Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-570 UltraZoom
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29 December 2008
Summary: I have it, use it and love it! I did knock off a star because I HATE that if you turn on the camera without removing the lense cap that you have to turn it off, remove the cap and start over. I also dislike that on the battery save feature you have to turn off the camera..
Summary: Read the manual! I found that adjusting the white balance under flourescent light sometimes shifts the colors toward blue.
Pros: Fantastic camera for the price. The various modes rival high-end SLR's. The use of AA batteries is a plus - you don't need proprietary batteries. The camera itself is light weight and should be easy to use for for all camera enthusiasts, from beginner to advanced.
Cons: The manual focus mode can be a little tricky, but not really a "minus" for this camera. But it does take a little practice. The only real con I can think of is what some other reviewers have noted - can't put a filter on the lens.
Great camera w/tons of features & excellent quality and value, but cumbersome interface
Kyle B., Newegg
25 September 2008
Summary: The price-to-performance aspect for this camera beats any competition, even Olympus's own. Just beware that some things aren't as easy as an ole' dslr. The telephoto zoom and the adaptor & filters aren't much of an addition considering the cost, though they can give limited improvements in zoom,...
Pros: Sooo many pro's - extreme range of ISO, shutter speed, and zoom/focus levels. Longest zoom and largest CCD. Panorama function is great, and macro shot are perfect. SuperMacro function is very useful. The "My Setting" feature is promising, but.....see cons. The pre-exposure feature is also nice if...
Cons: Worst aspect of camera: manual zoom function. If you must have a DSLR-like focus/zoom, avoid this. If you can rely mostly on autofocus, then this camera is it. The manual focus function simply takes waayyy too long to make adjustments. It's a very technologically advanced system, but cumbersome. ...
Summary: I upgraded from Olympus C-750UZ (4 MP, 10X zoom) to SP-570UZ. Features I wanted were longer zoom, higher MP, zoom ring (selectable as manual focus ring), and continued full manual control. I immediately installed an Olympus website firmware update to smooth the zoom ring operation.
Summary: I was a big Olympus fan back in the days of film, but switched to other brands when digital came along. I bought my 570UZ for a photo safari in Kenya. I no longer care to haul all the lenses that are necessary to shoot a wide range of subjects with an SLR.
Summary: I hate giving this only 4 eggs, but the no filter option was an amazingly stupid idea on Olympus's part. I'm still not sure about the zoom ring. It is kind of like the zoom on a SLR lens but it doesn't have positive stops and takes a second to kick in. A flip out screen would have been nice.
Pros: Lets start with the 26mm wide angle to 520mm telephoto zoom. The picture quality is outstanding with a few little tweaks. The camera has a good feel to it. Has a hot shoe and wireless flash operation. Has 5 customizable presets under my-scenes. Has an easily accessed Auto/Manual focus switch plac...
Cons: Will not take filters!!!! I want to be able to use a uv filter to protect my lens and a polarizer since I shoot mostly nature/scenery pictures.
Summary: I bought this camera primarily as an upgrade to bring for traveling. I didn't want the bulk of having to carry around the extra lenses of an SLR, but needed more features than most point and shoot have. This camera was a perfect match for my needs.
Summary: Oly's SP-570 is a unique camera. If a person is looking for a "move-up" camera from a simple "point 'n' shoot" this may not be the one. Nor is it a replacement for a dslr. It is in a class by itself, and takes some getting used to.
Summary: I bought this camera because I wanted one lightweight camera that would do everything - wide angle, long tele and macro - when I was hiking in Costa Rica and photographing nature. It did the job. It's nice to hold and has a solid feel to it.
Summary: A lot of lens,as you'd expect. Good battery life. The wide-angle is great. This is an upgrade for me from the 500UZ. Fairly light (good for hiking!). If you turn the camera on with lens cap on, it makes you shut down and restart (annoying). 500UZ you could leave on and cap lens; this one, you can't.