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Olympus SP-500 UZ digital camera
SP-500 UZ
at a glance
2816 x 2112
10x optical zoom
2.5" lcd viewer
4 AA batteries
Olympus SP-500 UZ review summary
camera date Oct 05  out of production
pixels / class 6.4M  SLR-like digital camera
overall rating above average overall camera rating  9 reviews
image quality good image quality rating  
ease of use average it its class usability rating  
camera body good camera body rating  
digital features average it its class digital features rating  no image stabilization
photogr. ctrls good photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
Olympus SP-500 UZ specifications
lens / zoom  38mm - 380mm (10x) (dig: 5x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 120 cm / 3 cm
metering mode  spot, multi-spot
aperture  auto | manual / F2.8 - F3.7
white balance  auto / 7 presets
shutter  auto | manual / 15s - 1/1000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  pop-up - 6 modes / 0.3m - 4.5m
viewfinder  ttl lcd
iso ratings  80/100/200/400
image size  2816x2112 / 2816x1880 / 2592x1944 / 2288x1712 / 2048x1536 / 1600x1200 / 1280x960 / 1024x768 / 640x480
image format  raw / jpeg (exif 2.21)
image compr.  SHQ / HQ / SQ1 / SQ2
lag/cycle times  
remote control  self timer 12s
video options  Qt-m jpeg 320x240 (30fps, 15fps)
audio options  wav
connectivity  usb 2.0 (full speed) / A/V
storage  10MB internal, xD card
platform  Windows 98SE/2000PRO/ME/XP, Mac 10.1 and higher
extra features  PictBridge compatible
Olympus SP-500 UZ links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
03Feb06 Olympus SP-500 UZ review at Steves-digicams
23Jan06 Olympus SP-500 UZ review at Photoxels
08Nov05 Olympus SP-500 UZ review at
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
07Feb06 lympus SP-500 UZ review at DPReview
01Feb06 Olympus SP-500 UZ review at DCResource
Introductions, previews and other reviews
15Sep05 Olympus SP-500 UZ preview at Imaging-resource
11Jun06 Olympus SP-500 UZ review at LetsGoDigital (nl)
05Jun06 Olympus SP-500 UZ review at LetsGoDigital
09Dec05 Olympus SP-500 UZ review at DigitalCameraInfo
News, guides, hints & tips
17Feb06 Olympus SP-500 firmware update German/Korean
06Sep05 Olympus SP-500 UZ press release
Forum discussions Olympus SLR Talk Forum Olympus Talk Forum  Olympus Forum Olympus Forum
Who can help me with this camera 

Olympus SP-500 UZ announcement clippings

The Olympus SP-1000 features a powerful 10x optical zoom, providing users with the focal range to capture stunning close-up shots. Designed with a large, easy-to-view 2.5-inch premium size LCD, both manual and automatic settings and optional add-on accessory lenses, the SP-500 UZ is a highly versatile camera, powerful enough to satisfy the creative needs of the advanced user, and expansive enough to grow as users develop their talent. The addition of manual Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes gives users versatility and control for optimal performance in any situation. Users can express their creative vision adjusting the f-stop for detailed portraits with softened backgrounds, or slowing the exposure speed to create the blurred effect of motion.

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