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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 range.
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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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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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