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Olympus SP-590 UZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 820 reviews of Olympus SP-590 UZ. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The performance and zoom also get good feedback, but comments about the shutter and viewfinder are different. Many are less positive about the storage and memory.

usability, zoom, performance, portability, image quality

low-light, memory, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-590 UZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus SP-590 UZ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Olympus SP-590 UZ from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and zoom. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the low light performance and design.

usability, portability, performance, zoom, image quality

design, low-light

94% 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-590 UZ

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Olympus SP-590 UZ from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the memory and flash.

usability, portability, price, image quality, performance

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Olympus SP-590UZ

 

With a 26x zoom telephoto lens equivalent to 676mm, the SP590 is the most powerful super-zoom in the world - for now...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Neil Bennett (techadvisor.co.uk)

Olympus SP-590UZ review

 

We were surprised at the lack of distortion at both ends of the Olympus SP-590UZ's massive zoom spectrum, even without the technical wizardry of the Nikon Coolpix P90's distortion-correction function (it's possible that this function is there but...

A mixed bag. We liked the extreme aspirations of the Olympus SP-590Z but felt it didn’t fully realise that 24x zoom’s potential. Against that is the solid dual-stabilisation setup and the lack of noise in good light.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Olympus SP-590UZ

 

With a focal range of 26-676mm, SP-590UZ features the 26x optical zoom which is the maximum of its kind. It also offers a 12 Megapixel sensor which makes it a monster packed in a compact case. If you are not a professional photographer, then SP-590UZ...

Olympus SP-590UZ is a complete package for photographers (beginners and professionals) who are looking for a super zoom camera with advanced features. And its classic looks give it a cutting edge. Beauty with brains always stays, same is the case here....

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Olympus SP-590 UZ

 

If it is plenty of zoom you are after you will struggle to find more than the 26x zoom on offer here. The camera does a good all round job and achieves what it sets out to do. It has a set of manual exposure controls and a wide angle lens.

Long lens - start up times

Purple fringing - sharper images when zoom is not used

I find with these larger cameras there is less difference in the quality of the photos they take. Therefore whether you buy the Olympus SP-590UZ in preference to other similar cameras is likely to come down how you fell about the features and handling....

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Claire Gillo (digicambuyer.co.uk)

Olympus SP-590 UZ

 

The new Olympus SP-590UZ gets up close and personal with 26x optical zoom

The SP-590UZ is a great superzoom that performs well in lots of aspects and is easy to use whilst allowing the photographer to build skills.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Matt Golowczynski (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Olympus SP-590 Review

 

Olympus' 26x optical zoom giant

Good build quality

White balance system

There are some nice things about the SP-590 and it’s cheap, but the image quality and performance are sadly not up to scratch.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Neil Bennett (techworld.com)

Olympus SP-590UZ camera

 

Boasting a lengthy zoom capacity, with a focal length of 26-676mm, the Olympus SP-590UZ is a quality compact/DSLR bridge camera.

A mixed bag. We liked the extreme aspirations of the Olympus SP-590Z but felt it didn’t fully realise that 24x zoom's potential. Against that is the solid dual-stabilisation setup and the lack of noise in good light.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Olympus - SP-590UZ

 

Olympus advertises the SP-590UZ as having 'the strongest zoom ever built for a compact camera' and if the speed at which it protrudes from the body when you switch the power on is anything to go ...

The Olympus SP-590UZ is a frustrating camera. It's comfortable to hold and relatively intuitive (apart from the annoying lack of auto flash pop-up) with a good mix of automatic scene modes and scope for manual capture. There are also plenty of fun...

May, 2009

Expert review by : photoxels (photoxels.com)

Olympus SP-590UZ Review

 

The Olympus SP-590UZ lets you move in as close as 1 cm for extreme close ups, captures wide landscapes shots with a 26mm (equiv.) wide-angle, and has the longest tele reach you can get today (676mm…

Improvements wish list:

Apr, 2009

Expert review by (photoanswers.co.uk)

Olympus SP-590UZ

 

Start-up times for the Olympus 590UZ are impressive – within 1 secons of hitting the on/off button we were ready to start shooting.

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