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Olympus SP-560 UZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 reviews of Olympus SP-560 UZ. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The image quality and zoom are also appreciated, but the focus and shutter get less positive views. Reviews about the energy efficiency and contrast are different.

usability, zoom, image quality, design, price

shutter, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-560 UZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus SP-560 UZ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Olympus SP-560 UZ 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. People are impressed by the battery and image quality. The portability and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed views about the price. Many are negative about the size and focus.

zoom, usability, portability, image quality, battery

design, performance, focus, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus SP-560 UZ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Olympus SP-560 UZ from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and performance. The zoom and price are also mentioned favorably.

image quality, price, zoom, performance, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Cliff Smith (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus SP-560UZ

 

Choosing a new super-zoom camera just got even harder.

The Olympus SP-560UZ is an extremely accomplished camera, and more than makes up for its slightly disappointing predecessor. Outstanding design and handling, good performance and a huge degree of versatility make it a superb tool for the keen hobbyist....

Dec, 2007

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

Olympus SP-560 UZ

 

Olympus's new entry into the 'superzoom' bridge, or high-end compact category, offers advanced functionality and a complete photography system in one managable body. How does it compare to the...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus SP-560

 

The Olympus SP-560 is an 8 megapixel camera with an 18x optical zoom lens. This extreme length of lens is good for wildlife and sports photography. The camera also has a range of advanced controls that will appeal to someone who sees photography as a...

Macro shot

Picture quality when full zoom used - shutter time for single photo with flash

"My tests shots were a bit mixed. It is true this camera has a very long lens, but personally I would like to see more emphasis on picture quality and less on technology."

Jan, 2008

Expert review by (photoxels.com)

Olympus SP-560 UZ Review

 

This camera is packed with features that should appeal to the serious amateur photographer. It is now in an (almost) all-black body with a DSLR-look, has excellent build and construction, and very good handling.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Matt Tuffin (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Olympus SP-560 UZ

 

A superzoom that delivers the goods

A very small camera with a very big specification. It's by no means perfect, but at this price and with this spec, it's close

Nov, 2007

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Olympus SP-560UZ

 

Two cameras with an 18x zoom arrive in the same week. Truly, the photographically lazy shall inherit the earth. Duncan Evans reports.

18x optical zoom!; 27mm wide angle; Shadow enhancement; Optical stabilisation; Great ISO range; 1cm Super macro mode; Program modes; Attractive looks

15fps burst mode only 1.2Mp

Oct, 2007

Expert review by (thinkcamera.com)

Olympus SP-560UZ Review

 

Olympus Super Zoom gets put under the ThinkCamera lens...

Fast to power up ; Smooth video at 30fps ; Good grip and build ; Extensive ISO range ; Powerful telephoto lens

Soft pictures ; Hit and miss focusing ; High ISO settings aren't that useful ; Noisy images ; Desaturated colour

An upgrade from the predecessor to the Olympus SP-560UZ wouldn't be worthwhile in terms of the extras it affords, but the slightly wider 27mm lens can only be regarded as an asset for anyone in the post-Christmas market for a digital camera who...

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

Olympus SP-560UZ

 

We can here what you're thinking about this review already. "But GoodGearGuide, you've already written up this model, haven't you?" But fear not loyal...

Huge zoom, good detail in dark areas, face detect, nice build

Noise may be a problem for big enlargements, slow burst mode, some exposure issues

While not a perfect camera, Olympus' SP-560UZ is an excellent choice for users after an ultra-zoom. It combines good pictures with a robust feature set and a fantastic design.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Olympus SP-560 UZ Review

 

After just a few minutes of shooting, the key difference between the FZ18 and the SP-560 UZ is pretty obvious; it

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (cnet.com)

Olympus SP-560 UZ review

 

Last year, Olympus released the SP-550UZ, a 7-megapixel digital camera with an impressive 18x zoom lens. We loved its lens' long reach and wide angle, and appreciated its great body design. Unfortunately, the camera was plagued with performance and...

Superlong, yet wide lens; manual exposure controls; good body design; supports wireless flash.

Softness and noise hurt picture quality; middling performance.

Olympus' 8-megapixel ultrazoom generally improves over the SP-550UZ, but suffers from many of the same problems.

Mar, 2008

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