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Olympus SP-590 UltraZoom
5.8 out of 10

Olympus SP-590 UltraZoom

Olympus SP-590UZ The Olympus SP-590UZ is a 26x optical wide Read more

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Overall 6
5.9

Expert Review

reviewed
4 September 2009
Overall 8
8.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
7 August 2009
  • Conclusion: Olympus SP-590 UZ Megazoom digital camera Mega zoom cameras have been under a lot of pressure for a small period of time, mainly caused by the launch of affordable entry-level DSLR cameras. The manufacturer reckoned on a quicker switch from compact to DSLR, making the mega zoom segment superfluous.
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Expert Review

Digital Camera Review
20 July 2009
  • Summary: Perhaps operating on the theory that someone has to be in first place and it might as well be us, Olympus has raised the ante in the ultrazoom big lens sweepstakes with the introduction of the Olympus SP-590 UZ and its 26x zoom that covers the 26-676mm (35mm equivalent) focal length range.
  • Pros: Large lens range, Fast shutter times, Good image quality
  • Cons: Low battery life, Inconsistent AF, Digital IS
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 9
8.5
Performance 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0

Olympus SP-590 Review

What Digital Camera
1 July 2009
  • Summary: There are some nice things about the SP-590 and it’s cheap, but the image quality and performance are sadly not up to scratch.
  • Pros: Good build quality
  • Cons: White balance system
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Olympus SP-590UZ camera

Techworld
2 June 2009
  • Summary: Boasting a lengthy zoom capacity, with a focal length of 26-676mm, the Olympus SP-590UZ is a quality compact/DSLR bridge camera.
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Olympus SP590 Ultra Zoom

Digital Photography Interface
26 May 2009
  • Conclusion: The Olympus SP590 Ultra Zoom is a decent super-zoom camera, but certainly not the best out there. The Olympus SP590 boasts the world’s largest zoom lens for a fixed lens camera (that’s 26X optical zoom), a 2.7 inch LCD, full manual controls and modern features (which you may or may not find useful)...
  • Pros: Good detail levels and images usable up to ISO 400; suited mostly for good lighting/outdoor shooting, 26X optical zoom lens with image stabilization (the most zoom you’ll find on a camera at the moment), 2.7 inch LCD with good visibility, Full manual controls, Wireless flash control out of the bo...
  • Cons: Visible noise starting from ISO 100, horrible noise above ISO 800; edge softness, Sluggish AF at telephoto/low-light, limited burst buffer, No RAW mode or HD movie capabilities, Controls on the back a bit cluttered; no dedicated command dial for changing settings, Many movie restrictions; Type H ...
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 7
7.0
Photo quality 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Color and saturation 8
8.0

Olympus SP-590 UZ

Cameras
8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: I find with these larger cameras there is less difference in the quality of the photos they take. Therefore whether you buy the Olympus SP-590UZ in preference to other similar cameras is likely to come down how you fell about the features and handling.
  • Pros: Long lens - start up times
  • Cons: Purple fringing - sharper images when zoom is not used
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Olympus SP-590UZ

PhotographyBLOG
19 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The Olympus SP-590UZ closely resembles the smaller and simpler SP-565UZ camera, rather than the larger SP-S70UZ model which has a more complex control layout. All three cameras are currently available, so Olympus are certainly offering a lot of choice in this particular segment of the market.
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Overall 7
7.0

Olympus SP-590UZ

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: With a 26x zoom telephoto lens equivalent to 676mm, the SP590 is the most powerful super-zoom in the world - for now...
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus SP-590UZ

Tech2
11 March 2010
  • Excerpt: With the roster of each manufacturer's Super Zoom line up burgeoning, there's the constant pressure to one up each other where specifications are concerned. The predominant spec that's being hyper-extended in this sector, is undoubtedly the Optical Zoom capability, and in that department the Olympus...
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