75.0% of Users Would Recommend this Digital Camera
25.0% of Users Would Not Recommend this Digital Camera
TOTAL USER RATINGS: 4
PROS: - excellent macro - good color - wide zoom starts at 26 mm - raw - hotshoe - electronic zoom ring - good stabilizer - in camera raw development
CONS: - face recognition hinders instead of helps (can be disabled) - electronic zoom ring should be moved gently with small movements. Not fast - wobly zoomlens. I would not trust to attach a filter to it. - xD H card or M+ card needed and they are not yet easily available
PROS: Good image quality (much improved over sp-550) Image stabalization is very effective. Great quality movie clips. Color banlance very nice for a ps camera. If you expect results like that from the Olympus E-3 or Nikon D-300 you will be disappointed, but for what it is, the results are extremely good. Great red eye reduction tool as well.
CONS: no option for filters. small diameter lens picks up more atmosphereric distortion at full zoom for far away objects when compared to a long DSLR lens
PROS: long zoom is handy and the camera is fairly small and portable. LED at back is large and easy to use
CONS: IQ is quite terrible IMHO. Lower light situations produce noise quickly as the ISO rises. Image stabalization is really not effective and images are almost all somewhat soft or blurred. Color balance out of the box is far from accurate. Blown highlights, blue fringing at high contrast margins in shots, and hunting for focus in low light situations add to the grab bag of issues optically. The electronic zoom ring is a lagging pain in the backside to operate. It is totally useless in action situations. Basically a joke. If you are looking at a long zoom camera this seems a poor choice. The Fuji S100fs which I just tested out is a far superior camera though it suffers from serious purple fringing and optical fall off in the corners at wide angle but is generally good toexcellent in most other areas. I am taking this Oly back as I did the Fuji. If you are interested in a camera that will faithfully give you a great shot in all situations without huge issues ..this OLY aint gunnah hunt..nor iot seems these long zoom cams with their ambitious do it all lenses..
PROS: Zoom, display quality, wide angle, clear and precise images at any resolution, movie features, high speed ability at 3M, image stabilization, face recognition, hot shoe, true pix III processor, raw mode and camera body size. I had the Lumix FZ18K for three months, and although a good camera it was weak in areas where Olympus has filled many of those holes. My main camera is a Canon 5D, so I don't worship in the cult following of any specific manufacture, I just buy the most full featured for the dollar. Prior to my Canon I owned the Nikon D80.
CONS: Plastic feel, no threading on lens to allow for filter, XD card only. Come on Olympus, either expand the card size or add CF.
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