Olympus SP-565 UZ Review

Review Date: January 22nd 2009
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Image Sensor
Effective pixels 10 Megapixels
Filter array Primary colour filter (RGB)
Full resolution 10.7 Megapixels
Type 1/2.33 '' CCD sensor
Optical zoom 20 x (WIDE)
Aspherical glass elements 4
Filter diamater 48.4 mm Use CLA-10 to attach conversion lens.
Focal length 4.6 - 92.0 mm
Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 26 - 520 mm
Structure 14 lenses / 11 groups
Maximum aperture 2.8 - 4.5
Digital Zoom
Enlargment factor 5 x / 100 x
Resolution 230000 dots
Monitor size 6.4 cm / 2.5 ''
LCD type LCD
BrightCapture Yes
Viewfinder type Electronical viewfinder
Diopter adjustment Yes
Field of view Approx. 100 %
Focusing System
Method TTL iESP auto focus with contrast detection
Spot focusing Yes , 143 AF areas selectable
Face Detection AF Yes
Predictive AF Yes
Manual focus Yes
Standard mode 0.1m - ? (wide) / 1.2m - ? (tele)
Makro mode 0.1m - ? (wide) / 1.2m - ? (tele)
Super Macro mode Closest focusing distance: 1 cm
AF illuminator Yes
Light Metering
ESP light metering Yes
Spot metering Yes
Centre weighted metering Yes
Histogram in shooting mode Yes
Exposure System
My Mode 4 settings storable
Shutter speed 1/2 - 1/2000 s / < 8min (Bulb mode) / < 4 s
Exposure compensation +/- 2 EV / 1/3 steps
Exposure bracketing 5 frames / +/- 1/3 EV steps
Enhancement function Image Stabilisation Mode
Shadow Adjustment Technology
Face Detection Technology
Exposure Modes
Auto Yes
Programme automatic Yes
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual Yes
Scene Modes
Number of scene modes 25
Portrait Yes
Landscape Yes
Landscape with Portrait Yes
Sports Yes
Night Scene Yes
Night Scene with portrait Yes
Indoor Yes
Candle Yes
Self-portrait Yes
Available Light Portrait Yes
Sunset Yes
Fireworks Yes
Multi Fireworks Yes
Cuisine Yes
Behind Glass Yes
Documents Yes
Auction Yes
Shoot & Select 1 Yes
Shoot & Select 2 Yes
Smile Shot Yes
Beach Yes
Snow Yes
Bird Watching Yes
Pre-Capturing Movie Yes
Quick Shutter Yes
Auto Automatically selected
Manual ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*, 6400*
* In reduced pixel mode
White Balance
AUTO WB system Yes White Balance iESP II
Sunlight Yes
Overcast Yes
Tungsten Yes
Flourescent 1 Yes
Flourescent 2 Yes
Flourescent 3 Yes
Manual White balance (One-Touch) Yes
White balance adjustment -7 Red +7
Internal Flash
Working range (wide) 0.3 - 4.5 m (ISO 200) 6.4 m
Working range (tele) 1.2 - 2.8 m (ISO 200) 4.0 m
Flash compensation +/- 2 EV
Sequence Shooting
Sequential shooting mode 1.2 fps / 7 frames (Full Image Size)
Sequential shooting mode (high speed) 7 fps / 30 frames (in 3MP mode)
13.5 fps / 30 frames (in 3MP mode)
Interval shooting Yes
Image Processing
Noise reduction Yes
Pixel mapping Yes
TruePic III Yes
Shading compensation Yes
Function Processing
Panorama Yes (only with optional Olympus xD-Picture Card)
Movie Processing
Image Stabilisation Mode No Sensor shift (with sound off)
Image Editing
Black & White Yes
Sepia Yes
Funny Face Yes
Face Focus Yes
Resize Yes
Trimming Yes
RAW data edit Yes
Attach a frame No
Attach a title No
Attach a calendar Yes
Attach a layout No
Correction of brightness No
Correction of saturation No
Correction of colour balance No
Red-eye reduction Yes
Light fix Yes
Movie Edit
Edit movie Yes
Index Yes
View Images
Calendar Yes
Album No
Index Yes
Zoom Yes
Slide show Yes
Rotation Yes
Histogram in playback mode Yes
Image protect mode Yes
Voice playback Yes
View Movie
Frame by frame Yes
Fast forward Yes
Reverse playback Yes
Index jump Yes
Voice playback Yes
Still Image Recording
EXIF 2.21
DPS PictBridge
Movie Recording System
Recording format AVI Motion JPEG®
Sound recording Yes , format: WAV
Movie quality 640 x 480 / 30 fps Recording time: Up to card capacity
640 x 480 / 15 fps Recording time: Up to card capacity
320 x 240 / 30 fps Recording time: Up to card capacity
Voice Appendage
Recording format Wave format
Recording length 4 s
Internal memory 48 MB
Image Size
10M 3648 x 2736
5M 2560 x 1920
3M 2048 x 1536
2M 1600 x 1200
1M 1280 x 960
VGA 640 x 480
16:9 1920 x 1080
Menu languages in camera 39 languages (Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese (BR + PT), German, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Danish, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Croatian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Greek, Slovak, Turkish, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Korean, Simple Chinese, Traditional Chinese,Thai, Arabic, Bulgarian, Romanian, Persian, Indonesian, Hebrew, Malay, Vietnamese)
DC input Yes
Combined A/V & USB output Yes
USB 2.0 High Speed Yes
Other Features
Self timer Yes
Face Detection Technology Yes
Perfect Shot Preview Yes
Mechanical Image Stabilizer Yes
Guide function Yes
In-Camera Panorama Yes
Dimensions (WxHxD) 116 x 83.3 x 80.8 mm
Weight 373 g (without battery and card)
Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
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