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Olympus SP-510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 340 reviews of Olympus SP-510. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Comments about the lens and image quality are overall positive. The design and zoom are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the low light performance, and many are less positive about the memory and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-510 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-510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Olympus SP-510 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus SP-510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Olympus SP-510 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Olympus SP-510UZ Review

 

It looks like a candidate for a blister pack in Wal-Mart, rather than resting on a velvet cloth display at your local camera store

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Evan Blass (engadget.com)

The seven megapixel Olympus SP-510UZ

 

Olympus just dropped a new 7.1 megapixel member of the Ultra Zoom family on us, and this is one shooter that thrives at night. Although it's got a fairly impressive maximum ISO of 1600 and a very impressive 10x optical zoom at full resolution, the real...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Olympus SP-510 UZ

 

Olympus Superzoom offers a guiding hand. . .but it could use a little assistance of its own.

Great guide modes help you select appropriate settings and modes. Very good macro mode. Can shoot in RAW. Conveniently uses AA batteries.

Mediocre performance. Poor burst mode. Special xD cards required for highest video performance. A bit of shutter lag is noticeable.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Phil Ryan (cnet.com)

Olympus SP-510 UZ review

 

I remember a time when Olympus was well known for its well-featured, superzoom cameras. When the company changed its naming conventions recently, its crop of superzooms was cut to only the 6-megapixel SP-500UZ, which has now been joined by the...

Great body design; high-quality, fast lens; manual exposure controls.

No optical image stabilization; high noise at ISO 400 and above; lens not wide enough.

The Olympus SP-510UZ is packed with cool features, but a not-so-wide lens, sluggish performance, and noisy images steal its fire.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Steve's Digicam Online (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom

 

The Olympus SP-510 Ultra Zoom offers the highest image resolution of any 10x digital camera on the market, an Olympus ED Zoom Lens, a large 2.5-inch LCD and extra-long battery life (up to 630 shots from standard alkaline batteries). Designed to satisfy...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom Digital Camera - Express Review

 

There was a time when Olympus had the longest ultra zoomers in town, but that's all changed as more and more competing manufacturers have jumped into the ring with their own all-in-one cameras with extra long focal ranges. While you'd think these...

Sleek, silvery design is futuristic but functional., Comfortable handgrip, Great color, good dynamic range, and decent sharpness in images shot in adequately lit conditions

Excessive noise in images shot above ISO 400, Inadequate resolution for 2.5-inch LCD, Sluggish overall performance and during picture-taking and general operations, Outdated menu system, No paper manual for advanced instruction, only CD, Only digital...

The latest camera in Olympus' ultra-zoom arsenal is the 7.1 megapixel Olympus SP-510 UZ. The Olympus SP-510 features a 10x optical zoom lens that's equivalent to 38-380mm in 35mm format. The Olympus SP-510 features the company's BrightCapture...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : digitalcameraroundup.com (digitalcameraroundup.com)

7.1-megapixel camera with 10X optical zoom

 

More years ago than I care to admit, I took my first photography classes while I was in college. I was studying Graphic Design, but I really wanted to get into photography. At that time the University didn't have much to offer in Photography. So, life...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Mark Lent (popphoto.com)

Camera Review: Olympus SP-510UZ

 

The Olympus SP-510UZ is a 7.1 Megapixel EVF (Electronic ViewFinder) camera that has some big-time features typically found in much more expensive DSLR's, but with a street price of only $342. The real surprises for an EVF at this price is that it...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (photoaxe.com)

Olympus SP-510 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera Review

 

Here's a camera that can satisfy both the needs of beginners and advanced users: to the incredible point-and-shoot functionality (including image stabilization, 21 preset Scene Modes - with Super Macro Mode) adds professional features like: full manual...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Cybernium (neocamera.com)

Olympus SP-510 UZ Review

 

The Olympus SP-510 UZ may be the top ultra-zoom digital camera from Olympus, but its performance is far behind its top competitors. Image quality of the SP-510 is actually pretty good. Images are well exposed, show good color and corner-to-corner...

Good image colors

Pathetic continuous drive

Jan, 2007

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