Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-560 UltraZoom
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Could be better
JOSE MACHADO JUNIOR, Amazon
9 March 2010
Summary: I bought this camera a while ago and just few months ago (maybe 4) it started showing "Zoom Error" when it was t=urned on and shutted off by itself. Fixing it would cost almost as much as buying a new one.
Summary: I switched to this camera from a Canon A610 that died on me. The first thing I noticed with this camera is that the picture quality on my $200 Canon was better or equal than this $400 camera. The dynamic range is terrible, with skies often washed out to white.
Summary: Very disappointed with Olympus. I own 2 other Olympus cameras and was very satisfied, bought this camera and after shooting several hundred exposures was not satisfied with results only about 25 % of shots were in focus. Contacted Olympus with my concerns, but they never returned my inquiry.
Excerpt: This is a nice robust feeling camera that fits into the hand well. The multitude of buttons and menu options does take a while to get used to though - it helps if you've owned similar Olympus cameras - and this tends to mean it's not really a quick, one handed operating camera.
It's fun, but not much of an improvement on the SP-550
Jamie Bowen "Jamie Bowen", Amazon
3 July 2008
Summary: This is a bit of a curate's egg of a camera. I bought its' parent (the SP-550) because this I found the idea of a powerful zoom attractive. The zoom is useful, but I found that the auto-focus had a bit of a mind of its own on that camera.
E. J. Blackstock "I'm running out of room!", Amazon
3 July 2008
Summary: I bought this camera when it was first released, did my research and it was recommended to me by various semi-prof photographers. I was very excited. I was pleased with it but not as much as I thought I should be.
Excerpt: I recently went in search of a digital camera that I will not hesitate to take along with me every time I go out. My current DSLR tends to be left behind a lot, as my back is finally rebelling after years of abuse!
Pros: compact, light, good features, reasonably priced
Cons: colours can appear dull, especially in low light conditions
Summary: Después de 2 años de uso, de hacer pruebas por todos los lados...hace buenas fotos SOLO CUANDO HAY LUZ EN CANTIDAD Y en MANUAL (calculando). Tiene un sensor muy pequeño. A ISO 200 da ruido a tope en cuanto falta mínimamente la luz.
Excerpt: no le cojo el punto por ningun lado, cuando hay mucha luz el fotometro engaña,zoom al maximo y de noche pesimo, muy lenta para guardar las fotos....etc etc.espero que actualicen el firmware y mejore la camara.me comprare otra, de otra marca y esta no la vendere a nadie,no quiero vender algo malo por...
Excerpt: Me reitero en lo dicho. NECESITA MUCHA LUZ. Demasiado ruido incluso a ISO 100 y 200 (no te digo nada a 400). Hay que trabajar en manual o prioridad (para resultados malos), en automatico un desastre.