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Olympus SP-600UZ 12MP Digital Camera with 15x Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Old Model)
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- 12.0 megapixel CCD
- 15x wide optical zoom
- TruePic III image processor
- 1 GB internal memory
- Power supply: AA alkaline / NiMH battery (4) or separately sold AC adapter
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||10 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Fixed|
|Display Resolution Maximum||230,000|
|Display Size||2.7 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||12 MP|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||3,200|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||100|
|External Memory Included||Yes|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/SDHC, Internal|
|Flash Type||Built-in Flash|
|Focus Description||TTL Contrast Detection (Multi, Spot, Tracking)|
|Focus Type||Autofocus & Manual|
|ISO Range||Auto, High Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600|
|Item Dimensions||3.54 x 3.58 x 4.33 inches|
|Item Weight||1 pound|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Macro Focus Range||1 cm|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F3.5 - F5.4|
|Maximum Focal Length||420 mm|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/2000 of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||3,968|
|Metering||Multi, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Minimum Focal Length||28 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||1 second|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CCD|
|Processor Description||TruePic III|
|Removable Memory||Secure Digital card|
|Sensor Cleaning Method||No|
|Shipping Weight||1.75 pounds|
|Video Capture Format||H.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1280 x 720 (24 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps)|
|Zoom Type||Optical, Digital|
From the Manufacturer
With its 15x wide-angle zoom and one-touch HD movie recording feature, the SP-600UZ is one seriously sophisticated camera. But don’t let its big capabilities fool you. The SP-600UZ is truly compact, making it the perfect travel companion for weekend getaways, and everyday snapshots.
15x Wide-Angle Zoom (F3.5-F5.4, 28-420mm Equivalent) This 15x zoom lets you get incredibly close to your subject while the 28mm wide-angle lens lets you zoom back out for panoramas and group shots.
HD Movie 720p A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.
Dual Image Stabilization The 2-in-1 anti-blur solution. Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, which keeps your shot steady by compensating for camera shake, combines with Digital Image Stabilization to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.
AF Tracking Automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects like kids and pets. Continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can easily capture a great shot of your subject in motion.
Creative Art Filters Give your photos a distinct look and artistic feel by applying one of four different Magic Filter effects, including Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye and Drawing.
Olympus SP-600UZ Features
The 12 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create large prints without losing a single detail.
15x Optical Zoom
All the capabilities you need in one compact lens. The 15x optical zoom gets you close to the action while the 28mm wide-angle lens lets you capture breathtaking panoramas.
This large 2.7-inch LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting even in direct, bright sunlight.
HD Movie 720p
A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.
Dual Image Stabilization
Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.
1 GB Internal Memory
Store more photos and videos than ever before, right in your camera with 1GB of internal memory (usable memory is 0.83GB.)
AF Tracking automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these photogenic whirlwinds with ease.
Creative Art Filters
Using Creative Art Filters you can give your photos a distinct look and artistic feel by applying one of four different in-camera effects, including Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye and Drawing.
The Intelligent Auto setting identifies the scene you're shooting -- portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport -- and adjusts the settings to optimize results.
Advanced Face Detection
Face Detection automatically focuses on your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
Captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a panoramic scene.
Shadow Adjustment Technology helps you capture scenes exactly as you see them, even in difficult lighting situations -- perfect for outside shots in bright sun when dark shadows are prevalent or shooting in backlit situations.
Beauty Mode lets you smooth a person’s skin, removing unwanted wrinkles or blemishes. Additionally, make subtle edits, such as slightly emphasizing and brightening the eyes, with a new post-capture feature: Beauty Fix.
Perfect Shot Preview
Using a live, multi-frame window on the LCD, Perfect Shot Preview lets you view the effects of various settings and then select and capture the perfect shot.
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Top Customer Reviews
>>> 1 GB of INTERNAL memory - some of it is used by the on-board manual - you can get by without buying an SD card. With internal memory and the camera set at 12 MP resolution, you can take 112 pictures or 14 minutes of video without adding an SD card. The manual is INSIDE the camera - so you can access it anytime you need help - even if you are out in the boonies with no PC. Get out your reading glasses, the print is small.
