Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-570 UltraZoom
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D. Rosenfeld, Amazon
4 January 2009
Summary: I was looking for a 20X zoom and normally trust Olympus. Due to the many failings of this camera I don't believe it was designed by Olympus. Some, and just some, of the major defects: 1.Very short battery life (time to recharge) 2. No battery meter 3. Stabilizer poor 4.Plastic flash insert 5. Zoom in general, all features 6. Read Steve's review.
Summary: my wife bought me this beauty for xmas. i never could get it to do much in the way of macro or quick shots of birds and airplanes, just too slow to focus, and the face-focus is confusing; but still a nice camera...until it fell one foot off a table. power on and the tube zzzts out then zzzts back in, the display reads Zoom error and it shuts off. i sent it off and it was returned "unrepairable". so now i have an expensive bait-weight.
Summary: I was tempted to buy this camera until I saw it takes an Olympus xD card...limited to 1GB or 2GB...please, why would I do this? My Pentax K100D digital SLR has a 32GB SDHC card. C'mon Olympus, get with it already. xD cards at 1GB or 2GB are a real deal-breaker.
Summary: Very, very good camera while it was working. Unfortunately, it just died without celebrating its second birthday, and with 200 US repair charge, my guess us by by Olympus cameras, hello Canon and others.