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Olympus SP-565 UltraZoom

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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 8
8.0
Functionality 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 9
9.0
Appearance 7
7.0
Build quality 8
8.0

Olympus SP-565UZ Digital Camera Review

Buy-n-Shoot.com
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 range.
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Olympus SP-565 UZ Review

Digital Camera Review
24 March 2009
  • Excerpt: 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. Users of the latter camera won't gain much by upgrading to the 565UZ since both cameras offer the same 10 megapixel sensor, 20x optical zoom, and an almost carbon-copy list of features.
  • 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
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Olympus SP-565 UZ

Steve's Digicams
16 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Jump to Page: SP-565 UZ Specifications Physical Views Features & Controls Record Modes Playback Modes Steve's Conclusion Sample Photos Next: Specifications Visitors of Steves can visit the stores below for real-time pricing and availability. You can also find hot, soon to expire online offers on a variety of cameras and accessories at our very own Camera Deals page.
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Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Color and saturation 8
8.0

Olympus SP-565 UZ

Cameras
8 August 2014
  • 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. The Olympus SP-565UZ handles well and has a full range of features. Therefore it is worth adding to any shortlist.
  • Pros: Features - Design
  • Cons: Faster turn on time
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Overall 4
4.0

This advanced compact camera has a massive 20x super-zoom lens and a 10-megapixel sensor.

Good Gear Guide.au
29 November 2009
  • 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
  • Cons: Photos lack contrast, noticeable noise above ISO 200, noticeable barrel roll, images look soft
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
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Ease of use 8
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Picture quality 8
8.0

Olympus SP-565 UZ

PhotographyBLOG
22 January 2009
  • Summary: The Olympus SP-565 UZ feels more like a consolidation and evolution of existing big zoom products rather than a great leap forward, with a launch price that closely matches that of the SP-570UZ when introduced (with the just announced 26x zoom, 12 megapixel SP-590UZ taking over as the new flagship of the Olympus range).
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[REVIEW-OLYMPUS SP-565UZ camera]

DPexpert
11 December 2008
  • 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. There is an optional tele-converter that extends the range to 1200mm — Olympus say it is specially for bird photography!
  • 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. The supplied software is not great but it gets you started in trying RAW mode. The image stabilisation is effective.
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.3
Ease of use 8
8.0
Audio & image quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
8.5

Olympus SP-565 UZ

PhotoReview
1 October 2008
  • Summary: A compact digicam with a 20x optical zoom lens and advanced shooting modes.Olympus's SP-565 UZ incorporates many of the features of the flagship model of the long-zoom range, the SP-570 UZ, in a cheaper, more compact body. It has the same 10-megapixel sensor and 20x optical zoom lens plus the same TruePic III image processor. Yet it weighs 72 grams less and is $100 cheaper than the SP-570 UZ.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus SP-565 UZ

Absolut Photo
28 December 2012
  • 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 l’assurera.
  • 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
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Overall 6
6.2

Olympus SP-565UZ

pcworld.pl
21 December 2010
  • 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. Aparat podobnie jak "pięćset siedemdziesiątka" został uzbrojony w dziesięciomilionową matrycę CCD typu 1/ 2,3 cala.
  • Pros: Bardzo duży zakres ogniskowej, Szerokokątna optyka, Wbudowany stabilizator obrazu
  • Cons: Słaby standard kart pamięci (xD)
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