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Olympus SP-600 UltraZoom
6.0 out of 10

Olympus SP-600 UltraZoom

With its 15x wide-angle zoom and one-touch HD movie recording fe Read more

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The 12 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create large prints without losing a single detail.
All the capabilities you need in one compact lens. The 15x optical zoom gets you close to the action while the 28mm wide-angle lens lets you capture breathtaking panoramas.
This large 2.7" LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting even in direct, bright sunlight.
A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.
Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.
Store more photos and videos than ever before, right in your camera with 1GB of internal memory.
AF Tracking automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these photogenic whirlwinds with ease.
Using Creative Art Filters you can give your photos a distinct look and artistic feel by applying one of four different in-camera effects, including Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye and Drawing.
The Intelligent Auto setting identifies the scene you're shooting -- portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport -- and adjusts the settings to optimize results.
Face Detection automatically focuses on your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
Captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a panoramic scene.
Shadow Adjustment Technology helps you capture scenes exactly as you see them, even in difficult lighting situations -- perfect for outside shots in bright sun when dark shadows are prevalent or shooting in backlit situations.
Beauty Mode lets you smooth a person’s skin, removing unwanted wrinkles or blemishes. Additionally, make subtle edits, such as slightly emphasizing and brightening the eyes, with a new post-capture feature: Beauty Fix.
Using a live, multi-frame window on the LCD, Perfect Shot Preview lets you view the effects of various settings and then select and capture the perfect shot.
Technical Specs
Image Sensor
12 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.3"
Focal Length/Lens Configuration
5.0 – 75.0mm (28 – 420mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
15x Optical Zoom + 5x Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
f3.5 (W) / f5.4 (T)
2.7" LCD, 230,000 dots 2 Steps Brightness Adjustment
Focus System
CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range (from lens surface)
Normal mode: Wide: 5.9" – infinity (0.15m – infinity); Tele: 70.9" – infinity (1.8m – infinity)
Focus Mode
iESP Auto, Spot AF, Face Detection AF, AF Tracking
Shutter Speed
1/2000 sec. –1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto, High Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
Exposure Metering
Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering, Face Detection AE (when Face Detection AF is selected)
White Balance Control
Auto, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and 3 Fluorescents)
Exposure Compensation
±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps
Image File Format
Still Image: JPEG
Number of Recorded Pixels
12MP (3,968 x 2,976)
Motion Blur Suppression
Dual Image Stabilization
Shooting Modes
23 Shooting Modes;
In-Camera Panorama (Card), PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with ib software)
Continuous Shooting
High speed: 11.8 frames per second/ 24 images (3MP)
Shooting Assist Functions
Perfect Shot Preview, Histogram, Frame Assist, Voice Recording
Movie Mode
MPEG-4 Movie with Sound
Image Processing
TruePic™ III Image Processor
Noise Reduction
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer in specific scene modes
Image Playback
Still Image: Single, Index Display (4x3, 6x5), Collection, Event, Event-Play, Collection-Play, Collage, Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation, Protection, Histogram, Voice Playback
Playback Edit Effects
Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment Edit, Beauty Fix, Resize, Cropping, Black & White, Sepia, Calendar, Saturation
Flash Modes
Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
12/2 Seconds
1 GB internal memory (829 MB available for shooting)
Removable Media Card
Maximum Recording Capacity
Still images
Outer Connectors
Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output)
Auto-Connect USB
USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
System Requirements
Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 2000 Professional/Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 with USB port, Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port
Power Source
NI-MH (AAx4)
Battery Life (CIPA DC-002)
Approximately 340 shots with alkaline
4.3"W x 2.8"H x 3.0"D
15.3oz (433g) without batteries and media card
Release Date
First seen
4 February 2010