Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom
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Better Than Average Digital Camera
Jonathan Canfield, Amazon
31 January 2015
Summary: This camera is a solid purchase as an item for consumers that fall between amateur and professional. It has a few advanced features to adjust ISO control, indoor/outdoor light settings, use flash, and choose between viewfinder or LCD focus-framing control options. The zoom is good, even in micro mode. The Quicktime-TM video option mode works well if you set the zoom first (the zoom remains fixed in a constant position once video shoot begins).
Summary: Great camera, took wonderful pictures and video. i would not recommened it to someone who is looking for a start out camera as it is a little difficult to use at first and can be overwheling because of all the many features it has.
Summary: I found this camera initially a bit worse (more digital noise and less sharp images) than my old Olympus until I adjusted the ISO and turned off the digital image stabilizer. Then it became a superb digital camera. Yet, for the non-discerning recreational photographer using the program mode w/stabilization probably doesn't matter. It is a memory hog as the larger, higher quality images are all over a megabyte.
Summary: This camera with a 2 gig card replaced both our old Olympus digital camera and our analog video camera. It gives us 30 plus minutes of video and pictures to boot. All functions are as promised. Con: so many features, it's hard to use them all.
A Solid Performer for the Price - 4 Stars for Value
Cap'n Stoob "Stoob", Amazon
9 January 2007
Summary: It is important to thoroughly read the manual for any camera and test it out fully before making a decision on keeping it. For example, the "it picks some random focus point" issue can be solved by choosing P mode and telling the camera that the focus point should always be in the center. A lot of this camera's hidden beauty lies in its ability to be fully manually operated, from zoom (albeit awkwardly with buttons) to exposure.
Summary: As we all know, olympus is well known for its well featured, superzoom cameras. Now with this camera olympus provides us with a camera with 10x optical zoom and with 7.1 megapixels in a very good price. Grab the chance to take a Olympus SP-510 camera!!! This camera has a great body design and high quality!! Enjoy it!!
Summary: I work at a museum in central Wisconsin and use this camera to capture images of artwork and events in the Museum. I bought the Olympus SP-510 because of its features and low price and am pleased with the results that it produced. I used it just this morning and sent the images that I took to our designer to have title panels made for two exibitions that I am working on. The SP-510 is a bargin when compared with all of the features it offers.
Summary: When I first started taking pictures with this camera earlier today, I was almost ready to return it. My first shots turned out blurry, grainy, off-color, and all-around unsatisfactory. So much for the factory settings. After spending some time with the manual on CD-ROM, however, I was able to fix the problems. First, the digital stabilization needs to be turned on--it is not on when the camera comes out of the box.
Summary: This is a great overall camera! The optical zoom is adequate - not the best I have used but you can get other lenses. The super macro is awesome, the auto feature works great as do the manual override features. This is the first digital camera I have used that I felt was worthy of purchase.