Sep 15, 2005

Olympus SP-500 UZ Preview

The Olympus SP-500 features a powerful 10x optical zoom, providing users with the focal range to capture stunning close-up shots. Designed with a large, easy-to-view 2.5-inch premium size LCD, both manual and automatic settings and optional add-on accessory lenses, the SP-500 UZ is a highly versatile camera, powerful enough to satisfy the creative needs of the advanced user, and expansive enough to grow as users develop their talent. The addition of manual Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes gives users versatility and control for optimal performance in any situation. Users can express their creative vision – adjusting the f-stop for detailed portraits with softened backgrounds, or slowing the exposure speed to create the blurred effect of motion.
Olympus SP-500 Ultra Zoom 6MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom

Olympus SP-500 Ultra Zoom 6MP Digital Camera

The Imaging Resource have printed a Olympus SP-500 UZ Preview. In it they say-
"This has been a year of a return to quality design and execution for Olympus, and it shows again in the SP-500UZ. The Ultra Zoom line of cameras was remarkable when it debuted, offering surprisingly long zooms that were unsurpassed by any other digital camera. Over the years, the UZ line got smaller and smaller, and lost its large grip, which was a major feature of digicams of the day. Up to last year's introduction of the C-765, they'd lost the ease of AA rechargeables as well; but the new SP-500UZ brings all of that back. It has more of the raw camera feel we're used to getting from the company's higher-end line, like the C-7070, yet it's still small and light."