The Olympus SP-510 features a 10x optical zoom lens that's equivalent to 38-380mm in 35mm format. The Olympus SP-510 employs Olympus BrightCapture technology with ISO sensitivity ranging from 50 to 4000 though at ISO 2500 and above the camera's resolution drops to 3 megapixels. While it doesn't have true hardware-based optical image stabilization, the Olympus SP-510 offers a Digital Image Stabilization mode instead to help reduce blur in long zoomed shots.
The Olympus SP-510 has a large 2.5-inch LCD screen but with a below average resolution of just 115,000 pixels. Since framing shots on an LCD at full zoom is tricky business, the camera also offers an electronic viewfinder. We loved the SP-510's performance in bright, even lighting, but were a little disappointed with low light performance and clumsy controls. Check out the review for more on the Olympus SP-510.