Summary: I have had this camera for quite a while and use it extensively. It has so many features that I am still not fully up to speed on its full capability. It takes excellent pictures that I use to publish two web sites, one newsletter and multiple sets in my Flickr account. Best camera I have owned to date.
Summary: I purchased this camera several years ago as a gift to my wife, and apparently I have yet to write a review. Wow. Ok, well this may benefit the end user, since my wife and I have spent several years using it and therefore can give a more accurate review. The summary of my experience is this: This is probably the best camera I have ever used that is not a full SLR or DSLR. The versatility and picture quality is absolutely stunning.
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: 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.