Full Review update posted for Olympus SP-550 UZ|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, June 1, 2007 - 13:21 EDT)
While I had a little trouble focusing on subjects that wouldn't sit still, the SP-550's 18x optical zoom with 100x total zoom let us shoot things I couldn't even see without looking through its lens.
And I found that a lot of fun. A whole new world of birds, fish and buffalo, in fact. But the SP-550 was just as capable taking shots at wide angle and in Macro mode. Some of my flower shots really surprised me with the quality of the color and detail. And its optical image stabilization and high ISO performance took great low-light shots as well.
While it has enough to complain about, the SP-550 UZ merits a Dave's Pick for its excellent physical design and world beating zoom range. See our full review of the Olympus SP-550 UZ for more.