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Olympus SP 590 UZ | Digital Camera Review | Storage and Energy
xD Picture Card as standard memory is hard to justify in our opinion. Naturally, you can stick with your own standard as a manufacturer, but this is only sensible if the market share of the memory card type justifies this choice. And as far as xD is concerned, this is simply not the case, since Olympus is in fact the only manufacturer to support xD Picture widely. Photographers changing from a competitive brand to Olympus are being confronted with the need of having to purchase new memory cards, including a new card reader or a card slot in their notebook becoming useless. Secure Digital and SDHC cards are the standard nowadays. It seems only a matter of time before Olympus will change from xD to SDHC.
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Olympus SP-590UZ microSDHC and xD memory
The Olympus SP-590 UZ features an internal memory. It never became entirely clear, but it has an estimated size of approximately 20MB. This is enough to take 3 pictures, however; it may be nicer to store 120 pictures in VGA quality to be able to share your favorite moments with family, friends and colleagues. The card slot of the SP590 UZ supports xD as said, with a maximum storage capacity of 2GB. In addition, microSDHC is officially supported via a special adapter, which comes standard with the camera. This lets you enhance the storage capacity to 16GB. The highest quality JPEG picture is nearly 6MB in size. This means a 2GB storage capacity is advised as minimum size to be able to take and store approximately 350 pictures.

Considering 1BG of storage capacity:
12 Megapixels - 3968x2976 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 174 pictures
12 Megapixels - 3968x2976 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 343 pictures
9 Megapixels - 16:9 - 3968x2232 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 231 pictures
9 Megapixels - 16:9 - 3968x2232 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 453 pictures
5 Megapixels - 2560x1920 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 410 pictures
5 Megapixels - 2560x1920 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 789 pictures
3 Megapixels - 2048x1536 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 627 pictures
3 Megapixels - 2048x1536 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 1184 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 984 pictures
2 Megapixels - 1600x1200 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 1827 pictures
2 Megapixels - 16:9 - 1920x1080 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 231 pictures
2 Megapixels - 16:9 - 1920x1080 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 453 pictures
1 Megapixels - 1280x960 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 1453 pictures
1 Megapixels - 1280x960 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 2558 pictures
VGA Megapixels - 640x480 pixels - JPEG - Fine - 5814 pictures
VGA Megapixels - 640x480 pixels - JPEG - Normal - 10660 pictures
Video Resolution VGA - 640x480 pixels - 30fps - 9 min 25 sec
Video Resolution VGA - 640x480 pixels - 15fps - 18 min 44 sec
Video Resolution QVGA - 320x240 pixels - 30fps - 25 min 26 sec
Video Resolution QVGA - 320x240 pixels - 15fps - 50 min 7 sec
Olympus SP-590 UZ features a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port
The Olympus SP-590UZ megazoom camera features a fast USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port at which high resolution files and in this case, also captured videos (maximum of 2GB in size) can be transferred to a notebook or desktop computer. Although the Olympus SP590 UZ is able to transfer these files with high speed through the interface, personally I prefer a fast (FireWire) card reader. I find it the ideal accessory that lets you keep on working with the camera and spares you the fiddling with a separate cable that has to be connected from the camera to an external device.

Olympus SP-590 UZ uses four AA format batteries
The Olympus SP-590 UZ gets its energy from a foursome AA-format batteries. One advantage of this type of batteries, is the fact they are worldwide available at a relatively small price. This always comes in handy, especially at times when the battery gives in, or if you happen to lose it during a backpacking holiday. According to CIPA measurements, this set of batteries will provide enough energy to take around 340 pictures. We were able to take approximately 280 pictures in practice, due to the circumstances not being the same, ideal ones as CIPA standard ones. Taking along an extra set of batteries is always recommendable, even if you don't need it for the amount of pictures you can take.

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