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Olympus X-560WP

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and storage. The image quality and water proof are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the responsiveness and screen. Reviews about the design and lens are different.

value for money, water proof, image quality, storage, build quality

memory, performance, color, screen, responsiveness

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus X-560WP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Olympus X-560WP

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Olympus X-560WP from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, portability, water proof, build quality

performance, image quality

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Junk; for lack of better words

 

Too cheap, but useless. I recommend you spend a little more money with another one

I used it twice ; On Memorial day the buttons would become useless. Then would go back to work later on ; In July, camera took water in with only 3 feet of water

Cute

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Ok

 

Still a decent deal for a young teenager... just need to figure out a solution for the exposed lens??? The one other draw back of Olympus cameras is the somewhat non-standard memory card.

Ok price for a non-telescoping lens (telescoping lens cameras always eventually get stuck and break!), waterproof cam

This camera is pretty "cheap", you can feel it in the buttons and case. Plus, no cover for the lens will eventually be a major (scratch/replacement) problem

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Comes open unexpectedly

 

Gave this to my dad for Christmas. He took it snorkeling and it opened underwater without him touching it. Too bad Olympus doesn't cover liquid damage.

Nice form factor, low price point, no bulky extending parts

Comes open unexpectedly

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Being cheap can get you burned...

 

I have a $2000 Canon DSLR camera set up as well, so I'm not exactly a photography novice (although I'm not an expert either). I'm always impressed how other people's $250 point and shoot camera takes just as good of pictures as my Canon. The benefits...

Waterproof, price

I'm a pretty cheap person, always looking for a deal. I really don't like paying for "hype" and what I might perceive to be non value-added features or qualities. Sometimes I get burned. This is one of those times. I bought this camera for what I...

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Couldn't be happier

 

We bought this knowing we had a beach trip on the Caribbean coast of Mexico coming up - and thought it would be fun to have something we could take snorkeling, sailing, swimming, and to the pool to catch a few action shots. This little camera really...

Inexpensive on the Shell-Shocker deal in early December. Apparently waterproof (we sure got it wet, with no ill effects). Takes fine shapshots and shoots great video with sound. Ours arrived with the Olympus Xd to Mini SD adapter, and a 4GB SDHC card -...

Limited zoom, but given the camera's water-resistant build (and sub sixty-buck price), it's hard to knock it for that

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It is waterproof but not much else

 

It is waterproof, so I used it to take pictures while we were sailing. It worked well for this purpose

The picture quality is extremely poor even in bright sunlight. The pictures are grainy and grayish, with very poor color reproduction. The recycling time is very long, takes several seconds between pictures. Battery life is very limited, one charge was...

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Olympus X-560W

 

Great Price for waterproof camera, 4 GB Card and adapter included, picturers so far under different lighting coming out ; crisp and color true

non standard battery, probably costly to replace and cannot use standard SD cards ; if you do not want to remove the uSD card from the adapter you need to transfer pictures by cable

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not so good

 

Low cost, waterproof

Focus is terrible in anything but bright sunlight. Indoors I can't turn the flash off without getting blurry photos

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Not a good camera

 

Buy something else. I have used many digital cameras with great results, but this one not so much. I will be replacing it very soon with a Canon.

It is very sturdy

Uses very XD data card, inconvenient compared to much more common SD card ; Indoor picture quality low, pictures very grainy no matter the lighting. Slow focus gives you frequent blurry results

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Product Specifications

This 3m waterproof, 10-megapixel, 3x optical zoom camera is so compact you can take it with you anywhere. It is so easy to use and has so many features available it will enable you to capture your most memorable moments at a click of a button. With Intelligent Auto, you know you have nothing to think about as the camera will do it for you. The camera will be able to automatically choose from the 18 scene modes available and adjust the settings to optimize picture quality result. You will never miss a shot as the camera automatically tracks the movements of energetic photo targets like kids and pets and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness to easily capture them sharply. As nobody gets the perfect shot all the time, you will be able to correct shooting mistakes instantly with the touch of a button. Use Perfect Fix to lighten up shadows and remove red-eye so a less-than-perfect shot can still turn out perfect! Now everyone can be in your picture with face detect tracking up to sixteen faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposures for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus LI-42B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:xD-Picture Card / microSD Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:2.5in
Weight:4.6oz
Width:3.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Pet / Fireworks / Night scene / Sports mode / Sunset / Indoor / Cuisine / Candle / Night scene with portrait / Documents / Underwater snapshot

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:X-560WP
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.7-4.2
Max Focal Length:18.9mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Green
Underwater Use: Yes

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5 / 1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:10Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI / MJPEG
Digital Zoom:4
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO auto / ISO 80-1600
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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