Summary: I bought the camera because I my old digital camera bit the dust and I thought the Olympus SP-610UZ would be an upgrade from the Kodak C300 point and shot that I had. I haven’t had much time to work with the new Olympus but the thing I like most at this point is that its zoom features are much better than my old Kodak. The thing I like least is the fact that it is more complicated to use but hopefully this will be an advantage as I get used to the expanded features.
Summary: This camera takes high quality photographs. The zoom feature is nice but the photos become grainy if you zoom in far. Also, at dusk, the pictures become blurry if you move the camera slightly. So if you are taking picture in low light, use a camera stand.
Summary: To those people who might think or who thought that the zoom button doesn't work while taking a video, well that was a false observation. The camera can zoom during video if the audio is DISABLED. The microphones will capture the sound of the zoom motors.
Summary: This camera is great! I would rate this camera 4 1/2 stars, not 4 stars. PHOTO QUALITY: The photo quality is spectacular, but only under significant lighting, or while using the flash. When I got this camera at first (a graduation present), I tested the photo quality at Juniors (a resturant). The lighting in Juniors was very weird, and the photos require good lighting, otherwise they turn out blurry. And that was my first result with this camera: blurry photos.
Summary: best way to describe this camera is a compact camera with a monster zoom takes lots of pics very fast for action shots , a reasonable focus and shooting time and a very good clear screen dont think the 3d is a lot of use to me and most of the effects are better done later in photoshop after .
Excerpt: "...in any product, but the Olympus SP-610UZ nearly hits the high mark needed to push it into this category. While many cameras simply cater to specific groups, the SP-610 is a good example of a model which is capable of encompassing both casual and professional photo taking with all of its features. The camera's design could ideally be better, as the total weight is just a bit to heavy for easy portaging, yet the lens quality adds an exceptional inclusion ...
Pros: Excellent lens quality, brilliant outdoor capture, night photos look great
Summary: esta camara cumple perfectamente con las expectativas para las que fue diseñada. fotos de buena calidad, un gran zoom, buen tamaño, mando sencillos todo lo requerido para disfrutar de nuestras vacaciones y llegar con muy buenos recuerdos. ademas con el software que viene con ella, se pueden hacer retoques interesantes para lograr fotografias mas artisticas.