Excerpt: Over the years I’ve collected my fair share of cameras. And one of the things I’ve learned about having a camera is that not every single camera is for every single shot. There are certain cameras for certain situations and over time, I think I’ve purchased a camera for every single event in my life. As a music artists, there are times where I need a camera that will give me a professional look from time to time.
Excerpt: I am very happy with the camera. Very good value for money and simple to use. I bought the camera 2 weeks ago and taken over 500 photos so far Image quality is excellent in good lighting conditions and average under poor conditions. Flash photography is good though i find it tends to be a tad an the blue side. Image stabilization is great in extreme telephoto mode though its best to brace against a steady object when using it. Colour and sharpness are excellent.
Excerpt: Excelente cámara compacta, la adquirí para reemplazar una Sony S-60, lo mejor el zoom, calidad de las imágenes y facilidad de uso. Totalmente recomendable. Problems: La tapa del lente se sale al encenderla.
Excerpt: Bought this camera: 1. because it was on sale, at a very good bargain price. 2. because I have enjoyed previous Olympus cameras (film & digital), 3. because of its astounding features, and 4. because my current camera - Panasonic FZ-30 - has a shocking track record in low light, and even not-so-low light scenes. I was able to photograph the full moon, at full (26x optical !) zoom and get a clear picture with lunar details clearly visible.
Excerpt: I still use my Oly 510-UZ more than any of my other Oly cameras, but I think Olympus has made a noticeable improvement with the 590-UZ. There are less exterior controls to confuse one, and the zoom is much better than the ring zoom on the previous model. The ELVf is good and has a calibrating knob. Nice big LCD, great focal length range, light weight, and simple controls make this a nice camera to use. At $440 USD this is a good value camera.
Summary: For a novice like me, this is a super,super Camera. It is light and takes wonderful pictures. I first bought this 3 years ago because of the 12 mega Pixels and the 26X Optical Wide zoom lens, but it is just as good at taking very small picutures on Macro and Super Macro.