Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-550 UltraZoom
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boriszulj, DP Review
4 March 2009
Excerpt: This camera is mixed bag. I needed smaller camera than my DSLR gear, but with full manual control, decent image quality and versatile lens. On paper this camera is ideal, but owner must put all his knowledge to achieve perfect result. This is not camera for beginners and shooting in auto or P mode.
Excerpt: Bought this sometime last year. Compared to other super zoom that I have used, the Olympus is light, very well constructed and versatile. Pros: long 18x zoom, smooth zoom action, fully featured, light and easy to carry around, low light performance is acceptable, 28mm wide angle is useful, good LCD...
Olympus SP-560 SP-550 UZ Professional HD2 Digital Accessory
I. J. Nas, Amazon
17 September 2008
Summary: The kit is great. The tripod is lightweight yet of high-quality, is very basic, that it does not have a level reference. The wide-angle and telephoto lens are working just fine. The lens adaptor is nice that it has a choice of two length, either when your lens is at full retract or full zoom.
Excerpt: I bought this camera to replace a 4.1 mp C-750. I needed something relatively inexpensive to take on a trip to Europe, and I wanted it to use standard AA batteries. I did not want to take my DSLR, so this was the best option for me. This camera takes great photos in normal to average settings.
Summary: This camera delivered some stunning photos, most of the time. The times that it did not were times when I should have known better. No matter how good a camera is, there are some shooting situations where you just won't get great results if your camera is not designed for that situation.
Pros: I bought this camera to take on a recent trip to Europe. I did not want to take my DSLR, but I wanted good photos, and a camera that used Standard AA Batteries. This camera gives you a very wide range of focal lenghts. It is good for group shots,(wide angle) and good for long range shots ( almost...
Cons: XD Card, Proprietary USB connector. I am not sure why Olympus did this. Now you have yet another cable to keep up with. The standard USB cable will not work with this camera, so be sure to keep the cable that came in box with you. Noise at High ISO, pictures are a little noisy above 800 ISO. Shot...
Excerpt: UPGRADED FROM C 770 UZ TO SP 550 UZ. TONNES OF FEATURE WHEN COMPARED. ALWAYS USED TO SHOOT WITH FINE ZOOM ON. CRYSTAL CLEAR DETAILS. RECOMMENED TO MANY.THINKING ABOUT THE ANNOUNCED SP 570 UZ Problems: NONE SO FAR
If it is not moving this camera will make you very happy
George E. Robertson, Amazon
14 January 2008
Summary: The zoom is just plain stupefying. I love it. The slowest ISO 50 means truely excellent sharp noise free images in daylight. At the other end of the ISO range it is terrible like pretty much all affordable digitals at high ISOs.
Olympus SP-560 SP-550 UZ Professional HD2 Digital Accessory Kit
David B. Merrell "Old English Prof", Amazon
28 December 2007
Summary: The kit contains very useful accessories. The tripod is a high-quality lightweight tripod, very easy to use. Both the telephoto and wide angle lenses work well. My only hesitation is that the package shoud have an overall set of instructions, warnings, hints, etc.