Hands-on Preview posted for Olympus SP-550 UltraZoom|
(Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 13:59 EST)
Replete as it is with impressive features, the Olympus SP-550's most compelling specification is its 18x zoom.
Ranging from a wide angle 28mm equivalent to a very long 504mm telephoto, the SP-550's zoom does indeed impress. Its f/2.8 aperture at wide angle will make for good indoor shooting, and that relatively fast lens is boosted by Olympus's new sensor-shift optical stabilization.
We've only seen a pre-production sample of the SP-550 so far, so we can't comment on the images, but the camera is pretty impressive nonetheless. Come see our Hands-on Preview of the Olympus SP-550 for more.