Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-550 UltraZoom
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not under warranty
27 January 2011
Summary: I couldn't download the pictures from this camera, when I sent it in to Olympus for warranty work they said because I tried to take off the sticky label and didn't finish, it voided my warranty. The problem was in the USB port of the camera which wouldn't recognize the computer connection.
Conclusion: Just last month I would have said this is the best camera ever made, but now I'm out of warranty and get a "zoom error" report and the camera shuts down, unable to use it at all. Stored in a Pelican case, water tight, padded, never dropped, never mishandled, never exposed to vibration, dust, sand or...
Summary: i have this camera for 13 months already and i have taken it on 4 long trveling periods. this past tour two pieces of felt/rubber that are supposed to make your hold of the camera comfortable started falling off. on another occasion the little door that holds the xd card got open while i was wlking.
Nice camera, but the autofocus has a mind of its own.
Jamie Bowen "Jamie Bowen", Amazon
6 May 2007
Summary: I bought thus camera on the basis of its really useful zoom. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice camera. Everything feels solid and reliable, but the autofocus has a mind of its own. Unless the thing you focus on has 100% sharpness, the camera will focus on whatever is in the background (often hundreds...
Summary: I have used the SP550UZ for a while now, and find it a very good camera to use. The zoom on it is fabulous and if you take candids in the street, as I do sometimes, this comes in handy, as it would if you like to photograph wildlife/birds.
Summary: I bought this camera because I found the idea of a powerful zoom attractive. The zoom is useful, but the auto-focus has a mind of its own and I have felt it necessary to use to work round it (or switch it off, depending on the circumstances) to get the most out of the camera.
Summary: Hace cosa de un año que tengo esta cámara de fotos digital y estoy contento con ella, ya que en mi opinión es una máquina que me permite hacer muy buenas fotos, sin tener que retocar ni configurar "ningun parametro manual, aunque si lo prefieres y tienes tiempo puedes hacerlo, ya que al ser un...
Summary: Es bonita, pero tecnicamente es una porqueria, enfoque malisimo y lento, colores malos, brillo y contrastes malos y a veces peor, para ser de 7 megapixeles en la mayoria de las fotos falta definicion, tarjeta de memoria carisima, la duracion de las pilas estan bien, lo demas esta mal.