Olympus SP-560 UZ Review

 
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Model Name: Olympus SP-560 UltraZoom 
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General
Model Number: SP-560 UZ 
Camera Format: EVF 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $449.99
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2007-10-31
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 16.4 oz (464 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Size: 4.6 x 3.1 x 3.1 in.
(116 x 79 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3264 x 2448 (8.0 MP, 4:3),
3264 x 2176 (7.1 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),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
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: 1.1
Movie Resolution: 640x480, 320x240, 160x120
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 15, 15
Movie Audio: Yes 
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 8.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.35" 
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
Sensor Type: CCD 
Effective Megapixels: 8.00 
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 486 mm
Zoom Ratio: 18.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 5.6x, seamless to 100x total 
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; color LCD 
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 2.5
LCD Resolution: 230,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, High Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
White Balance Settings: Auto, Custom, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, and 3 Fluorescents 
Shutter Speed Range: 15 - 1/2000
Exp Adj Range (EV): +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering, Center-Weighted Metering, Face Detection AE 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Landscape+Portrait, Sport, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Indoor, Candle, Self Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select 1, Shoot & Select 2, Beach... 
Self Timer: 12 seconds
Flash
Internal 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: 0.98ft (0.3m) 21ft (6.4m); Tele: 3.9ft (1.2m) 13.1ft. (4m), at ISO 400  
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: xD 
Memory Included (MB): 47.0
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 High Speed
Other Connection: DC Input 
Included Software: OLYMPUS Master 2 
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000PRO/XP/VISTA, Mac OS X v10.3 or later 
Power
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline disposable or NiMH rechargeables 
Batteries Included: 4 x AA disposable alkalines
Battery Charger Included: No 
CIPA Rating: 610
Notes & Features: New innovative technologies include: - Face Detection Technology: tracks faces within the frame and automatically focuses (Face Detection AF) and optimizes exposure (Face Detection AE) for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. Even if your subjects are moving, the camera continuously tracks your subjects' faces without having to press the shutter button; - Shadow Adjustment Technology: allows users to preview and capture their images as they see them with their naked eye. Shadow Adjustment compensates for difficult lighting situations, increasing the detail in highlights and shadows, to produce more balanced photos; - TruePic III Image Processor: reduces graininess in images to deliver sharper, more vivid photos even at high ISO settings; - Perfect Shot Preview: enables users to preview and select various photographic effects on the LCD screen before snapping the shot; - Dual Image Stabilization: combines the benefits of Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization and Digital Image Stabilization to ensure beautiful, blur-free images in any situation. 

 


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