The Olympus SP-565 Ultra Zoom takes the SP-570 UZ and shrinks it even more by shaving off about 2.5mm off the width and almost 7mm off the depth. The SP-565 UZ stays at 10MP resolution and provides a 20x wide-angle optical zoom (26-520mm, 35mm equiv.) with sensor-shift Image Stabilization.
The tremendous reach of the SP-565 UZ means that it provides both a wide-angle (which is obligatory for capturing wide landscapes and large groups) as well as an exceptional tele reach (great for zooming in on the action in sports photography).
Major features of the Olympus SP-565 UZ:
A wide-angle focal length (26mm, 35mm equiv.), perfect for capturing large group shots and expansive landscape vistas.
Capture wide landscapes (26mm), bring far subjects close with telephoto shots (520mm) and discover macro photography (1 cm) -- all in one versatile camera.
Shadow Adjustment Technology compensates for extreme contrast between dark shadowed areas and bright sunlight areas by maintaining detail in highlights while improving detail in the shadows
Enhanced Face Detection tracks up to 16 faces within the frame and optimizes exposure even when subjects are moving
PASM modes for full exposure flexibility and manual control
Pre-Capture Technology captures 10 frames in the camera’s buffer memory before shutter release
RAW file format is a nice nod toward the advanced photographer who wants to obtain the best image quality.
Accepts microSD memory card with an included adpater
Differences from the SP-570 include the absence of: Manual fly-by-wire Zoom Ring, Hot Shoe for external flash, and availability of optional lenses.
As you'd expect from any digital camera targeted to the serious photographer, the Olympus SP-565 UZ has full exposure flexibility with Program, Aperture-Priority, Shutter-Priority and full Manual modes, plus lots of Scene Modes to automate the most common picture-taking situations. A Multi-Fireworks mode allows you to capture multi-exposure fireworks.
High-speed continuous shooting is 13.5fps at 3MP resolution using pre-capture technology to ensure the action at the right moment.
Other useful features are: Shadow Adjustment Technology, Perfect Fix In-Camera Editing and Perfect Shot Preview.
The Olympus SP-565 UZ should appeal to serious amateur photographers who desire a compact ultra zoom with a high degree of control, a wide-angle optical zoom, sensor-shift image stabilization, and lots of other useful practical features.
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