|Olympus SP-590 UZ digital camera review : At the beginning of this year, during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Olympus introduced its new range of digital compact cameras. A well-known series comprising of various models, among which the Megazoom cameras, was replaced by a new generation. The Olympus SP series is already famous for its compact size and large zoom range. Yet, Olympus still knows how to improve the camera and remain a trendsetter with the new SP-590 UZ camera.
12 Megapixel Olympus SP-590 UZ megazoom camera
The Olympus SP-590 UZ is a 12 Megapixel mega zoom camera featuring a stunning 26x optical zoom. At the time of writing, this can be considered an absolute top achievement, which with the Olympus SP590 UZ is able to house a range of 26-676mm (equivalent to a 35mm camera) in a compact-sized housing. Very impressive indeed. It makes the Olympus SP-590 UZ a genuine rival to the popular digital SLR camera when it comes to its specifications on paper. What’s certain, however, is that the camera is able to take pictures ranging from close-ups to distant subjects, from group photos in a small room to action photography; in short; an all-round mega zoom camera.
Olympus SP-590UZ manual setting possibilities
In addition to the full auto programs, including various handy auto settings such as face detection and Shadow Adjustment technology, the Olympus SP-590UZ also offers full manual control for maximum flexibility. Moreover, the P/A/S/M exposure modes provide a wide array / a generous amount of creative options. The Perfect Shot Preview enables viewing the effects of certain settings on the 2.7 inch size monitor prior to taking the picture.
Olympus SP-590UZ review including a DIWA Labs test
In short; there are more than enough creative options to be able to speak of a new camera that is facing fierce competition in the mega zoom digital camera segment and, additionally, also when it comes to the DSLR cameras, which are still on the rise in popularity. We worked with the Olympus SP-590 UZ for a while and had the camera thoroughly technically tested in our DIWA Lab. Both results are combined in the following Olympus SP-590 UZ review.
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"The large zoom range is the most outstanding feature on the new Olympus SP-590. It's a lens with no less than 26x zoom, this is unsurpassed and a new record for optical zoom range. The Olympus SP-590 Ultra Zoom test photos were taken in Amsterdam, the Netherlands."
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