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Olympus SP-570 UZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 390 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the lens and image quality. The portability and zoom are also appreciated. Reviews about the size and performance are different. The contrast and storage get less positive reviews.

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shutter, focus, low-light, storage, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-570 UZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Olympus SP-570 UZ


Olympus hits the superzoom market with an unprecedented 20x optical zoom and manual zoom ring control.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Olympus SP-570 UZ digital camera


Some super zooms look a little uncomfortable in their shells – a fusion of huge lens body stuck on an otherwise fairly compact camera. The Olympus takes a slightly more macho approach, looking more like a compact SLR than some of its competitors, see...

Great range of options, simple to use for novices, options for advanced users, good build quality

Price, electronic view finder not fantastic, needs xD-Picture Card (not supplied), battery life, image quality can suffer

With so many features on offer, it is impossible to cover all of them without rewriting the manual. The Olympus SP-570 UZ looks good, feels good in the hand and build quality is impressive. But with every super zoom camera compromises have to be made....

Aug, 2008

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Olympus SP-570 UZ review


The SP-570 UZ's design takes its inspiration from SLR cameras.

Slow shot. Looks and feels more SLR-like, but the speed and pictures don't.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Brandt (

Olympus SP-570 UZ review


Olympus' entry into the megazoom class delivers the greatest magnification rating of any camera we've seen. Using the Olympus SP-570 UZ at 20X, photos taken at a distance of up to 30ft from the subject looked as though the photographer had been right...

A great quality camera at a decent price, we like the Olympus SP-570 UZ.

Jun, 2008

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Olympus SP-570 UZ


ePHOTOzine member Pete Johnson has submitted a review of the Olympus SP-570 UZ.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (

Olympus SP-570 UZ


How does the Olympus SP-570 UZ compare in a now-crowded marketplace?

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Olympus SP-570 UZ


Olympus' DSLR-like ultra-zoom offers a 20x lens reach with image stabilisation

For those needing to get really close to the action, the SP-570UZ offers a big zoom in a robust, compact body

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

Olympus SP-570 UZ


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Aug, 2008

Expert review by : CHONG JINN XIUNG (

Zooming in on a niche


The Olympus SP-570UZ may just be the camera for you if you are not ready to jump on the DSLR bandwagon just yet.

Great long zoom range ; ability to capture images in RAW, lightweight and portable

Slow startup time ; slow focusing speed ; video mode does not allow the use of optical zoom without sacrificing audio

All in all, however, the Olympus SP-570UZ is a decent bridge camera that should cater to both beginners and advanced amateurs.

Aug, 2008

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Olympus SP-570 UZ


The Olympus SP-570 handles a lot like a Digital SLR. Its main attraction is its 20x optical zoom lens, but there are plenty of other features to get excited about as well. This is a 10 megapixel model. It has manual exposure controls, manual focusing,...

Looks good - build quality - handling - picture quality

Shutter delay could be faster

This is as close to a Digital SLR as you are likely to get without buying one. I really like the way the camera handles and it takes fine photos as well. If you are looking for a digital camera with a super long lens then take a look at this one.

Jul, 2008

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