Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-560 UltraZoom
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For your average family traveler, this is a good choice.
5 August 2012
Summary: If you're interested in more artful photography or any macro work, this is not your best choice. Outdoor photos are great, especially with all the scene settings available. The weight and size are great for vacation - especially if you're sight seeing outdoors. I prefer as much natural light - even indoors, and this model doesn't quite keep up. You'll have to use the flash if you don't want a grainy photo.
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. Like many "super-zoom" cameras competing on specs, it makes up for noise and dynamic range limitations in its small CCD by over-processing, and the images show signs of heavy noise reduction filtering, washing out...
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. Sent camera back to 17 Th Photo and purchased a Cannon S5 IS. 17 Th St Photo is an excellent retailer and the Cannon S5 IS, in my opinion is a much better camera.
It's fun, but not much of an improvement on the SP-550
J. Bowen "Jamie Bowen", Amazon
17 December 2010
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. The result was that I felt it necessary to use to work round it (or switch it off, depending on the circumstances) to get the best results. I hoped that my issues with auto-focus would be addressed in this camera. To a degree it is.
E. J. Blackstock "I'm running out of room!", Amazon
18 November 2010
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. The zoom is not as good as I had been led to believe - wasn't really any better than my little pocket camera. Focus is not good and there is a lot of noise in the photos.
Excerpt: "...helps if you've owned similar Olympus cameras - and this tends to mean it's not really a quick, one handed operating camera. But, what do you expect from a camera that does everything except make the tea (and it may even do that - to be honest after several months of ownership I still haven't worked out what half the functions are! I'm sure face detection is useful for taking 'social pictures' but as I never do so, I've yet to have the opportunity ...
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. Para interiores con mucha luz o fash a corta distancia a iso 50 bajandola el contraste puede aguantar si los sujetos estan a 1´5 m a 1/50 como estén más lejos un desastre. El macro regular (sólo f:8). El zoom regular también (falta nitidez).
Summary: 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. Para muchos casos hay que ponerla un diafragma de 8 (el máximo que tiene) si quieres algo (sólo algo) de nitidez. Alguna cosa no funciona en esta cámara tal vez el firmware?. Sigo luchando con ella, por que no puedo creerlo. Gran error salirme de SONY.
Summary: 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 bueno,ni por 10€.