Olympus SP-550 UZ Review

May 2, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 4 Comments |

Olympus SP-550 UZThe new Olympus SP-550 UZ is a bridge-style digital camera with an 18x zoom lens equivalent to 28-504mm on a 35mm camera - yes, you read that correctly, an 18x zoom, currently the biggest on the market. An optical image stabilisation system and ISO range of 50-5000 promise to counteract the inevitable camera-shake that occurs when hand-holding the SP550 at telephoto settings. A full range of creative exposure modes are offered, plus the Olympus SP-550 has 7.1 megapixels, macro mode of 1cm and a 2.5 inch LCD. Olympus have definitely given the SP550 UZ some amazing specifications on paper, but have they translated into an effective digital camera? Read our latest review to find out.

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#1 blair

Thanks for the review. The
Olympus SP-550 does look like a beautiful camera. I have always beena canon fan, but this one looks like a real competitor.

3:46 pm - Thursday, May 3, 2007

#2 fernando

Thank you very much for the review.
Very helpful to me.

9:54 pm - Saturday, May 12, 2007

#3 David Fennell

Having been intoduced to DSLR's recently your site has proved to most helpful, if the SP-550 UZ fulfills its spec I'll be delighted. Let you know when I get back from a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. That's my excuse to buy!

1:08 pm - Thursday, September 27, 2007

#4 Glen Crawford

A very fair and usefull review, along with that for the Canon S5 IS I have also just read. With both currently running price for price at around £240 it finally made my mind up for me. Sorry Olympus !! Check out the Canon if you can make do with 12x rather than 18x.

4:54 pm - Wednesday, October 3, 2007