If you want a high quality camera that offers amazing 10x optical zoom power, this is the camera for you. With its large 6.4cm LCD and 6 million pixels, the SP-500 lets ambitious photographers frame and shoot creative images with ease. A predictive auto focus and a movie recording function with sound expand your creative options even further.
Get to the heart of the action with the Olympus SP-500 digital camera. With its user friendly, professionally formed body combined with a large range of advanced features; this is the perfect camera to take on action packed holidays or for use at live sporting events.
The SP-500 offers photographers the power and flexibility of a precision 10x optical zoom lens system for taking quality shots from a distance. Matched with 6.0 million pixels, the camera guarantees high-definition images every time.
For more ambitious photographers, this camera offers Aperture and Shutter Priority shooting as well as the option of full manual exposure control. Light distribution can also be checked by using the histogram function accessible in both shooting and playback modes, giving photographers ample room for creativity and experimentation.
With its bright (1:2.8-3.7) 10x optical zoom that covers a 38-380mm focal range (35mm camera equivalent), the SP-500 allows subjects to be picked out and captured up close. Even greater zoom power is available by using the optional TCON-17* tele converter, which extends magnification by a factor of 1.7x for a maximum focal length of 646mm (35mm camera equivalent). The camera's wide angle capabilities can also be boosted with the WCON-07* enabling stunning 27mm views (35mm equivalent). For extreme close-ups photographers can shoot in Super Macro mode from as little as 3cm away.
A variety of focusing options, from iESP autofocus through to spot and multi-spot AF and manual focus, allow photographers to dictate the level of control they require. As with the EISA Award-winning Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom, the SP-500 incorporates a Predictive AF system, which predicts the location of a moving subject at the moment the shutter closes. This is especially useful when photographing subjects such as wildlife. The compact Olympus SP-500 is the perfect choice for the more ambitious photographer.;* Usage requires CLA-4 adapter ring.
Features & Specifications
* Olympus SP-500 UltraZoom
* Sensor Resolution: 6.0 Megapixel
* Optical Zoom: 10 x
* Digital Zoom: 5 x
* Focal Length: 6.3 mm - 63 mm
* Min Focus Range: 60 cm
* Viewfinder: Electronic
* Display: LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.5" - colour
* Supported Flash Memory: XD-Picture Card
* Integrated Memory: 10 MB
* Shooting Modes: Frame movie mode
* Lens Aperture: F/2.8-3.7
* Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual
* Camera Flash: Pop-up flash
* Red Eye Reduction: Built-in
* Microphone: Microphone - built-in
* Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.6 cm x 7.1 cm x 7.5 cm
* Weight: 0.3 kg
* Supported Battery: 4 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( optional ) ¦ 4 x AA alkaline battery ( included )