Reviews and Problems with Olympus SP-590 UltraZoom
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A rugged camera with an electronic viewfinder
12 June 2013
Summary: This is the third Olympus camera I've purchased in their SP series and probably the last to come with an electronic viewfinder. Each succeeding model has represented an improvement in performance and features and that is true with this model. Image quality is outstanding and the improvement in noise reduction was a relief for someone who does a lot of available light photography. Color rendering remained as warm as previous models, but that's not always a bad thing.
Summary: This is the fourth Olympus UZ that I have bought (C-720, SP-560, SP-565, SP-590). I just returned from a trip and was able to get some great wild life pictures using the zoom lens. The stabilization also helped as there were high winds and it was hard to steady the camera. I've had excellent results with every one of the cameras and have had no service problems.
I would recommend this camera to anyone needing a small, versatile unit.
6 February 2012
Summary: I purchased this camera to replace the same model which I have been using for several years, but dropped and broke. I really like the zoom range and all the features,menu options, etc. It uses the xD card so I can switch with my Olympus E-330 SLR. Two things are annoying: the lans cap is loose fitting (necessary due to the lens action) but there is no way to secure it other than the cord, which leaves it hanging in the way;it would also be nice to use a single...
Summary: I have used the camera for a couple of weeks now and have taken several hundred pics. I use the camera mainly for hiking. The powerful zoom lens makes it easy to get close up pics of wildlife without having to get too close. Having remote and time lapse capabilities means I can set up the camera and then back off to a point where my presence doesn't affect their behavior.It takes great quality pics. Nice and sharp with accurate color.
Pros: Quality of pictures is enough for me. Multiexosure - you can shoot two times in one picture and panorama with holding buttom and moving camera. 2.8 aperture, intuitive and fast using of all futures, good rechargeble batteries - long shoting.
Cons: video is little bitt poor. Synchronization of zooming and sharpnes I really don't like. It can't by to pompare with Panasonic cameras. But for emails is enough. Anyway I use camcorder.
Summary: The camera is excellent for the beginner as I am. It came like a new one without any signs of previous usage. Thanks OLYMPUS for the Russian language support in the camera pointed to American market! Some negative reviews I've read in Russian net are nonsense for the non-professional like me. I'm quite satisfied after two days using the cam. Thanx!
Summary: I have always been very interested in photography. Not until recently have I decided to try my hand at it. This is the first nice, professional camera I have ever bought. I absolutely love it. The clarity and precision are incredible! It has an excellent zoom, also. It doesn't eat through batteries like most cameras, either. If I decide to get another camera, it will definitely be an Olympus.
Summary: This camera replaces a stolen Olympus C725 before that I was a high end 35mm user. This Sp-590uz is great for beginner or Pro users, easy point a click pictures or manual settings your choice. Many preset setups for different types of pictures makes it almost fool proof. You can even add lenses to it for super wide angle or telephoto, I added a glass cover to protech the LCD screen,and a camera bag is on the way to hold the extra lenses, camera and battery charger with...
Summary: I have never had a bad Olympus Camera.This is my second one, My last was a C-3040ZOOM and still takes great photos,I just wanted more! This camera dose everything one may ask. If you take some time to experiment you will find this camera a pleasure to use.I have not had a bad photo yet!I will buy another Olympus in the future if needed but think this one will last for years like the last one. For the cost you will get you moneys worth!