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Olympus SP-600 UZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 211 reviews of Olympus SP-600 UZ. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the portability and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and zoom are also appreciated. Many are negative about the shutter and viewfinder. There are some mixed views about the storage.

usability, zoom, image quality, price, portability

battery, lens, flash, viewfinder, shutter

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-600 UZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus SP-600 UZ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Olympus SP-600 UZ from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the zoom and price are overall positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback.

usability, image quality, portability, price, zoom

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: eHome bundle: Olympus SP600 Digital Camera +4GB SDHC +Case (SP-600UZ Silver, 12MP, 15xOptical Zoom 28mm Wide-Angel Lens, 2.7" LCD)eHome bundle: Olympus SP600 Digital Camera +4GB SDHC +Case (SP-600UZ Silver, 12MP, 15xOptical Zoom 28mm Wide-Angel Lens, 2.7" LCD)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Olympus SP-600UZ review

 

As with many things in life, expectations play a big part in whether you'll like the Olympus SP-600UZ. The two main attractions are its wide-angle lens with 15x zoom and its price; it can easily be found for less than $200. The rest of its features,...

Nice features, design for its price; 1GB of built-in storage; one-touch movie recording.

Soft, noisy photos above ISO 200; long shutter lag; ineffective image stabilization.

The Olympus SP-600UZ is easy on your wallet for a megazoom, but its photos and performance require a lot of compromise.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus SP-600UZ Review

 

TheSP-600 UZ is an affordable and very versatile super-zoom digicam. Whileits performance and image quality have a little room for improvement,they are good for this price range. Read more in our Full Conclusion.

Good image quality and performance ; 15x optical zoom is very versatile ; Sensor shift image sensor assists with handheld images ; Dedicated video record button works in all shooting modes ; 1GB internal memory ; Powerful pop-up flash ; 340 images with...

Above average noise at settings above ISO 400 ; The camera chooses higher ISO settings when using the telephoto end of the zoom, which can cause unwanted noise in photos ; Mono microphone ; No audio input for HD video recording

TheSP-600 UZ is an affordable and very versatile super-zoom digicam. Whileits performance and image quality have a little room for improvement,they are good for this price range. Read more in our

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Cybernium (neocamera.com)

Olympus SP-600UZ Video Sample | Neocamera

 

The Olympus SP-600UZ video sample was added to the review.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Cybernium (neocamera.com)

Olympus SP-600UZ Express Review | Neocamera

 

Compact 12 megapixels ultra-zoom with a stabilized 15X wide-angle optical zoom lens that runs on AA batteries.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by (photoreview.com.au)

Olympus SP600 UZ

 

A budget-priced long-zoom digicam for everyday snapshooters who want to record 720p HD video clips.The 12-megapixel SP-600 UZ is the lower-priced model of two super-zoom digicams announced by Olympus in February. Built and priced to attract bargain...

As in the SP-800 UZ, the maximum resolution for video clips is 1280 x 720 pixels and scanning is progressive. The widely-used MPEG-4 compression and AVC/H.264 codec are the format of choice. Movie capture is triggered by pressing the Movie button on...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus SP-600UZ

 

This is one of the cheaper digital cameras offering extra zoom power. As you might expect I found some picture quality issues as Olympus have pushed the boundaries and kept the price down.

1GB of built in memory - built in manual

Picture quality

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Amazing... Except for the batteries."

 

Its a really good camera, don't get me wrong. I love it and wouldn't change it for a different one, It's perfect for what I use it for (pictures of my tort) but the batteries thing REALLY gets me down about it.

Amazingly detailed pictures, Epic zoom proportion.

It takes batteries. I absolutely hate the fact that it takes batteries, I don't know about anybody else, but mine eats batteries alive. Hubby says get the rechargeable batteries, but it doesn't matter, my camera will go through 4 batteries a week.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Amazing... Except for the batteries.

 

Its a really good camera, don't get me wrong. I love it and wouldn't change it for a different one, It's perfect for what I use it for (pictures of my tort) but the batteries thing REALLY gets me down about it.

Amazingly detailed pictures, Epic zoom proportion.

It takes batteries. I absolutely hate the fact that it takes batteries, I don't know about anybody else, but mine eats batteries alive. Hubby says get the rechargeable batteries, but it doesn't matter, my camera will go through 4 batteries a week.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Specs, Lousy Execution

 

Wanting a step-up in features from our old point and shoot, I purchased this camera as a Christmas present for my wife in Dec 2011. Year and a half later, she is thoroughly demoralized and frustrated. She uses the Auto-picture mode with consistently...

Zoom lens ; Reading about product features before using the camera ; Average 720p cam-corder funtion

Grainy indoor shots with awful color composition ; Grainy low-light shots ; Fussy autoflash mode ; Poor image stabilization ; Hit or miss outdoor shots ; Unreliable Auto picture mode

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

camara

 

good picture quality

to small of camara

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Type:AA

Camera

Built-in processor:TruePic III
Calendar: Yes
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Resizing, Rotating, Trimming
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia
Playback zoom:1.1
Playback zoom (max):1.1
Saturation adjustment: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Design

Color of product:Black / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction
Flash range (tele):0 - 161.4
Flash range (wide):6.3

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Face tracking, Spot Auto Focus
Auto Mode focusing range (tele):1.8m - ∞
Auto Mode focusing range (wide):0.15m - ∞
Closest Focusing Distance:0.0394
Focus adjustment:Auto
Macro focusing range (tele):1.8m - ∞
Macro focusing range (wide):0.15m - ∞

Lens System

Combined zoom:75
Digital Zoom:5
Focal length range (f-f):0.197 - 2.95
Lens structure:12/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/8
Number of aspheric elements:2
Optical Zoom:15

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal memory:1024

Other Features

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.1 - 16.5
Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 5.4
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera shutter speed:1/2 - 1/2000
Digital SLR: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.33 x 2.96 x 2.84
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.1 - 16.5
Frame: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image Sensor Size:1/2.33
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:4288 x 3216
Megapixel:12
Sensor Type:CCD
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.96
Height:2.84
Weight:15.3
Width:4.33