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...
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.
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.
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: Auf Details wie Bildqualität und Ausstattung etc. möchte ich gar nicht im Detail eingehen, da die Kamera ohnehin diesbezüglich längst wieder überholt ist. Ich möchte hier nur meine letzte Notiz zu dieser Kamera abgeben. Ich besitze die Kamera nun seit etwas mehr als 2 Jahren. Jeder weiß, dass man eine Kamera sorgfältig behandeln muss.