The Olympus SP-570 Ultra Zoom once again leads the ultra zoom pack by being the first to announce a 10MP resolution, 20x wide-angle optical zoom (26-520mm, 35mm equiv.) with sensor-shift Image Stabilization.
We are continually amazed at the tremendous reach of ultra zoom digital cameras these days and the SP-570 UZ shines in providing 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-570
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.
RAW file format is a nice nod toward the advanced photographer who wants to obtain the best image quality.
Hotshoe for external flash. Essential for low light photography, especially when using the optional FL-50R wireless flash with bounce head.
As you'd expect from any digital camera targeted
to the serious photographer, the Olympus SP-570
UZ has full exposure flexibility with Program,
Aperture-Priority, Shutter-Priority and full Manual
modes, plus 25 Scene Modes to automate the most
common picture-taking situations. New is a a Multi-Fireworks mode that 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 SLR-type body is slightly redesigned with a more generous handgrip for better handling and the camera looks quite professional in black.
The optional TCON-17 (1.7x)
Telephoto Conversion Lens (1.7x) extends the reach of the tele to a whopping 35mm equiv. of 884mm (requires the Lens Adapter
The Olympus SP-570 UZ should appeal to
serious amateur photographers who desire an ultra
zoom with a high degree of control, a wide-angle
optical zoom, sensor-shift image stabilization, a convenient Zoom Ring, and lots of
other useful practical features.
AVI Movie with Sound;
640 x 480 (30/15fps)
320 x 240 (30/15fps)
TruePic™ III Image Processor
Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer
Still Image: Single, Index Display (4/9/16/25), Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation, Calendar, Histogram
Movie: Normal, Fast-Forward, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame, Index
Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Lighting Fix, Resize, Rotation, Black & White, Sepia, Frame, Label, Calendar, Layout, Expression Edit, Face Focus, RAW Edit
Movie: Frame Index, Movie Edit, Still Image Cropping
Built-in, External Flash, Wireless Flash
Auto (for low light and backlit conditions)
Fill-in + Red-Eye Reduction
Slow1 + Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Synchro 2
Wide: 0.98ft (0.3m) – 21ft (6.4m) at ISO 400
Tele: 3.9ft (1.2m) – 13.1ft. (4m) at ISO 400
45MB Internal Memory
xD-Picture Card™ (1GB, 2GB)
Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output), DC Input
USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage)
Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA with USB port, Mac OS X v10.3 or later with USB port
Software: Windows® 2000PRO/XP/VISTA, Mac OS X v10.3 or later
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