Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-590 UltraZoom
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Wish I had never purchased it
A Mom, Amazon
6 June 2011
Summary: Why I bought it: It sounded good "on paper" and in most of the reviews. Good things: I love that it takes AA batteries and it has had great battery life. I don't feel it is "cheap" feeling as some other reviewers have complained; it has a good weight with the batteries in it, not too heavy to hold all day. The picture quality is good when the pictures turn out right, but there are a lot of pictures that don't turn out...
Summary: When I purchased this camera, I have not seriously considered about the color. Since I was getting more interest in taking pictures, I wanted to buy the camera which offers more features (including some manual) than what I currently have (DMC-LZ7: Panasonic). I was actually thinking of buying DSLR type, but, I thought it will be better for me to try out point and shot SLR style camera, so, I can learn more about the camera, and how to take the pictures.
Summary: OK, so let's get to the point. Loves everything about this camera. Light weight for what it is. Controls are pretty self explanatory if you know cameras. Battery life is awesome..or it's the Olympus rechargeable I bought! But here we go...I've been using this since June and I have to give up on it. The focus just isn't there.
Summary: Having just replaced a smaller Olympus with the same but second hand model of the same (I broke mine) you can tell I'm a fan of Olympus. But I wish that I had never bought the Olympus SP-590 UZ, it's lousy in low light conditions, even a dull day, and given that we live in the UK that's no good. My other OLympus, a 4 mega pixel 10x zoom, Olympus C770, does better on all but the brightest of days.
Summary: The only real thing this camera has going for it is it's powerful zoom lens, but that is at the expense of other features that I think are more necessary if you are serious about your photography. Aperture settings are the biggest draw back, only going from f2.8 to f.8, on a really bright day it can be hard to get any kind of image taken as too much light is getting in.
Summary: L'Olympus SP 590 UZ est peut-être un très bon appareil. Mais il est livré avec une notice d'utilisation en anglais (la notice en français existe je me suis renseigné à la Fnac). Malgré de multiples demandes on ne m'a proposé que de télécharger et d'imprimer moi-même une notice sur internet ou une carte mémoire en dédommagement. Pour un appareil de presque 300 euros je trouve cela scandaleux. Je l'ai donc retourné et j'attends le remboursement.