Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-590 UltraZoom
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If only the lens would not stop working...
17 April 2011
Summary: I've had this camera for just 11 months - it replaced another Olympus SP series (earlier model) camera that ironically (?!?) had the EXACT SAME PROBLEM occur without any accidental or purposeful damage to it. Yesterday in the middle of a day of tourist photo shooting my lens stopped working - turn on the camera and the lens will not activate - no zoom, no wide angle, no capability of taking photos. The battery indicator is full.
Summary: This camera is great at doing what it was meant to do: Combine a decent zoom feature in a small-bodied, hand-held, relatively cheap package. It is inexpensive enough that I can take it on vacation without worrying too much about breaking it or having it stolen. It takes great photos close-up and pretty darn good ones from a distance. It is not a professional photography setup, OBVIOUSLY, so if you are looking for a professional quality camera, look elsewhere.
Summary: Overall, I like it, I did a lot of research before deciding on this camera. My biggest complaint thus far is the XD pix cards, not a big fan. None of my videos have sound to them, don't know if I've done something wrong or if it's a defect, have yet to figure it out and since I don't use that feature very often, it's not a huge deal to me but something I def. need to look into.
Summary: Full automatic to full control. A good range for the more ambitious amateur. Olympus should create a camera that allows lens filters. This doesn't without and extension tube and wide angle distortion. The cable that comes with the camera allows you to download to your computer. I'm using a 4 GB SD card but Olympus recommends a 2 GB card. It seems to be working. The camera comes with very little memory.
Summary: I take pics of a wide variety of subjects and this camera does everything well. My last camera purchase was an Olympus OM-2 and I didn't think any camera could be as user-friendly. This camera is better! From micro/macro to zoom and videos this camera has exceeded every expectation. At double the price you still wouldn't have as much camera as this. I highly recommend it!
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Short Lag Time
Summary: Bought this camera as a replacemnet for my Olympus SP-500 UZ. I like the extra wide angle as well as the 26X optical Zoom. Have taken about 1000 pictures since I bought it a month ago. It feels good to handle, even taking pictures with single hand holding, image stabilization works very well. It is an impressing camera.