Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-570 UltraZoom
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Olympus SP-570 UZ 10MP Digital Camera W/20x Zoom: A Diamond in the Garbage Dump
Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
Excerpt: The Olympus SP-570 UZ 10 MP digital camera has the feel and performance of a SLR camera, but maintains the ease of a point and shoot. I am a novice photographer. Some say, my pictures are professional grade.
Conclusion: A sticking point which some will either quickly like or dislike is the manual flash trigger. To use the flash it needs to be manually popped for it to function, even in auto mode. This may frustrate some users who forget to flick the switch and miss a shot.
Conclusion: Olympus SP-570 UZ Megazoom digital camera Where the Megazoom camera proved good for 10x optical zoom a few years ago, the Olympus SP-570 UZ doubles this range. The compact size remained untouched and the amount of pixels increased, as expected.
Summary: The SP-570's decent EVF and good zoom ring help it to stand out from the others; however it lacks the finesse of the Nikon P80, particularly in terms of image quality. Overall it's a case of mixed blessings from Olympus.
Pros: Zoom ring, Raw support, long lens
Cons: Exposures too light, fringing, EVF not as good as others
Summary: A digital SLR camera requires carrying a large camera case with multiple lenses and dealing with sometimes inconvenient lens swapping. The SP-570 offers a wide range of features that meet those of SLRs without the necessity for extra lenses and extra costs.
Summary: Olympus' new powerful and versatile SP-570 Ultra Zoom digital compact camera stands out from the crowd with an astounding precision- crafted 20x, wide-angle optical zoom (26-520mm equivalent) and 10 million pixels of resolution for superior image quality in any shooting situation.
Summary: Olympus' entry into the megazoom class delivers the greatest magnification rating of any camera we've seen. Using the Olympus SP-570 UZ at 20X, photos taken at a distance of up to 30ft from the subject looked as though the photographer had been right up close.
Conclusion: The Olympus SP-570 handles more like a Digital SLR than any other camera I have tested. I like the barrel twisting method of zoom. Add in a hot shoe, RAW mode and various manual controls and you have a very good camera for a photography enthusiast.