Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-565 UltraZoom
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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: 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.
Definitely worth considering for serious photographers
16 July 2010
Summary: Relatively quick learning curve for photographers somewhat familiar with cameras above the basic point-and-shoot level. The camera is light, comfortable to hold and extremely capable. Bright optional eye-level viewfinder, which I prefer for precise framing. The lens is razor sharp throughout it's impressive zoom range resulting in beautiful images -- even if taken at relatively low shutter speeds!
Summary: I like everything about this camera except the labeling of the photos taken . There are too many steps to label the new pics but that being said it takes the best macro photos I have ever seen and the flash is located in a place where you dont have to see it to use it .
Summary: I absolutely love the pictures. Once I get it figured out I'm sure it will be capable of so much more. I like the quality of the pictures. I chose this camera because of the zoom. It has several settings which I'm still just learning. I highly recommend this camera. Good luck!