Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-565 UltraZoom
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Olympus SP-565UZ Digital Camera Review
15 August 2009
Conclusion: In conclusion, the Olympus SP-565UZ is a versatile camera that delivers solid results and all-around performance to justify its mid-range price tag. It checks the majority of appropriate boxes in terms of design, functionality and image quality making it another worthy unit in the extensive Olympus...
Summary: Olympus is no stranger to ultrazooms, with three models in its current line-up: the 10 megapixel/20x zoom 565UZ and 570UZ, and the new 12 megapixel/26x zoom 590UZ. The smallest and lightest of the three, the Olympus SP-565UZ represents a minor update to its sibling, the 570UZ.
Pros: Full feature set addressing the needs of experienced photographers as well as the snapshooters, Helpful on-board user guide, Decent performance on several levels, Natural-looking colors, Good detail capture at low ISO settings, Base ISO of 64
Cons: Lens distortion at extreme focal lengths, Tendency to clip highlights in high contrast shots, Relatively small (2.5 inch) LCD compared to other Olympus superzooms, Purple fringing along high contrast edges, Only two levels of JPEG image compression
This advanced compact camera has a massive 20x super-zoom lens and a 10-megapixel sensor.
Good Gear Guide.au
10 February 2010
Summary: The SP-565UZ packs a lot of useful features for manual photography, but its image quality doesn't cut the mustard. Consider this camera if image quality isn't your primary concern and you are just interested in its zoom and super-macro capabilities.
Pros: 20x zoom lens, image stabilisation, comfortable to hold and easy to use, good for macro shots
Excerpt: As well as the long zoom the SP-565UZ has an array of advanced features. These include manual exposure modes, bracketing and manual focus. If you reduce the number of megapixels to three the camera is able to shoot at 13.5 frames per second.
Conclusion: To be honest I don't think there is a great deal to choose between most super zoom cameras. Unless you are very fussy about picture quality they all do a decent job, so a lot of your decision to buy is likely to be based on features and handling.
Summary: Frankly we think the 20x zoom range is expecting too much. It involves too many optical compromises. In the middle of the zoom range resolution is reasonable but the extremes are plagued with distortion or diminished sharpness.
Pros: The camera is responsive with reasonably fast focusing even at the longest extension. User controls are comparable with a DSLR. Noise is well handled. It is apparent at ISO200 but it is not made worse with intrusive noise reduction. RAW images are good and it is worth the trouble of conversion. T...
Cons: The electronic viewfinder is dire. You would only use it in bright daylight when the LCD can’t be seen. There is very pronounced barrel distortion at the wide end of the zoom range which needs correction in software post-camera. Images at the extreme long end of the range are not sharp.
Excerpt: Le bridge Olympus SP-565 UZ est un bridge qui intéressera ceux qui bien sûr aiment les bridges et leur polyvalence mais aussi finalement la compacité La polyvalence, c’est l’ambitieux zoom x20 26-520 mm (évidemment avec une stabilisation ) qui associé aux bien suffisants 10 MP d u capteur, qui...
Pros: Amplitude du zoom, Stabilisation, Compacité
Cons: Ecran arrière un peu petit, Bruit lié à un capteur qu'on aurait espéré plus grand pour ce type d'appareil
Conclusion: Model oznaczony jako SP-565 UZ wprowadzony na rynek kilka miesięcy po modelu SP-570 UZ jest jego nieco zubożoną wersją. Pozostawiono jeden z większych atutów – czyli optykę pozwalającą aż na dwudziestokrotne przybliżanie i oddalanie fotografowanego motywu.
Pros: Bardzo duży zakres ogniskowej, Szerokokątna optyka, Wbudowany stabilizator obrazu