>>> Quality-build - this camera just "feels good" in your hand, not one of those flimsy little ultra-compact cameras that are so popular now. Easy enough to grip with your right hand. Heavy enough that it requires a neck strap, not a hand strap to carry it.
>>> Magic Filter Settings: Fun way to play with your pictures. You can also create art with these - settings are: pop art, pinhole, fish eye and drawing. Take a picture of your child and print it out in the "drawing" setting; your child can color it in with his/her crayons.
CONS: (my cons aren't all bad, it all depends on what YOU are looking for in a camera)
>>> No optical viewfinder. Not a big deal to me, but might be to you. Your only viewfinder with this camera is the LCD screen.Read more ›
Last fall, we purchased another digital camera, one with a 24X zoom. As it is somewhat bulky, I have tended to carry my old workhorse, a 5MP Kodak with a 10X zoom, when away from home. My husband has ended up as the primary user of the new camera. While I had been thinking of upgrading the 5MP camera, it was low on the list of "Things To Buy."
Two things influenced me in purchasing the Olympus SP-600 UZ. One was that one of the shopping channels offered it on installment payments, making it seem less of a luxury item. Not only did it have a higher megapixel count, but it also had a bigger zoom--until quite recently, hard to come by at a reasonable price, though now there are several models to choose from. The second factor was the Olympus brand. We also have an Olympus Stylus which is impact-resistant, waterproof, and will operate at low temperatures. Because of the small zoom on this camera, we generally use it only when on the water, but I do like the color saturation of the photos.
Of course I read the reviews on Amazon and elsewhere before deciding to go ahead with the Olympus SP-600UZ. Reviewers discussed the lack of a printed manual, so I had downloaded it from the Olympus website even before my camera arrived.
Per the instructions, I loaded the drivers and the accompanying IB software. I then hooked up the camera to my computer to set it up.Read more ›
Indoor performance was a roll of the dice on any setting including auto, setting it for incandescent or fluorescent lighting, whatever seemed appropriate. I would say less than 4 out of 10 pictures taken were acceptable, even after using Photoshop to fix them. Taking the exact same shots at the same time with my 11 year old Olympus, all were fine. I took both cameras to a wedding and clicked off 211 pics with the SP600 and a friend, using my old C2040Z, clicked off roughly 100. Indoor lighting for the ceremony and reception had typical banquet hall lighting conditions and styles...not great, but something surely this technological wonder should be able to handle. Guess again. Even after spending a good deal of time in Photoshop trying to fix things, I was able to keep 17 out of 211 pics from the SP600. Same shots taken with my old Olympus....out of 100 pics, only 3 were unusable. Thinking this can't be right, I returned the SP600 and exchanged it for another, new in the sealed box. Same indoor results....very poor....from inability to focus properly to graininess to white balance being very off....you name it, it failed at it.
Outdoors,up to approximately 10x zoom it works alright...but I expected much better. Beyond that, the graininess spikes and image quality takes a nose dive and it's next to useless, especially if the lighting isn't perfect. Pics that were taken closer, up to approximately 5x optical zoom were what I expected out of this camera for quality.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just as described, works fine, and I'm happy with the transaction. Thanks so much!Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased this camera elsewhere, and have had it awhile, but used it rarely; in fact, I have taken a total of 227 pics with it - seriously. Read morePublished on September 4, 2014 by CrazyDazy
I like the camera very much. It's in excellent condition..it works good...it's just like the camera i had. Thank youPublished on February 28, 2014 by Misty0
I did a lot of research before buying this and have not been disappointed. Excellent picture quality and impressive zoom for the price. It is also built well. Read morePublished on September 4, 2013 by tunnel312
This is the second one of these I have purchased. I had mine for about 3 years, and I just bought another one for my daughter. Read morePublished on July 1, 2013 by Just call me Bubba