Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-570 UltraZoom
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A great quality camera.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I love my Olympus SP-570 UZ Digital Camera! I bought it when I was pregnant with our first daughter, in anticipation of all the baby pictures we would want to take. It has been perfect for that and practically any other kind of picture we want! There are tons of settings to try or the auto method takes great pictures, too. Someday I want to graduate to an SLR (which I will of course buy from Olympus as I love their cameras!
Summary: CONS Had to buy funky XD memory card instead of standard SD I already had a few of Lens cap comes off too easily, subjecting lens to ruinous scratching risk--reflects badly on all OLYMPUS products They say video is subpar, but I rarely use it for that PROS Awesome 20x zoom Wonderful dual stabilization of image (does not seem to work on super macro, don't know about macro) Very good feel in hands LOVE the trade off of manual zoom only in order to substantially extend...
Summary: This camera is very good in all areas, plenty of mega pixels (10) long zoom (20X) optical image stabilization plenty of dedicated buttons for the important functions meaning less menu searching and every other bell and whistle I have heard of. Don't expect great low light performace from this or any other long zoom do everything point and shoot camera. At the long end of this zoom I feel a tripod or mono pod should be used no image stabilizer could be adequite for that.
Summary: I use this product for recreational photography and for photos of all our members during our monthly wine club tastings.You can not beat the 20X zoom on this camera and it is really nice to be able to zoom using the manual ring, instead of the switches/toggles on many cameras. It did not take any time at all to get use to this feature.I have only had the camera a few weeks now, so have not scratched the surface on the learning curve area.
Pros: Bright LCD, Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Image Stabilization, Strong Construction
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...you can't just click the shutter button and have it turn back on. And lastly..