Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-565 UltraZoom
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22 January 2014
Summary: Takes great pictures and has a tone of features and settings to get the best pictures. A professional might like a camera like this but for me, it gets a bit complicated and literally I needed to download and print an entire instructional manual to figure out all the features. I like to keep it simple but if you want to experiment, you can certainly do it with this camera. It has a great zoom feature.
Summary: I just want to warn potential users of three drawbacks to this camera. I had an earlier, good version 5060 but Olympus sent me this one to replace it when they said it was not repairable after 4 years of use. (I was no longer made). The 5060 had a movable video screen so you could view it from many angles, but this one does not. 1. You can't add an external microphone to this, thus I find the internal mic not to be good when I want a more directional or wide angle mic.
good, not great...but probably the best deal for under $200 with 10 MP
10 February 2012
Summary: Its a decent camera, not as close to a SLR as I would have expected from the reviews I read before buying. But pretty decent anyway. I bought the telephoto and macro lens adapters, they are not worth spending the money for, the camera has enough lens capacity without them and they are hard to get a decent photo with. Low light is the cameras week point, I dont like using a flash as it washes out the photo.
Summary: La tapa del lente se sale en forma permanente. No tiene un modo de ajuste dejando al lente sin proteccion. Luego, estando guardada en su bolso, al extraerla y habiendola guardado apagada y con la tapa del lente puesto, la encontre encendida y con su lente expandido. Busque si tenia una forma de seguridad para el apagado/encendido pero no lo halle. No hay forma de evitar el encendido accidental de la maquina.
Summary: This camera is an excellent value. Very good performance and great zoom lens. The focusing is slow in low light which can be a problem for candid shots. It feel right in my hand and has many very useful features. I recommend it for all but the professional.
Great automatic camera which allows flexible programming
T. Muegel, Amazon
7 December 2009
Summary: I purchased this camera as a step up from an old Olympus Camedia, 5 megapixel with a 10x zoom. Its programs, especially in Scene mode, are much improved and easier to use. The flip up flash is a good feature because it can be used to prevent the flash from accidentally going off in an area (such as museums) where flash is forbidden. This is the perfect camera for the serious photographer who doesn't want to carry several extra lenses with a SLR.
Summary: After playing around with this camera for a week, I can cheerfully say that this is what Olympus SP570UZ should have been in the first place. The Olympus SP565UZ (I am cutting out the SP and UZ from this point on) is not only smaller and lighter then 570 but it also got auto focus and AUTO-ZOOM feature. How surprising that turned out to be. In essence, 565 is an physical makeover of the 570. It is in fact, 570 in all its capabilities but better.
Summary: I have had the camera for about a month now and am spending a lot of time learning how to use it. It is a liitle smaller than I imagined but as I only have full use of one hand, it is very satisfactory. There are many very nice features, one that I really like is Panorama. It works very well. I especially like the fact that it uses "AA" batteries. Good rechargables give me many pictures and I haven't run out of power, yet.
Great point and shoot, with a couple of reservations
16 May 2009
Summary: I'm really enjoying using this camera. I largely do photos of kid-related events, with occasional more professional uses. My main complaint is that two of the best features are non-compatible: if you want the image stabilizer to work, you have to turn the sound recording off of video. This sounds fine, except when are you ever going to remember to turn the sound back ON when something is happening and you want to take a spur-of-the-moment video?