Olympus SP-550 UZ Review

 
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Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: SP-550 UZ
Camera Format: EVF
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $499.99
Street Price: $367.49
Date Available: 2007-03-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 12.9 oz (365 g)
Weight With Batteries? No
Size: 4.6 x 3.1 x 3.1 in.
(116 x 79 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3072 x 2048 (6.3 MP, 3:2),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
2304 x 1728 (4.0 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 MP, 4:3),
1024 x 768 (0.8 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.0
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240
Movie Frame Rate: 30.00, 15.00
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 7.40
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5 inch
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
Sensor Type: CCD
Effective Megapixels: 7.10
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 504 mm
Zoom Ratio: 18.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 5.6x
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.5 (tele) - f/8.0
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type, TFT color LCD
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 5000
White Balance Settings: Auto, overcast, sunlight, tungsten, 3 fluorescents, preset
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital iESP Auto Multi-Pattern TTL, Spot Metering, Center-Weighted Metering
Program AE: No
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: 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 wide 1, underwater wide 2, underwater macro
Self Timer: 2 or 12 seconds
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in + red-eye, Slow Sync, Off
Flash Guide Number (Meters): n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 14.8ft (4.5m); Tele: 9.2ft. (2.8m) at ISO 200
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: xD
Memory Included (MB): 20.0
Uncompressed Format: Raw
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes
Video Mode (NTSC/PAL): Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
External Connections: USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
Other Connection: DC input
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Type unspecified
Batteries Included: 4 x AA disposable alkalines
Battery Charger Included: No
CIPA Rating: 560
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: CCD shift image stabilization. ISO 3,200 and 5,000 at 3.1MP resolution.

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