Olympus SP-550 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera - Anthracite (7.1MP, 18x Optical Zoom) 2.5" LCD - £140 del. @ Amazon ! - HotUKDeals
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Deal of the Week.. Sold for £200+ @major retailers (£269 @ Argos, £206 @ Pixmania, £240 @ Expansys).

World's first 18x optical zoom takes photography to the next level Get up close and personal in a whole new way. With the world?s first wide 18x optical zoom, the Olympus SP-550 UZ accepts no limits, bringing photographers closer to distant subjects than ever before. Capture candid street scenes from a discreet distance, grab the detail of your favourite sport from way up in the stands ? then even use the wide angle lens to take in the whole game ? as this model?s focal length spans an amazing 28mm-504mm (in 35mm camera equivalent terms)! Enjoy double protection against camera shake with Dual Image Stabilization. Even at high magnifications or when capturing fast-moving objects, this technology ensures 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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#1
Great find, Edi. At that price it's worth it just to have as a second camera for the zoom alone. Some great reviews on the web as well.
#2
EEk

I just bought the panasonic FZ8 for £150 on ebuyer.

how does this compare with it ??
#4
From: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympussp550uz/page17.asp

"Resolution isn't quite up with the best cameras in this class - the Panasonic FZ8 in particular knocks spots off it

You'll be pleased to read that, no doubt. :)
#5
Nice find edi thanks i did look at this one in the Argos book so a big saving to be had.

I have been looking around for a decent camera as mine packed up on.........Xmas morning when the grandchildren came round to open their presents.

Hot!
#6
Not a bad camera. Anyone wanting to use this for movies will be disappointed by the fact that you can't have sound if you're using optical zoom mode.
#7
Thats a damn good price, for what is an excellent camera.

Good Find Edi
#8
Hi all.
This looks like a great camera. However I bought this one http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/128829/kodak-easyshare-v1253-digital-camer/all/all/hot/ after reading about it on here.
If you were me would you sent the kodak back and buy the Olympus? I need it for a present for the 9th so I have to make a decision very quickly!
Thanks for any help :)
#9
Kodak far inferior
#10
If it's for a woman, keep the kodak
#11
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If it's for a woman, keep the kodak

Oi whats that supposed to mean? :) Cant women work electricals then?
Actually no its for a man and i'm going to order the Olympus as it does seem the better of the two.
Thanks Mikeyw for your opinion.
#12
I've got a point and shoot Canon IXUS but are keen to get into phtography a little more. Is this a good starting camera (i.e not just auto settings) or should i go for a DSLR?
#13
get a dslr if you want to get into photography - without a doubt - there is so much more that you can do on them, and you can pick up a nikon d40 for £299 i know that seems like a lot more, but in the long run its worth it.
#14
Shirl
Oi whats that supposed to mean? :) Cant women work electricals then?
.

lol nothing to do with that

But women generally prefer smaller cameras

"To fit in their handbags"
#15
It's a shame it doesn't have a rechargeable battery or take SD cards, still an amazing deal though...
#16
I don't like the sound of the Autofocus problem otherwise I'd be interested.
#17
How does it compare to Fuji Finepix S6500fd? The reviews on photographyblog & trustedreview have rated this Olympus not that good in image quality. But for this price it's not that bad.
#18
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lol nothing to do with that

But women generally prefer smaller cameras

"To fit in their handbags"

Thats very true :-D
Mine came this morning and i'm about to send the kodak one back. Its a nice looking camera thats for sure :thumbsup:
#19
I am awaiting delivery of mine, but I am struggling to find a good price for a memory card despite searching- I think I need the following Xd card;
Olympus Brand - Panorama mode only works with an Olympus card
Type H - Video record time cut to 4 mins max otherwise
1GB minimum (Not sure if there is a 2Gb Type H available or compatible)
If anyone can help I would be really grateful-
#20
Had this camera now for a couple of days - 1st impressions are very good
Really pleased with purchase

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