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: 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.
Excerpt: Cursed with an ambiguous, alphanumeric moniker, the SP-570UZ (that’s one hell of a sexy name there, Olympus) is suffering from an identity crisis. It lies in the nether region between point-and-click and DSLR, all the while suffering from a model number that screams “prosumer.
Pros: Stunning macro function makes big shots out of the smallest subjects. Versatile controls soothe the enthusiasts while auto presets comfort the n00bs. Excellent manual. Top mounted hotshoe makes swapping external flash options easy.
Cons: Pretend-professional zoom requires two hands. Zoom shots without a tripod can come out blurry. Stubborn clinging to proprietary xD media is irritating: Resistance is futile, Olympus.
Excerpt: Get a grip Grasp the SP-570 with both hands and you’ll see how comfortable and ergonomic it is. Ingeniously, the zoom is controlled by turning the lens as you would on a dSLR. At the flip of a switch on the side of the lens, focus can be changed from auto to manual.
Pros: 26 — 520mm zoom rang, Manual with 8min bulb setting, Macro as close as 1cm