Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-590 UltraZoom
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I should have believed
23 December 2010
Summary: I've always had Olympus camera's, and this is the worse I have had...I read reviews that said it was hard to get a sharp pic when fully extended, and that is so true. I'm really good at holding a camera steady, but this is very hard to keep steady when extended to 26X. And the camera is heavier than I thought it would be. Also, it doesn't take very good low light shots, just like I had read from other reviews...
Summary: I have had this camera for about three months now and have had a chance to take photographs in many different situations. Olympus is currently the leader in the ultra-zoom compact digital market. (I don't like to call these cameras point-and-shoot, because the features are as advanced as many SLR cameras.) In my opinion, this is one of the most versatile compact digital cameras available right now, although it does have its drawbacks.
Excerpt: Using day light easy to Focus also cant get very quickly.. Shadow adjustment is also nice Feature. Zoom is also very killer monster.. macro mood is also can get very quality pictures.. using day lathing situation camera is very friendly.. Problems: Very Low lighting situation Auto Focus mode is very slow.. Flash Synchronize error with another brands slave units. video camera mode cant using zoom with sound.. auto mode don't have fluorescent flash feature..
Very Good if you have never used an Cam From Olympus
S. Bryant "Music Lover - Urban Mics", Amazon
1 December 2009
Summary: I really like this camera, but I am no where near the WOW I thought I would be. I upgraded from a 4 year old Olumpus C-770. That had a 10x Zoom (the best at the time). So when I went to 26x Zoom I just knew I would get great shoots from far away. But as odd as it might be, I tested it head-to-head with my old C-770 to find that the Zoom is about the same. True it is a lager pic, but the range is about the same. As well the C-770 can shoot RAW. No Raw with this one.
Excerpt: Upgraded from SP-550uz. Prefer using Electronic View Finder (EVG), but lost feature to review image captured in EVF which provided confirmation of good image. Also, various sound levels are adjustable EXCEPT the focus confimation 'BEEP' which is loud in many settings. No way to adjust it or turn it 'off' without muting all sounds. Contacted Olympus Tech Support and was confirmed that these features are not available on the SP-590uz.
Summary: The reviews below cover a lot of ground, so I'll just write about my disappointment. I don't believe that the zoom is 26X. I have a Sony with 15X zoom (I've used the heck out of it ... the shutter button just sproinged off the other day giving me the opportunity to upgrade!) and I've taken comparison views of the max of each of these cameras' zooms and the image is identical. That was a tremendous surprise to me.
Olympus SP-590UZ 12MP Digital Camera with 26X Wide Angle Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD
Joung R. Cook "JR", Amazon
16 May 2009
Summary: I bought this after I had ruined SP-500UZ, an older 10X model that fits in my palm. A couple od drops of orange juice around shutter totaled it. SP-590 is about a cm wider, 1.5 cm taller, and 2 cm deeper than SP-500. It is amazing theat Olympus made it zoom 26X optically with this size. I am not a professional photorapher and rarely print larger than 4 x 6, which does not need 12MP sensor.
"Many good features, but this camera didn't work for me."
29 April 2009
Pros: Powerful zoom, good built in stabilization, quick focus and shutter speed, uses aa batteries which are available anywhere.
Cons: Image quality was poor, colors faded in both sun and shade, excessive noise, no infinity setting meaniing I couldn't shoot through tree branches. Sometimes it wouldn't focus when using the full zoom.
Summary: I just purchased - and returned - the new Olympus 590UZ 26X seperzoom. It is a very large brick of a camera body and I can see hand cramps if trying to carry it all day (and I am a big guy). It has a very cheap feel to it - the plastics are very hard and the chrome tube of the barrel sounds hollow - not the quality I expected from Olympus at this price. I loved the feel of the SP-570 and thought this would be better but it was much worse.
Summary: I THOUGHT THE SP 590 UZ WAS GOING TO UPGRADE THE SP 570 UZ BUT PERSONALLY I THINK IT WAS A DOWN GRADE THE BURST MODE IS A DISAPPOINTMENT THE SP 570 SHOT FASTER AND GAVE ME 30 SHOTS THIS ONLY GIVES 25 SHOTS AT 10 FRAMES PER SECOND THE ZOOM IS NOT A BIG DEAL THE IMAGE QUALITY IS JUST LIKE THE SP 570 WHICH IS FINE, BUT SINCE THIS WAS A NEW CAMERA I EXPECTED MORE,..