Olympus SP-550 SuperZoom

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by pro, Mar 8, 2007.

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    pro Guest

    Does anybody know when is DPreview publishing a complete review of this
    marvelous camera?
    I predict a luminous "Highly Recommended"!

    Thanks in advance,
    pro, Mar 8, 2007
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    hl Guest

    Not so sure about your prediction... A Swedish review gives it high
    points for everything - except image quality.
    hl, Mar 8, 2007
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  3. The reviewer for p&s/prosumer cameras (Simon) has said he has the camera now,
    and there should be a review in a week or so.
    Michael Meissner, Mar 17, 2007
    Jack Splat =\(8\), Mar 18, 2007
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    stuuder Guest

    Megapixel.net has an upcoming review
    stuuder, Mar 18, 2007
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    hl Guest

    hl, Mar 20, 2007
  7. Caesar Romano, Mar 20, 2007
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    hl Guest

    Olympus is also working itself out of xD, though not in the SP-550.
    The newly announced SLRs E-410 and E-510 accept xD AND Compact Flash
    hl, Mar 20, 2007
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    Alan Hoyle Guest

    Not quite, somewhat the opposite in fact. The E-1 and E-300 were both
    CF only, but subsequent models (E-500, E-330, and the two you mention)
    all have both CF and xD slots. In contrast, the Panasonic DMC-L1 and
    rebranded Leica Digilux 3 (which share some parts and internal design
    with the 330/300) have SD slots.

    Alan Hoyle, Mar 20, 2007
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    Signal Guest

    Oh come on, it's a £300 consumer camera. What do you expect, miracles?
    It sounds like a blast.
    Signal, Mar 20, 2007
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    Signal Guest

    This is the thing that has pleased me the most with my (recent
    purchase) Fuji S5600.. the lens seems pretty damn good. Not pefect,
    but for the price it's quite sweet. Some complain about the lack of
    saturation, so hey... neutral is bad?
    That zoom does seem to the main selling point. But of a novelty, but
    could be fun.
    Signal, Mar 21, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    If "some" want more saturation than the S5600 provides with its
    neutral default setting (Standard), it can be quickly changed to
    Chrome, which was put there expressly for those than like the
    saturation punched up a bit. It's one of the Color menu items in
    the quick menu activated by the "F" button along with B&W.
    ASAAR, Mar 22, 2007
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    haywood Guest

    Already a firmware update (V1.1) on Steves Digicams website and also a
    full review at Megapixel.net
    haywood, Mar 26, 2007
  14. digitalguru432, Mar 28, 2007
  15. Yes, you're right about the rating. I hope Oly's next attempt is better,
    as having the wider 28mm end of the zoom would certainly increase the
    usefulness of the camera.

    David J Taylor, Mar 28, 2007
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