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Olympus SP-565UZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 reviews of Olympus SP-565UZ. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and image quality. The portability and zoom are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the viewfinder and contrast.

usability, zoom, portability, image quality, performance

contrast, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-565UZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus SP-565UZ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Olympus SP-565UZ from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably.

portability, price, performance, screen, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus SP-565UZ Compact Camera - Black (10.1MP, 20x Optical Zoom) 2.5 inch LCDOlympus SP-565UZ Compact Camera - Black (10.1MP, 20x Optical Zoom) 2.5 inch LCD

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus SP-565UZ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 user reviews of Olympus SP-565UZ from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and portability are overall positive. The image quality and zoom are also appreciated.

usability, zoom, image quality, portability, price

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus SP-565UZ 10MP Digital Camera with 20x Optical Dual Image Stabilized ZoomOlympus SP-565UZ 10MP Digital Camera with 20x Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus SP-565 UZ Review

 

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 25, 2008 - Olympus has given the SP-570 UZ - the world's most powerful ultra zoom digital camera - an extreme makeover by creating the new SP-565 Ultra Zoom, a smaller and lighter version with the same amazing...

Mar, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Olympus SP-565 UZ Review

 

The Olympus SP-565 UZ is the latest addition to Olympus' now extensive line-up of ultra-zoom digital cameras. The star attraction of the SP 565 UZ is its 20x, 26-520mm zoom lens, covering everything from wide-angle landscapes to close-up action shots,...

The Olympus SP-565 UZ feels more like a consolidation and evolution of existing big zoom products rather than a great leap forward, with a launch price that closely matches that of the SP-570UZ when introduced (with the just announced 26x zoom, 12...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Olympus SP-565 UZ Review

 

Olympus is no stranger to ultrazooms, with three models in its current line-up: the 10 megapixel/20x zoom 565UZ and 570UZ, and the new 12 megapixel/26x zoom 590UZ. The smallest and lightest of the three, the Olympus SP-565UZ represents a minor update...

Full feature set addressing the needs of experienced photographers as well as the snapshooters, Helpful on-board user guide, Decent performance on several levels, Natural-looking colors, Good detail capture at low ISO settings, Base ISO of 64

Lens distortion at extreme focal lengths, Tendency to clip highlights in high contrast shots, Relatively small (2.5 inch) LCD compared to other Olympus superzooms, Purple fringing along high contrast edges, Only two levels of JPEG image compression

Mar, 2009

GOLD!

Expert review by : Katrina Putker (buy-n-shoot.com)

Olympus SP-565UZ Digital Camera Review

 

Picture, if you will, a standard digital SLR with a sleek black body, protruding lens and a pop-up flash, and now shrink it. The SP-565UZ is a palm-sized, 10 mega pixel compact camera with a fixed, external auto focus 20 times (yes, 20 times) optical...

Being on the smaller side, it could have been useful to have a rubber thumb grip pad provided (there is one for your fingers) on the plastic body to further increase stability and security in-hand but overall, the SP-565UZ is an attractive...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Dennis Hissink (photokina-show.com)

Olympus SP-565 UZ

 

Olympus has given the SP-570 UZ - the world's most powerful ultra zoom digital camera - an extreme makeover by creating the new Olympus SP-565 Ultra Zoom, a smaller and lighter version with the same amazing precision-crafted 20x wide-angle telephoto...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Olympus SP-565UZ

 

This advanced compact camera has a massive 20x super-zoom lens and a 10-megapixel sensor.

20x zoom lens, image stabilisation, comfortable to hold and easy to use, good for macro shots

Photos lack contrast, noticeable noise above ISO 200, noticeable barrel roll, images look soft

The SP-565UZ packs a lot of useful features for manual photography, but its image quality doesn't cut the mustard. Consider this camera if image quality isn't your primary concern and you are just interested in its zoom and super-macro capabilities.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Olympus SP-565UZ

 

This advanced compact camera has a massive 20x super-zoom lens and a 10-megapixel sensor.

20x zoom lens, image stabilisation, comfortable to hold and easy to use, good for macro shots

Photos lack contrast, noticeable noise above ISO 200, noticeable barrel roll, images look soft

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Alexandra Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Olympus SP-565 Ultra Zoom

 

With 20x optical zoom and a tiny footprint, the SP-565 UZ is a competent superzoom, let down by some lens and picture issues.

Compact and lightweight for a superzoom ; Extensive scene modes and intuitive menus ; Included camera pouch! Oh joy of joys

Distortion and fringing clearly apparent

Conclusion Compared to the other superzoom cameras we've tested, such as the Canon SX10 IS, the Olympus SP-565 UZ certainly held its ground. There are a couple of differences that may sway a photographer to choose one over the other — the Olympus looks...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus SP-565UZ digital camera review

 

Why Buy the Olympus SP-565UZ?

Feb, 2009

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus SP-565 UZ

 

The Olympus SP-565UZ is a super zoom camera with a 20x optical zoom lens. It has a range of advanced setting and controls. This camera is suited to anyone who sees photography as a hobby and needs a long lens to zoom in on distant subjects. Read my...

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This is a typical super zoom digital camera. I found very few negative points and it is able to handle most situations. It has plenty of features to get to grips with and is well worth considering if you are looking for a camera with extra zoom power.

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Camera

Calendar: Yes
Camera playback:Slide show
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia
Scene modes:beach, Cuisine, Fireworks, Landscape, Night landscape, Night portrait, party (indoor), Portrait, self-portrait, Sports, Sunset
White Balance:auto, Fluorescent, manual, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.5
Display resolution (numeric):230000

Flash

Flash modes:Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):47.2 - 110.2
Flash range (wide):11.8 - 177.2

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:3.94
Macro focusing range (tele):1.2 - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞
Normal focusing range:0.1 - ∞
Normal focusing range (tele):1.2 - ∞
Normal focusing range (wide):0.1 - ∞

Lens System

Digital Zoom:5
Filter size:1.91
Focal length range (f-f):0.181 - 3.62
Lens structure:14/11
Lens structure (elements/groups):14/11
Optical Zoom:20

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:xD
Internal memory:48

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.02 - 20.5
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera effective resolution:10000000
Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000
Digital SLR: No
Effective sensor resolution:10000000
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.02 - 20.5
Interface:USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Image Sensor Size:1/2.33
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:3648 x 2736
Megapixel:10.7
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes

Video

Maximum video resolution:640 x 480
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Video compression format:AVI
Video formats supported:AVI
Video Frame Rate:30
Video recording: Yes

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electrical
Viewfinder type:Electrical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.18
Height:3.28
Weight:13.2
Width:4.57