Olympus SP-590UZ Review

4.5
April 2, 2009 | Mark Goldstein |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Olympus SP-590UZ.

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

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The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS is a new 12 megapixel, 12x compact digital camera. Offering a versatile focal range of 28-336mm, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p HD movies, and full range of shooting modes for both beginners and pros alike, the SX200 IS wants to be your do-it-all, take-everywhere pocket companion. But can the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS beat the current travel zoom king, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7? Read our in-depth review to find out which one deserves a place in your camera bag...

Fujifilm FinePix S1500

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The Fujifilm FinePix S1500 is an affordable, beginner-friendly super-zoom camera, sporting a 12x zoom lens, 10 megapixel sensor and 2.7 inch LCD screen. Attractively priced at £219 / $249.95, the bridge-style Fujifilm S1500 also offers a full range of creative shooting modes for the advanced amateur, as well as Automatic Scene Recognition mode for beginners. Gavin Stoker discovers if the new DSLR-like Fujifilm FinePix S1500 is a genuine bargain...

Nikon Coolpix P90

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The Nikon Coolpix P90 is the latest entry in the competitive super-zoom camera market, offering a 24x optical lens with a 26-624mm focal length. Nikon's Vibration Reduction image stabilisation system helps to avoid the inevitable effects of camera-shake when using the longer focal lengths or in low-light, while the P90's new 3 inch tilting LCD screen makes image composition more versatile. Other key features include a 1cm macro mode, electronic viewfinder, PASM shooting modes, and an extensive ISO range of 64-6400. With an official price of £379.99 / €449.00 / $399.95, can the Nikon Coolpix P90 challenge the likes of the Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Olympus SP-590UZ, and Canon PowerShot SX1/10 IS?

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 is a brand new entry in the travel-zoom camera category. Sporting a 12x, 25-300mm lens with optical image stabilisation, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p HD movies and 10 megapixels, the Panasonic TZ7 promises to be the ultimate do-it-all pocket camera. Available in silver, black, brown, blue and red for £349 / $399, does the TZ7 succeed? Read our in-depth, real-world review complete with image samples, videos, test shots and more...

Entry Tags

12 megapixel, beginner, 2.7 inch LCD, ultra-zoom, 26x zoom, advanced