Summary Olympus SP-550 UZ

Prices Price
Camera only
$224
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 5
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 20
Specifications Key specs
Zoom
Help 18x
Screen size
Help 2.5"
Aperture
Help f/2.8
Screen resolution
Help 230k dots
Wide angle
Help 28 mm
Movie format
Help 480p @ 30fps
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Pros

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The Olympus SP-550 UZ vs other recent digicams

Macro focus Good macro Help
1.0 cm
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Digital
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
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Size Quite small Help
Prosumer size (116×79×78 mm)
Weight Light Help
460 g
Thickness Thin Help
3.1"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$223.99

Cons

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Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
28 mm
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
7.1 MP
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Announced Old Help
January 2007
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Thickness Thick Help
3.1"
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The Olympus SP-550 UZ vs other recent super zooms

Zoom Below average zoom Help
18x
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
230k dots
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Movie format Low resolution movies Help
480p @ 30fps
Screen size Very small screen Help
2.5"
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
  1. Sensor shift
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
15 seconds

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Omerfarooq (3:42 PM, October 03, 2011)
best camera for beginner in photography. have all the functions that are found in professional dslr. offcourse donot have quality as dslr but donot misses a single function. good learning kit. has PASM, RAW, burst mode, bracketing so many pro features that are not found on other consumer class and also having modes like portrait, landscape, night etc... have panorama mode, highly recommended over all sp uz series or nikon or canon super zooms. but no as near quality as dslr. so does none of other compact camera have.