Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom
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9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought this camera a couple years ago for about 125$ on ebay, wanting a prosumer camera (something between a regular point and shoot and a professional camera with more control). In natural lighting, it gives crisp, professional-looking photographs that have tons of potential if ran through an editing program. With indoor or low lighting, this camera fails with it's high noisy level. There is a ton of control with this Olympus and even a panorama feature!
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: This camera takes suprisingly good quality pics. It is user friendly and the grip is nice. BUT the screen delay (delay of image appearing on screen) and shot delay (amount of time allowed between shots) is pretty frustrating. All in all, I like this camera and would recommend it to someone looking for a nice, affordable starter camera.
Summary: As advertised. With flash, takes cool pics in the dark. I like the scene selection mode when I'm in a hurry. I signed up for e-mail pointers from Olympus for this camera. Using the recommendations for special situations, you can't miss. I probably will never use all the features though.
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.