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Olympus SP-565 UltraZoom
4.8 out of 10

Olympus SP-565 UltraZoom

Olympus SP-565 UZ The SP-565 Ultra Zoom mid-range digital Read more

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Shoot telephoto (up to 20x optical zoom), wide-angle (26mm equivalent) and macro (as close as 1cm). Add 5x digital zoom for 100x total seamless zoom.
Sensor-Shift Image stabilization combined with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds capture crisp, clear images even if the subject is moving.
Tracks up to 16 faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
With one click, take several shots in rapid succession. With a burst rate of up to 13.5 fps (3MP), you can freeze moments to capture your shot.
Pre-capture automatically archives ten frames (3 MP) as soon as the focus is locked to capture the perfect shot.
Captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a panoramic scene.
Detects a smile on your subject’s face and automatically fires off three consecutive shots to capture that perfect smile.
Brings out more details in shadows. Captures scenes exactly as you see them, even in difficult lighting situations like backlight shots.
The 10 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create large prints without losing a single detail.
The Manual, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Priority allows full manual control settings for advanced creative shooting, yet it's easy enough to point-and-shoot to automatically capture beautiful images.
Using a live, multi-frame window on the LCD, you can preview the effects of various settings, select and capture the perfect shot.
Technical Specs
Image Sensor
10.0 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.33” CCD
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
4.6 - 92 mm (26 – 520 mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
20x Optical Zoom + 5x Digital Zoom (Seamless to 100x)
Aperture Range
f2.8 (W) / f4.5 (T) / f8(M)
2.5” (6.4cm) LCD, approx. 230,000 dots
Electronic View Finder with Dioptic Correction
Focus System
CCD Contrast Detection (AF Illuminator available)
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal mode: Wide: 3.9” – infinity (0.1m – infinity) Tele: 47.2” – infinity (1.2m – infinity) Macro mode: Wide: 3.9” – infinity (0.1m – infinity) Tele: 47.2” – infinity (1.2m – infinity) Super Macro mode:0.4" – infinity (1cm – infinity)
Focus Mode
iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, Full-Time AF, Selective AF Target, Predictive AF, AF Lock, Manual Focus
Shutter Speed
Auto:1/2000 sec. –1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto, High Auto, 64,100,200,400, 800,1600, 3200*, 6400* (equivalent)
Exposure Metering
Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering, Center-Weighted Metering, Face Detection AE (when Face Detection AF is selected)
White Balance Control
iESP 2 Auto, One-Touch, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, and 3 Fluorescents), White Balance Compensation
Exposure Compensation
±2 EVA steps in 1/3 EVA steps
Number of Recorded Pixels
10MP (3,648 x 2,736)
Motion Blur Suppression
Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
Shooting Modes
33 Shooting Modes; Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, My Mode, Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, Scene Modes (1. PORTRAIT, 2. LANDSCAPE, 3. LANDSCAPE+PORTRAIT, 4. SPORT, 5. NIGHT SCENE, 6. NIGHT+PORTRAIT, 7. INDOOR, 8. CANDLE, 9. SELF PORTRAIT, 10. AVAILABLE LIGHT PORTRAIT, 11. SUNSET, 12. FIREWORKS, 13. MULTI-FIREWORK, 14. CUISINE, 15. BEHIND GLASS, 16. DOCUMENTS, 17. AUCTION, 18. SHOOT & SELECT1, 19. SHOOT & SELECT2, 20. SMILE SHOT, 21. BEACH, 22. SNOW, 23. BIRD WATCHING, 24. PRE-CAPTURE MOVIE, 25 QUICK SHUTTER), Movie
In-Camera Panorama, PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software ) *Olympus brand xD-Picture CardTM is required.
Continuous Shooting
High-speed2: 13.5 frames per second, 30 frames (3MP)
Shooting Assist Functions
Shooting Guide, Perfect Shot Preview, Histogram, Frame Assist, AF Lock, AE Lock, Voice Recording
Movie Mode
AVI Movie with Sound;
Image Processing
TruePic™ III Image Processor
Noise Reduction
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer
Image Playback
Still Image: Single, Index Display (4/9/16/25), Up to 10x
Playback Edit Effects
Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Lighting Fix, Resize, Cropping, Black & White, Sepia, Calendar, Expression Edit, Face Focus, RAW Edit
Built-in, External Flash, Wireless Flash
Flash Modes
Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Flash Working Range
Wide: 0.98ft (0.3m) – 21.0ft (6.4m) at ISO 400
12 Seconds
48MB Internal Memory
Removable Media Card
xD-Picture Card™ (1GB, 2GB), microSD (MASD-1 is required)
Outer Connectors
Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output), DC Input
Auto-Connect USB
USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
System Requirements
Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA with USB port, Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port
Operating Temperature/Humidity
Operation: 32° – 104°F (0° – 40°C)
Power Source
4 AA Batteries, AC Adapter (C-7AU)
Battery Life (CIPA DC-002)
410 shots (4 AA)
4.6"W x 3.3"H x 3.2" D (116mm x 83.3mm x 80.8mm)
13.2oz (373g) without batteries and media card
Release Date
First seen
11 May 2008