Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-550 UltraZoom
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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.
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...
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.
Summary: I purchased the 550UZ mainly for pix of birds in my backyard and family snaps. Overall, I'm pleased with the quality and performance of the camera. However, a tripod is a must when using the fully extended tele.
Summary: The transfer speed with the cable was slow, about 17 min for a gig, but the card reader I have scrambled the XD card so I only use the camera cable now don't know if XD is fragile media or if it was a fluke but Iv'e never had that with SD. Anything to else to say would be a repeat by now
Pros: I bought this camera for a trip to Greece and I love it, it has great zooom and good picture quality. Since the hills are so rugged my average use would be turn it on take a shot turn it off repeat this for about the first 300 shots and it seemed fine, preformed well. Its been what I was hopeing ...
Cons: XD not SD, I had trouble getting a focus lock at a high zoom when it wasn't that foggy it seems that if I can see the mountain top through the haze the camera should too, good battery life but no warning before they die carry spares, also the lighting in video mode is dark and as you pan it will ...
Summary: If you would like to get shots like you may have wished for in the past, you can do it now with the SP-550UZ. The 18X zoom get you in there. I was fortunate enough, and patient enough to watch an Antalope mon with her two young ones, about six months old.
Summary: This is just the camera I expected. I do not want to lug an SLR around but want flexibility in subject distance selection. Relatively easy to use. A point and shoot or more if you want it to be. I do casual bird photography and this fits the bill
Conclusion: I was looking for a small digital camera that could do more than take pictures. The first 18X wide-angle/superzoom was ideally suited to this task. It is small and light enough to carry backpacking or strolling city streets.
Pros: Small, wide angle, big zoom, image stabilization
Summary: I am a professional moviemaker. I know way more about motion picture cameras than still cameras but a camera is a camera. They got most of what they did right but left out some things that are really annoying. I always put a UV or Haze filter on my lenses. This is for protection.