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Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom
4.0 out of 10

Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

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Image Sensor
7.1 Megapixel (effective), 7.4 Megapixel gross, 1/2.5” CCD
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
6.3 – 63mm (38 – 380mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 11 lenses in 7 groups, 2 aspherical lenses
10x Optical + 5x Digital (seamless to 50x)
Maximum Aperture
f2.8 – f3.7 (adjustable in 1/3 EV step)
2.5” (6.4cm) Color LCD, approx. 115,000 pixels
Focus System
CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal Mode: (Wide) 2.8” – infinity (7cm – infinity) (Tele) 47.2” – infinity (1.2m – infinity)
Focus Mode
iESP, Auto, Spot AF, Selective AF Target, Manual
Shutter Speed
1/1000 sec. – 15 sec., Bulb
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity)
AUTO, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 2500*, 4000* (* approx. 3 Megapixels)
Exposure Metering
Digital iESP Auto Multi-Pattern TTL, Spot Metering, Center Weighted Metering
White Balance Control
iESP2 Multi-Pattern Auto TTL, One-Touch, Pre-Set (Overcast, Sunlight, Tungsten and 3 Fluorescent)
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Image File Format
Still Image: DCF Exif 2.21, JPEG, PIM3 Movie: QuickTime® motion JPEG
Number of Recorded Pixels
3,072 x 2,304, RAW / SHQ / HQ
Shooting Modes
28 Shooting Modes: Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, My Modes, GUIDE, Scene Presets (Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night & Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Museum, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select1, Shoot & Select2, Beach, Snow)
Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master Software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card™
Continuous Shooting
High Speed: 1.65 frames per second for more than 2 images (SQ) Normal Speed: 1.15 frames per second for 7 images (HQ) Bracket: Exposure bracketing up to 5 frames
Shooting Assist Functions
Histogram, Frame Assist
Movie Mode
QuickTime® Movie with Sound: 640x480/30fps, SHQ; 640x480/15fps, HQ; 320x240/30fps, SQ1; 320x240/15fps, SQ2
Image Processing
TruePic TURBO™ Image Processor
Pixel Mapping
Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM) available via menu setting
Noise Reduction
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer
Playback Edit Effects
Still Image: Lighting Fix, Red-Eye Fix, Black & White, Sepia, Resize, Rotate, Brightness, Saturation, Frame, Label, Calendar Movie: Frame Edit, Frame Index
Direct Printing Options
PictBridgeTM and DPOF
Flash Modes
Auto (for low-light and backlit conditions), Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Fill-In & Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Off
Flash Working Range
Wide: 14.8 ft. (4.5m), Tele: 11.2 ft. (3.4m)
12 Seconds/2 Seconds, AUTO
Setting Memorization
4 MY MODE Settings, RESET (Top Menu) to Default Settings
Date/Time Calendar
Simultaneous recording into image data, Automatic up to 2099
21MB internal memory
Removable Media Card
xD-Picture Card™ (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB or 2GB)
Outer Connectors
USB Connector, Audio/Video Output, DC Input
Auto-Connect USB
2.0 Full Speed
System Requirements
Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 98SE/ME/2000PRO/XP with USB port, Mac OS® 9.0-9.2x/OS X 10.1-10.4 with USB port Software: Windows 98SE/ME/2000PRO/ XP, Mac® 10.2 and higher
Operating Temperature/Humidity
Operation: 32° – 104°F (0° – 40°C), 30% – 90% humidity Storage: -4° – 140°F (-20° – 60°C), 10% – 90% humidity
Power Source
(4) AA Batteries, AC Adapter (C-7AU)
4.2” W x 2.9” H x 2.8” D (105.5mm x 74.5mm x 70.0mm)
11.6 oz. (325g) without batteries and media card
Release Date
First seen
14 October 2006