Olympus SP-550 UZ Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus SP-550 UltraZoom 
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Successor:  
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)
Size: 4.6 x 3.1 x 3.1 in.
(116 x 79 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD
Sensor Manufacturer:  
Effective Megapixels: 7.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.5 inch
Sensor size: 24.7104mm2 (5.76mm x 4.29mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.88 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
Color Filter Type:  
Self-Cleaning: No
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: 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)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.21), Raw
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30.00)
320x240 (15.00)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out:
HD Video Connection:
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a
Lens Thread: n/a
Lens Thread Type: n/a
Kit Lens: Olympus ED lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 504 mm
Zoom Ratio: 18.00x
Aperture Range: f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.5 (tele) - f/8.0
Normal Focus Range: 10 cm to Infinity
3.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 cm to Infinity
0.4 in to Infinity
Optical Image Stablization: No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 5.6x
Filter Thread: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: CCD contrast detection, iESP Auto / Spot / Selective AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes
Viewfinder Type: EVF type, TFT color LCD
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution In Pixels:  
EVF Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):  
Minimum ISO (native):  
ISO Settings: Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 5000
Auto ISO Mode: No
White Balance Settings: Auto, overcast, sunlight, tungsten, 3 fluorescents, preset
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/2000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital iESP Auto Multi-Pattern TTL, Spot Metering, Center-Weighted Metering
Program, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes: No
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
Time Lapse (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in + red-eye, Slow Sync, Off
Flash Guide Number: n/a
Flash Range Description: Wide: 14.8ft (4.5m); Tele: 9.2ft. (2.8m) at ISO 200
Max Flash Sync:  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: xD
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: Raw
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Connections (extended): DC input
Performance Timing
Cycle Time RAW Format (secs): 10.54
Buffer Size (Frames, RAW format): 20
Cycle Time Max Res JPEG (secs): 4.16
Buffer Size (Frames, Max Res JPEG): Unlimited
Cycle Time Min Res (secs) 2.48
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 1.03
Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res): 3
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode Rate (fps): 15.000
Multi-Burst Continuous Mode, Buffer Depth (Frames, Max Res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 1.520
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.600
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 1.110
Shutter Lag with Flash:  
Shutter Lag (prefocus): 0.090
Shutter Lag (continuous auto): 1.480
Shutter Lag (notes):  
Startup Time: 2.90
Shutdown Time: 2.40
Play -> Record Time: 0.70
Record -> Play Max Res Time: 5.00
Record -> Play Min Res Time:  
Download Speed (KB/sec): 989
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA
Usable Battery Types: Type unspecified
Batteries Included: 4 x AA disposable alkalines
Battery Charger Included (external or internal): No
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View): 560
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF):  
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: CCD shift image stabilization. ISO 3,200 and 5,000 at 3.1MP resolution.

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