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5.1 out of 10

Olympus SP-550 UltraZoom

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Overall 6
6.0

Olympus SP-550 UZ

xanderman, reviewed.com
27 October 2009
  • 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 shock, like new out of the box and it is completely useless.
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Overall 6
6.0

pictures are good, the camera needs improvement

Amazon Customer "an amazon regular", Amazon
28 May 2008
  • 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. i dont know how long i was wlking this way before i realised it was open.
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Overall 6
6.0

Came through as advertised

Thomas C. Royer "cool hoosier", Amazon
22 October 2007
  • Summary: This kit has a lot of stuff in it and it's all of some value. My only real objection is that the lenses provide a fairly "soft" image and the user manual, such as it is, is pretty useless. I don't, for example, mind vigetting when using a long teleconverter lens, but I'd appreciate some guidance in the user guide on when to expect it. Similarly, I'd like some guidance on minimum focusing distances when using the wide angle converter and when using the macro capability.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice camera, but the autofocus has a mind of its own.

J. Bowen "Jamie Bowen", Amazon
17 October 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 of yards away) or at the feet of the object of interest, throwing out any chance of focusing in the object of interest.
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Overall 5
5.0

Olympus SP550 Ultra Zoom Compact Camera

Digital Camera Magazine
16 November 2008
  • 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. The quality at both the 28mm wide angle of the zoom and the 504mm telephoto end are superb, with very small amounts of grain visible.
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Overall 6
6.0

A strange autofocus on a generally good camera.

J. Bowen "Jamie Bowen", Amazon
7 May 2007
  • 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. It uses 4 AA batteries, which is good because it means that should the camera run out, you'll always be able to buy a cheep back up pack if you run out midway through the day.
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Overall 6
6.0

pedazo de zooooooom

didacrack, Ciao
3 August 2009
  • 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 modelo "bridge" (puente entre una compacta y una reflex) te da la posibilidad de manejar la cámara de un modo más técnico.
  • Pros: el zoom y el estabilizador
  • Cons: tamaño
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Overall 6
6.0

Habe mir mehr versprochen

twibi, eBay.de
5 August 2008
  • Summary: Hauptsächlich wegen des Superzooms habe ich mir diese Kamera zugelegt, damit ich mit leichterem Gepäck unterwegs sein kann, was mir bei der E1 mit entsprechenden Objektiven nicht möglich ist. Bei strahlendem Sonnenschein ist das zoomen auch kein Problem - zoomt man jedoch in einen dunklen Hintergrund ist es reine Glückssache das Motiv scharf zu erhalten, das man im Visier hat. Bei schlechtem Wetter kann man das zoomen vergessen.
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Overall 6
6.4
Performance 2
2.0
Picture quality 2
2.0
Display 8
8.0
Ergonomics 10
10

mala de verdad

jesus, quesabesde.com
25 July 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Picture quality 4
4.0
Display 6
6.0
Ergonomics 6
6.0

Aparcada después de unos meses

andres, quesabesde.com
30 June 2008
  • Summary: Lo que creia haber sido una gran compra, se torno en decepción tras unos cuantos cientos de fotos. La uso muy poco. A pesar de su buen zoom, los resultados no los son tanto cuando haces fotos a 500 mm (también a menos). Lo peor de esta cámara es lo lenta que es en el enfoque y los errores que comete en él. Y no digamos si tiras de zoom, que entonces te encuentras con sorpresas porque enfoca donde le da la gana. Con poca luz, ni eso.
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