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Olympus SP-510

alaTest has collected and analyzed 345 reviews of Olympus SP-510. 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. Opinions about the lens and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and zoom are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the low light performance, and there are some negative opinions about the memory and durability.

usability, zoom, image quality, design, lens

performance, shutter, stabilizer , durability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus SP-510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Olympus SP-510 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus SP-510

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Olympus SP-510 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.

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Olympus SP-510UZ review

 

A shiny new superzoomer with 10x magnification has emerged from Mount Olympus. Will a lack of image stabilisation scupper its long-range ambitions?

A superzoom without stabiliser is like a car without suspension. Prepare for a rocky ride

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Olympus SP-51OUZ review

 

Scale the dizzying heights of the 10x optical zoom

10x optical zoom ; 21 simple point-and-shoot modes

Lacks true optical image stabilisation ; Limited internal memory ; Poor image performance at maximum ISO

Olympus has given us a good zoom range but hasn't adequately backed it up with image-stabilisation

Dec, 2006

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Olympus SP-510 UltraZoom review

 

The design of the SP-510 is distinctly utilitarian and we found the menus on the low-resolution screen confusing.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Olympus SP-510 UZ

 

Good image quality under good light and using the RAW mode.Reliable ESP metering.Excellent white balance producing natural colours.RAW format.10X optical zoom.Excellent optical qualities.Complete range of capture modes.Compact and light.

Sensitive to noise.No optical stabilization.Flash a bit weak.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by (tech.co.uk)

Olympus SP-51OUZ

 

Despite the increasing affordability of digital SLRs, manufacturers are populating the middle ground with bridge cameras or 'super zooms' - enthusiasts' models that aren't quite as good as a Nikon D80.

10x optical zoom, 21 simple point-and-shoot modes

Lacks true optical image stabilisation, Limited internal memory, Poor image performance at maximum ISO

Olympus has given us a good zoom range but hasn't adequately backed it up with image-stabilisation.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus SP-510

 

The Olympus SP-510 is a fairly typical super zoom digital camera. This model has seven megapixels and a 10x optical zoom lens. It also has a set of more advanced controls likely to appeal to the more serious photographer.

Design and style ; Features ; Menu help text ; Compact feel for a super zoom

No optical image stabilisation ; Overall picture quality

In my view the Olympus SP-510 is let down by its picture quality. There are plenty of similar super zoom cameras to choose from and to be honest I would spend my money elsewhere.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by (dcmag.co.uk)

Olympus SP510UZ

 

Olympus has given us a good zoom range but hasn't adequately backed it up with either optical or mechanical image-stabilisation. Beginners will be overwhelmed by the wealth of creative options, while enthusiasts will feel slightly let down by its...

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Olympus SP-510UZ Review

 

It looks like a candidate for a blister pack in Wal-Mart, rather than resting on a velvet cloth display at your local camera store

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Evan Blass (engadget.com)

The seven megapixel Olympus SP-510UZ

 

Olympus just dropped a new 7.1 megapixel member of the Ultra Zoom family on us, and this is one shooter that thrives at night. Although it's got a fairly impressive maximum ISO of 1600 and a very impressive 10x optical zoom at full resolution, the real...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Olympus SP-510 UZ

 

Olympus Superzoom offers a guiding hand. . .but it could use a little assistance of its own.

Great guide modes help you select appropriate settings and modes. Very good macro mode. Can shoot in RAW. Conveniently uses AA batteries.

Mediocre performance. Poor burst mode. Special xD cards required for highest video performance. A bit of shutter lag is noticeable.

Jan, 2007

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