Review posted for Olympus SP-560 UZ!|
Zig Weidelich, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 23:36 EST)
Outfitted with a slightly wider lens, more resolution, and better image quality, the Olympus SP-560UZ is a hot little digital camera that earns the name Ultra Zoom in a big way.
With wide angle lenses such a rare commodity, it's interesting that Olympus took the extra step of making the SP-560's lens even wider than its predecessor, going from 28mm down to 27mm equivalent. That decreased its maximum telephoto focal length to 486mm, but it's clearly worth the tradeoff. No long zoom digital camera would be complete without some kind of mechanical image stabilization, and the Olympus SP-560's sensor-shift variety works pretty well. The Olympus SP-560 also has Face detection, shadow adjustment, guide mode, and can take up to 380 shots on four AA alkaline batteries. Not bad.
We found the highest ISO settings somewhat unusable, but the lower ISOs are quite good. There's a lot more to tell about the well-designed Olympus SP-560 UZ digital camera, so click here to see our review!