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Olympus SP-550 UZ digital camera
SP-550 UZ
at a glance
3072 x 2304
18x optical zoom
2.5" lcd viewer
4 AA batteries
Olympus SP-550 UZ review summary
camera date Feb 07  out of production
pixels / class 7.4M  SLR-like digital camera
overall rating good overall camera rating  16 reviews
image quality above average image quality rating  
ease of use good usability rating  
camera body very good camera body rating  
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls good photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
Olympus SP-550 UZ specifications
lens / zoom  28mm - 504mm (18x) (dig: 5.6x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 10cm
metering mode  multi-pattern, center-weighted
aperture  auto | manual / F2.8 - F4.5
white balance  auto, 6 presets, custom
shutter  auto | manual / 15s - 1/2000s, B
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  pop-up - 6 modes / max.- 4.5m (@iso 200), 12.9m (@iso 1600)
viewfinder  ttl electronic
iso ratings  50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (3200, 5000  @. 3 Megapixels)
image size  3072x2304 / 3072x2048 / 2560x1920 / 2304x1728 / 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, 2s
video options  avi, with sound - 640x480, 320x240 (30fps, 15fps)
audio options  wav
connectivity  usb 2.0 (full speed) / A/V
storage  20MB internal, xD card
platform  Windows 98SE/ME/2000PRO/XP/VISTA, Mac OS 9.0-9.2x/OS X 10.1-10.4
extra features  PictBridge compatible
Olympus SP-550 UZ links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
18Mar07 Olympus SP-550 UZ vs. Panasonic DMC-FZ8
17Mar07 Olympus SP-550 UZ vs. Panasonic DMC-FZ8 (nl)
16Jul07 Olympus SP-550 UZ test at digicam-beratung (de)
15Jul07 Olympus SP-550 UZ review at Quesabesde (es)
01Jun07 Olympus SP-550 UZ review at Imaging-resource
02May07 Olympus SP-550 UZ review at dkamera (de)
30Apr07 Olympus SP-550 UZ review at PhotographyBLOG
05Apr07 Olympus SP-550 UZ review at Steves-digicams
27Mar07 Olympus SP-550 UZ review at DPReview
23Mar07 Olympus SP-550 UZ review at
23Mar07 Olympus SP-550 UZ review at (fr)
20Mar07 Olympus SP-550 UZ review at CameraLabs
19Mar07 Olympus SP-550 UZ review at DCResource
16Mar07 Olympus SP-550 UZ review at TrustedReviews
Introductions, previews and other reviews
30Apr07 Olympus SP-550 UZ review at DigitalKamera (de)
28Feb07 Olympus SP-550 UZ review at
News, guides, hints & tips
26Mar07 Olymjpus SP-550 UZ firmware update version 1.1
27Jan07 Olympus SP-550 press summary
Forum discussions Olympus SLR Talk Forum Olympus Talk Forum  Olympus Forum Olympus Forum
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Olympus SP-550 UZ announcement clippings

With an impressive 18x optical zoom lens the Olympus SP-550 UZ accepts no limits, bringing photographers closer to far-away subjects. This model's focal length spans an amazing 28-504mm (35mm camera equiv.)! Enjoy double protection against blur with Dual Image Stabilization. Even at high magnifications or when capturing fast-moving objects, this technology ensures that results are significantly sharper. Packing 7.1 Megapixels of detail-capturing power, the SP-550 UZ opens up a new realm of creative possibility...

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