Olympus SP-550 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera Review

Olympus describes as shortly as being far and wide, the world’s most powerful ultra zoom, which is quite true (100x total zoom capability). This camera comes with Dual Image Stabilization (Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization keeps your shot steady by compensating for camera shake (ideal for shooting in low light and zooming), and Digital Image Stabilization freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds) , with high-speed sequential shooting and new Pre-Capture technology and Bright Capture Technology. No less than 30 Shooting Modes, Noise Reduction is set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer, and Electronic Viewfinder! With 15fps Sequential Shooting you can take several shots in rapid succession that freeze moments in time. What can I say, Im really impressed.
Olympus SP-550
30 Shooting Modes: Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, My Modes, GUIDE, Scene Presets (Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night & Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select1, Shoot & Select2, Beach, Snow, Underwater Wide1, Underwater Wide2, Underwater Macro), Movie
Panorama Modes Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master Software
Sequential Shooting: Hi-Speed2: 15 frames per second for 20 frames (1.2MP), Hi-Speed1: 7 frames per second for 15 frames (3MP), Normal Speed: 1.2 frames per second for 7 frames (7MP)
Flash (built in) Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Fill-In & Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Off
Effects: Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Black & White, Sepia, Crop, Resize, Rotate, Brightness, Saturation, Frame, Label, Calendar, Layout
Olympus SP-550
Technical Data:
• 2.5 inch LCD
• 7.1 megapixel
• 18x wide-angle super-telephoto zoom lens + 5.6x digital zoom
• 4.68 – 84.24mm lens
• Aperture: f2.8 – f4.5 (adjustable in 1/3 EV step)
• Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec. – 15 sec., Bulb
• Focus Range Wide 3.94” – infinity (.1m – infinity) and Tele 47.24” – infinity (1.2m – infinity)
Macro Mode: Wide 3.94” – infinity (.1m – infinity) and Tele 47.24” – infinity (1.2m – infinity)
• Focus Mode: iESP Auto, Spot AF, Selective AF Target, Manual
• ISO Range: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 5000
• Metering: Digital iESP Auto Multi-Pattern TTL, Center-Weighted Metering
• White Balance: iESP2 Auto, One-Touch, Presets (Sunlight, Overcast, Tungsten, and 3 Fluorescents)
• Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV increments
• File Format: DCF Exif 2.21, JPEG, PIM3
• Movie Mode: AVI Movie with Sound, 30 fps, 15 fps
• Selftimer: 12 Seconds/2 Seconds, AUTO
• Memory Storage: xD-Picture Card + 20MB internal memory
• 4x AA Batteries

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By Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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