Olympus SP-590UZ Review

April 2, 2009 | Mark Goldstein |

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Olympus SP-590UZ from around the web.

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Olympus pretty much invented what we now call the super-zoom digital camera, launching the ambitious C-2100UZ (Ultra Zoom) in 2000. That camera featured a 1.9-megapixel sensor, a 10x zoom lens (38-380mm equivalent) and an early optical image stabilisation system. It was big, heavy, expensive and not massively popular, but it set a standard for the market sector that persists to this day. Despite serious competition, particularly from Fujifilm and Panasonic, Olympus has managed to maintain a strong presence in the super-zoom market, with models such as 2007's SP-550UZ and last year's SP-570.
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Like other superzooms, the Olympus SP-590 UZ struggles to produce really crisp shots at maximum range, but it makes up for that with its extra-wideangle lens and amazing 10mm super macro mode. If you're shopping around for an ultimate do-it-all compact, this one should definitely be on your list
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