Summary Olympus SP-500 UZ

Prices Price
Camera only
$285
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 0
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 4
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 10x
Screen size
Help 2.5"
Aperture
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 115k dots
Wide angle
Help 38 mm
Movie format
Help 320 x 240 @ 30fps
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Olympus SP-500 UZOlympus SP-500 UZ

Pros

The Olympus SP-500 UZ vs other recent digicams

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$284.63

The Olympus SP-500 UZ vs other recent super zooms

Size Really small Help
Standard size (106×75×71 mm)
Weight Very light Help
385 g
Thickness Thin Help
2.8"

Cons

The Olympus SP-500 UZ vs other recent digicams

Movie format Low resolution movies Help
320 x 240 @ 30fps
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
2.5 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Announced Old Help
August 2005
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1000 of a second
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Thickness Thick Help
2.8"
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users

The Olympus SP-500 UZ vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Below average zoom Help
10x
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
115k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
5.9 MP
Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
15 seconds
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
38 mm
Screen size Small screen Help
2.5"
Light sensitivity Very poor maximum light sensitivity Help
400 ISO
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable

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