Olympus SP-550 (7.1MP, 18x Optical Zoom, 2.5" LCD ) - £159.99 Delivered @ Amazon
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Olympus SP-550 (7.1MP, 18x Optical Zoom, 2.5" LCD ) - £159.99 Delivered @ Amazon

£159.99
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Found 17th Dec 2007
* 7.1 Megapixels
* Wide 18x Optical zoom, Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 28 - 504mm
* Dual Image Stabilization (Combination of Mechanical Image Stabiliser and high ISO * settings)
* High burst rate (up to 15fps at 1.2 Megapixel mode)
* Super Macro mode from as close as 1cm (wide)
* P/A/S/M exposure modes
* 6.4cm / 2.5'' LCD

Get up close and personal in a whole new way. With the world"s first wide 18x optical zoom, the Olympus SP550 UZ accepts no limits, bringing photographers closer to far-away subjects. Capture candid street scenes from a discreet distance, or snap the details of a football game from way up in the stands - then even use the wide angle lens to see and shoot more within closer range: This model"s focal length spans an amazing 28-504mm (35mm camera equivalent)!

Enjoy double protection against blur with Dual Image Stabilisation. 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 - because if it"s in your life, it"s in your Olympus SP-550 UZ.

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Original Poster

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I wish you hadn't posted this, I am going to have to buy it!!!

Just bought a fuji s9600 with 10x zoom and no image stabilization, this is 18x zoom and double(!!!) image stabilization!

Any idea on pic quality, it isn't just a gimmick is it?

Original Poster

Review below Benjimoron. Sample photos taken with camera towards end of review:

steves-digicams.com/200…tml

Can't really tell from the sample pics. The reviews seem good, although the zoom isn't amazing apparently so I probably won't buy it. Just get a zoom lens for my fuji.

Original Poster

Nice to see that they haven't neglected the wide end of the zoom, 28mm

bingsy;1358124

Review below Benjimoron. Sample photos taken with camera towards end of … Review below Benjimoron. Sample photos taken with camera towards end of review:http://www.steves-digicams.com/2007_reviews/sp550.html



Thanks, will look at that in a mo.

I was VERY tempted by this camera - I love the idea of up to 27x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle. I was puit off by:-
- Relatively slow speed of the camera (startup & focusing is commented on)
- It seems Olympus no longer produce the high-speed type H cards needed to record video.
:-(

wombat6025;1366097

I was VERY tempted by this camera - I love the idea of up to 27x optical … I was VERY tempted by this camera - I love the idea of up to 27x optical zoom and 28mm wide-angle; but - the relatively slow speed of the camera and the fact that Olympus appears to no longer produce the high-speed type H cards needed to record video put me off :-(



seems a good price but the shutter lag would put me off too
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