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.
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 ...
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
Summary: Olympus’s SP-590UZ does a good job of delivering some of the advantages of a larger SLR camera without an interchangeable lens system. Shots taken with the massive 26x zoom lens are almost always crisp and clear, and it comes equipped with a 12-megapixel sensor.
Pros: Incredible 26x zoom is versatile, good macro and super-macro modes
Cons: Lens has some imperfections, shots at ISO 800 and above suffer from noise
Summary: The Olympus SP-590UZ literally stretches the super-zoom category to new lengths, with a competition-beating 26x zoom lens that incorporates appealingly wide 26mm and incredibly close-up and personal 676mm settings.
Excerpt: L' Olympus SP-590 UZ est un appareil bridge qui s’inscrit dans la continuité des SP comme le SP-570 UZ . La réactualisation porte sur le boîtier dont le design est un peu (mais à peine) modifié mais surtout sur un nouveau zoom impressionnant puisqu’il s’agit d’un zoom 26x allant de 26mm à 676mm .
Pros: amplitude du zomm (stabilisé par le capteur), fonctions experts
Cons: bruit en haute sensibilité, Pas d'enregistrement en RAW