Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-565 UltraZoom
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Great camera for the price
18 October 2012
Summary: Seems to do everything promised, and takes pictures just like a DSLR. The only really major difference between this and the much more expensive (and newer) options is the lack of interchangeable lenses. In other words, if you are a moderately skilled amateur who wants to take high quality pictures like a pro, this should do the trick.
A well made long range zoom point and shoot camera
3 October 2011
Summary: The Olympus SP 565 with its improved info screen and boosted image quality to 10 MP is a step up over previous models. The changed menus do take some getting used to. The camera also has an annoying feature of telling you it can't take a picture for some absurd reason, but an experienced photographer can overcome this with some manipulation. Olympus ships the camera with a cheap useless thin strap.
Summary: I love this camera. The 20x telephoto combined with 5x digita zoom means 100x and I can read the writing on a bolt head on a 40ft ceiling. Image stabilizer eliminates need for a tripod. Macro function as good as it gets. Guide function means you can forget everything and the camera tells you what to do in the field. 3 years of field use & airplane travel & still going strong. Got it for $300 3 years ago what a deal!
Summary: Before I bought this camera I did a lot of research. I have a point and shoot Olympus and I loved it. This is NO point and shoot...but once I got used to it...I can tell you that I love it to. In fact, my daughter saw it and used it and her husband bought her one for an anniversary gift! This camera does more things than I can ever realize...have had it awhile and I am still learning things about it. A great digital camera.
Summary: I bought this camera after researching a ton of cameras in the price range. After using it for 1.5 years now, and having taken thousands of photos, I am as happy as ever with it. It was a great deal and has so much functionality, I'm still learning to use all of it. I take this camera on my many off-trail hikes, and despite jiggling around so much, it continues to work just fine.
Summary: FOR THE TIME FRAME OF THIS CAMERAS INTRODUCTION INTO THE MARKET, IT IS LOADED WITH GREAT FEATURES. THE PRICE IS QUITE GOOD. HANDLING IS COMFORTABLE AND THE PICTURE QUALITY IS GREAT. MOST OF THE FEATURES ARE INTUITIVE. FOR ME THAT IS A MUST FEATURE. BATTERY LIFE IS GOOD. IT'S LIGHT ENOUGH THAT I CAN HANG IT ON MY NECK ALL DAY, NO PROBLEM. AVAILABLE LIGHT SHOOTING IS AN IMPROVEMENT OVER OTHER OLYMPUS CAMERAS, POINT AND SHOOT, THAT I HAVE OWNED AND OPERATED FOR YEARS.
Summary: Same as the Olympus D-560, as far as operation goes. The D-565 is .8 MP more than the D560 the seamless zoom is 12X as compared to 10X on the D-560. I suggest the Rechargeable CR-V3 batteries, last longer, charge much faster and they don't pollute the environment like the NiMH will when tossed out. Make sure you have a XD M256mb at minimum for your picture card, it doesn't have to be an Olympus there are several on the market,will hold approx. 250 pictures per card.