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Olympus SP-560 UltraZoom
4.7 out of 10

Olympus SP-560 UltraZoom

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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus SP-560 UZ Review

Digitaltrends
29 April 2008
  • Conclusion: The Olympus SP-560 UZ mega zoom camera has a lot of things going for it but in the end, its picture quality and performance that matter the most. My advice would be to buy the Panasonic if you’re looking for an 18x zoom since they’re similarly priced.
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Overall 8
7.8
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
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Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 7
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Ergonomics 8
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Build quality 8
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Expert Review

DP Review
21 December 2007
  • Conclusion: We described the Fuji S8000fd as trying to be all things to all people, but that was before we really got to grips with the Olympus SP-560UZ. The number of features and options available on the Olympus is frankly comical.
  • Pros: Phenomenal zoom range that includes real wide-angle to long telephoto capability, Huge range of features, Reliable exposure, Good ergonomics, RAW mode (though very slow), Bright, immediate 'consumer friendly' output, Good detail and color at lowest ISO settings, Shadow Adjust helps produce nice p...
  • Cons: More features than you will know what to do with (many of them gimmicky), Unwieldy menu system, Corner softness at shorter focal lengths, High contrast tone curve tends to clip shadows or highlights, RAW mode so terribly slow, Limited AA battery life, Evidence of noise reduction smearing at anyth...
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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 7
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Photo quality 7
7.0
Build quality 8
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Color and saturation 7
7.0

Olympus SP-560

Cameras
12 January 2008
  • Conclusion: Perhaps I have been a bit harsh in my assessment of the Olympus SP-560, but I am disappointed by the quality of some of my test shots. The camera has plenty of features and I am sure its long lens will appeal to many.
  • Pros: Macro shot
  • Cons: Picture quality when full zoom used - shutter time for single photo with flash
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Overall 9
8.5

Test: Olympus SP-560 UZ (Digitalkamera)

CHIP Online
18 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Die SP-560 UZ glänzt mit toller Brennweite und sehr guter Bildqualität, doch die schlechte Auslöse-
  • Pros: Sehr gute Ausstattung, Gute Farbwiedergabe, Geringes Rauschen
  • Cons: Langsam, Niedrige Auflösung
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus SP-560 UZ

Komputer for alle
4 June 2008
  • Summary: Olympus SP-560 virker meget elegant i design og materiale­valg. Kameraet ligger godt i hånden, og den ru, gummibelagte overflade giver et solidt greb om tingene. Ikke mindst på superzoomkameraer er det væsentligt, da det kræver et godt greb og en rolig hånd at holde kameraet i ro, når man zoomer 18x...
  • Pros: Glimrende ergonomi, Flot billedkvalitet, Ideelt zoomområde
  • Cons: Langsomt at arbejde med, Højeste ISO ikke god nok
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Overall 7
6.6

Bridgekamera mit Superzoom-Objektiv: Olympus SP-560 UZ

CNET
20 May 2008
  • Summary: Die 8-Megapixel-Ultrazoom von Olympus ist grundsätzlich besser als ihr Vorgängermodell SP-550 UZ. Dennoch leidet sie nach wie vor an vielen alten Problemen.
  • Pros: Objektiv mit langer Brennweite und dennoch großem Weitwinkel, manuelle Belichtungseinstellung, gutes Gehäusedesign, Unterstützung für drahtlosen Blitz
  • Cons: eingeschränkte Bildqualität durch Weichzeichnung und Rauschen, mittelmäßige Leistung
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
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Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Battery performance 7
7.0

Expert Review

Tecnozoom
15 September 2007
  • Conclusion: L’Olympus SP-560 UZ è un’ottima fotocamera digitale compatta, anche se si tratta a tutti gli effetti di una “Bridge”, ossia una via di mezzo tra le classiche compatte automatiche e dalle dimensioni minime e le reflex ultraprofessionali e ingombranti.
  • Pros: ZOOM OTTICO; Display ad elevata risoluzione; Sensore; Stabilizzatore Immagini
  • Cons: Dimensioni
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