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 Olympus camera is great. The zoom is the reason I bought this camera and it out performs my Canon SLR with a 300mm lens. The focus is very quick for a digital all-in-one and picture color is outstanding. Another great feature is the use of AA batteries instead of a dedicated battery that requires a special charger. If I run out of rechargeable AA's I can use alkaline AA's to tide me over.
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.
Summary: I bought this same model of camera about 3-4 years ago and I love it. It was my first digital SLR camera and I found it a great beginner as well as an advanced user camera. The screen got broken in an accident and I tried another model but was not happy. I was so happy to find this camera at a great price in the Amazon warehouse.
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: This is my second Olympus camera and I am very pleased with its performance so far. I am no expert by any means and I can use this camera without any problems. The picture quality is excelent with the exception of low light pics. My last Olympus wasn't good in low light, dawn and dusk pics either. Even on its low light settings. Not sure why. The 26X zoom is awesome, and the main reason I upgraded.
Summary: I won't add to the reviews that have already been posted except to say the SP-590 performs as advertised and as expected. My wife loves it and I'm quite surprised by the image quality. We bought it mostly because new digital cameras, other then dSLRs, seem to be dropping the viewfinder and that is a necessity for us. To be sure, there are plenty of things I don't like about it, but that's why I have a dSLR for myself.