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Olympus SP-310

alaTest has collected and analyzed 287 reviews of Olympus SP-310. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the contrast and reliability, and the focus and zoom get mixed comments.

image quality, usability, performance, portability, price

battery, low-light, shutter, reliability, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-310 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus SP-310

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Olympus SP-310 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the screen and lens are overall positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical opinions about the glare and shutter.

portability, image quality, price, lens, screen

usability, battery, reliability, shutter, glare

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus SP-350

 

Hot on the heels of the Canon PowerShot S80, the Olympus SP-350 is breaking into the high-end compact market.

In the three manual modes exposure settings are easily adjusted using the D-pad, which is simpler than Canon’s innovative but slightly fiddly rotating dial. The other controls are kept to a minimum, which is good for simple operation, but it does mean...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Olympus SP-350

 

Good to excellent image quality under good lighting conditions.Full range of mode (P, A, S, M) and 24 scene modes.RAW Format.Hot shoe.Long Exposure capable.Very good ergonomic design.

Sensitive to noise.Auto white balance less reliable in low light conditions.Large but low resolution monitorShort range built-in flash.RAW image processing software a bit too limited.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus SP-350

 

Olympus SP 350 Review. This camera has a wide range of advanced features, including manual exposure controls. It is likely that this camera would suit a more experienced photography or someone with an interest in learning about photography.

Sharpness in outdoor shots ; Feature set ; Record in RAW format

Battery life ; Shutter lag

I really like the Olympus SP-350. It is literally packed with features. The price makes it possible to buy an advanced digital camera for a low price. It has one big drawback though and that is shutter lag.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Olympus SP-310

 

This could so easily have been a very good second camera for the serious SLR-toting photographer. Theres plenty of control and the usual excellent Olympus firmware. Unfortunately the slow shutter lag and problems when viewing the LCD w

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Olympus SP-350 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Its headline spec item is the 8MP sensor, which those more jaded digital camera testers among us have come to realise is often less a reason to get excited as to be deferring...

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

Olympus SP-350

 

Have you ever met someone who you disliked at first but over time developed a grudging respect for? That was how it was for us with the Olympus SP-35...

Great colour response and sharpness, Nice design, Good battery life

Poor chromatic aberration, slow

With high levels of chromatic aberration and slow operation, the SP-350 is far from a perfect camera, but the images look great at smaller levels and so it could definitely be worth a look if you need a compact, powerful advanced model

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (pcworld.com)

Olympus SP-350 Digital Camera

 

The 8-megapixel Olympus SP-350 is inexpensive ($325 as of August 25, 2006) for an advanced camera, yet it offers top-notch image quality. Its tiny, closely packed buttons, however, make the SP-350 most suitable for users who want the option of working...

Very high image quality Long battery life

Must use menus to change many settings Lacks image stabilization

Nonetheless, if you can live without the fancier settings, this step up from a point-and-shoot delivers top-notch image quality for a very reasonable price

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (cnet.com)

Olympus SP-350 review

 

Olympus SP-350

Manual controls with sophisticated options; raw capture and onboard editing; compact, attractive body; accepts external flash; conversion lenses and underwater housing available.

Sluggish performance; no xD-Picture Card included; soft photos.

This Olympus SP-350 is packed with powerful manual features, but its performance and photo quality lag behind the competition's.

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Olympus SP-310 Review

 

At the end of August 2005 Olympus added two more cameras to its 'SP' range of 'creative compacts'; the 8 megapixel SP-350 and the model reviewed here, the 7 megapixel SP-310. The SP-310 - on paper at least - offers a compelling mix of point-and-shoot...

Bright, vivid and sharp results Low noise at low ISO settings, still fairly low at ISO 400 Comprehensive photographic controls Rugged, lightweight construction and excellent handling Lots of scene/subject modes Huge range of advanced features including...

Images a touch over-sharpened Occasional white balance problems in scenes with one predominant color Some smearing of low contrast detail (such as foliage and hair) - no worse than most competitors Mild exposure problems in high contrast / bright...

The SP-310 is perhaps a camera that deserves more attention than it has so far received - it offers a comprehensive feature set at a remarkably low price in an easy to use and well put together package. Yes, the JPEG output suffers from the same...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus SP-310

 

Physical Views The SP-310 compared in size to a standard CD. The 8-megapixel Olympus SP-350 and the 7-megapixel SP-310. Continue on to Features & Controls SP-310 Specifications Imager 7.1 megapixel effective, 7.4 megapixel gross, 1/1.8" CCD Lens 8.0 -...

Dec, 2005

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