Summary: I am not a professional photographer, just enjoy taking pictures and for the most part this camera has been good to me. I really like many of the night shots, but really find myself just using the action setting for all(but that might be because I feel like I shake too much, and the quicker the shutter, the better).
Summary: I have had the Olympus SP-565UZ for three years now. The camera, a point and shoot, does well for the following purposes: a. Close ups and portraits b. Baby photos using available light c. Zooming in to long range subjects Where it is short: a. Night photography is poor, even with the flashlight b. At max zoom the blur can be considerable for shaky hands. Overall I have had a great experience with it, does well for a regular use piece.
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.
Summary: I have had this camera for about 6 months now and have taken about 3000 pics with it. For the wide range of options you have to chose from when taking a picture, this camera does a pretty good job. The zoom is substantial and the focus is good as long as the batteries are fresh. Battery life is super short (200 pics) and goes down substantially when using the high-power zoom. The autofocus also struggles to get the correct object in focus when the zoom is employed too.
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: EASY TO USE CAMERA WITH A LOT OF AUTOMATIC SETTINGS AND FEATURES; FOR THE EVERYDAY PHOTOGRAPHER WHO WANT'S A BETTER PICTURE THAN TAKEN WITH THOSE LITTLE CAMERAS. I TRIED THIS CAMERA IN DIFERENT LIGHT CONDITIONS INTERIORS AND (GREAT PICS). I SPECIALY LOVE THE WIDE ANGLE LENS, THE SOON, FOCUS AND BETTER FLASH THAN THE LITTLE CAMERAS.