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Olympus SP-565 UltraZoom

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Olympus SP-565 UZ

The SP-565 Ultra Zoom mid-range digital camera fro Olympus features a 10 megapixel 1/2.33” CCD imaging sensor, TruePic III Image Processor and a 20x wide-angle optical zoom lens. In addition to the 20x optical zoom, the SP-565 UZ also offers 5x digital zoom for a total of 100x. With the camera’s Ultra Zoom lens, the user can shoot telephoto, wide-angle and macro (to as close as 1 centimeter).

The SP-565 UZ features a dual image stabilization system that combines mechanical Sens…

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Olympus SP-565 UZ

The SP-565 Ultra Zoom mid-range digital camera fro Olympus features a 10 megapixel 1/2.33” CCD imaging sensor, TruePic III Image Processor and a 20x wide-angle optical zoom lens. In addition to the 20x optical zoom, the SP-565 UZ also offers 5x digital zoom for a total of 100x. With the camera’s Ultra Zoom lens, the user can shoot telephoto, wide-angle and macro (to as close as 1 centimeter).

The SP-565 UZ features a dual image stabilization system that combines mechanical Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and Digital Image Stabilization to provide blur-free images. It also has high-speed burst modes of up to 13.5 frames per second (3 megapixels). For low light conditions, the camera offers BrightCapture Technology, high ISO settings and Shadow Adjustment Technology. Other key features of the SP-565 UZ include face detection of up to 16 faces. Complementing the face detection technology is the camera’s ability to detect smiles and shoot three times in succession.

In addition to the 23 scene modes, the SP-565 UZ also offers extensive manual controls including P/A/S/M exposure modes.

Panoramic photos are easily done using the Olympus SP-565 UZ’s in-camera panorama feature. The user only has to press the shutter button and pan across and the camera will capture three photos and handle the stitching. Automatic stitching of up to 10 frames can also be done on a PC using the Olympus Master software.

The camera also has a movie mode that saves videos in AVI format with sound. Users can choose from resolutions of 640 x 480 or 320 x 240 pixels and frame rates of 30/15 fps.

The 2.5 inch HyperCrystal LCD display has a resolution of 230,00 pixels and offers brightness adjustments of up to 5 steps. The SP-565 UZ also features an electric view finder with dioptic correction. In addition to the built-in pop-up flash, the camera is also compatible with Olympus’ FL-50R external flash and FL-36R wireless flash units.

The SP-565 has 48 megabytes of internal memory and a memory card slot for xD-Picture Card and microSD (MASD-1 attachment is required).

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  • Help......not getting good results at all.

    OK, I beginning to feel like I'm missing something very obvious. I previously owned a Sony Cybershot. Basically - point and shoot. Wanted something a step above - got the Olympus SP 565 UZ. The pictures I've taken so far are aweful. Outdoors - no problem. Indoors - horrible. I took a series at my granddaughters cheerleading event - school gym - the zoom was terrible - pictures were grainy and out of focus. Took a few shots on Christmas - the family sitting around the living room - horrible. Out of focus - grainy - dark - ...... Could I have a bad camera? I'm wondering. Purchased on line - don't know if I have any recourse. I'm super disappointed and need some help.

    Answered by Bobb 2010-02-07:

    What ISO are you using? Are you using the flash? Indoor shots without the flash or beyond the range of the flash can cause grainy photos depending on the camera settings. In auto mode, the camera trys to set itself to a high ISO which causes grainy

  • Audio Problems during Video reproduction Oympus SP 565

    HI, Im a new user with this camera, I´ve filmed some family videos but when reproducing them, can´t hear no audio from them, Do you think the MIC might be damage, or something..audio settings seemed ok, according to instruction manual.. thanks for any advice RL

    Answered by LionKing 2009-05-10:

    check page 19 and then 42, for MIC activation , this will solve the