Powerful at 15x wide-angle optical zoom that can bring far away action up close or capture wide-angle panoramas. The Olympus SP-600UZ features 12MP resolution (1/2.3-in. CCD); a 15x wide-angle optical zoom (28-420mm equiv.) that is ideal for capturing wide vistas, large group shots, and incredible tele shots; built-in Sensor-shift image stabilization to help reduce camera shake and avoid blurred photos at the long tele focal lengths; and a 6.9-cm (2.7-in.) LCD display screen (230k-dot) in a sleek, titanium-colored body.
Intelligent Auto (iAUTO) can identify five common scenes (Portrait, Night + Portrait, Landscape, Macro and Sports) and automatically selects the appropriate settings. For more challenging shooting situations, match the scene yourself to the appropriate Scene Mode. For example, Night scene mode extends the shutter speed range to 4 sec. for creative night photography.
You can shoot High-Definition (HD) movie 1080×720 pixels (720p) at 30fps with monaural sound using a dedicated one-touch button. Show your pictures on a HDTV (optional HDMI™ cable required) and use your HDTV’s remote to control playback functions and navigate the camera’s menus.
For those who desire a bit more control, switch to Program AE (P) mode and dial in an exposure compensation to compensate for scenes that are too bright or too dark.
Magic Filter allows you to record your pictures as Pop Art (vivid colors), Pinhole (simulates the use of a pinhole camera), Fisheye (emulate the use of a fisheye lens), or Drawing (turn your image into a sketch outline for children to color).
In-Camera Panorama captures three images by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a scene; the camera automatically takes the next 2 pictures and then stitches them together to create one panoramic picture. Or, manually take up to 10 shots and then stitch them together in the Olympus [ib] software to create one panoramic picture.
Beauty Mode softens shadows and smoothes wrinkles and blemishes on your subject’s face: “Clear Skin” smoothes a person’s complexion, “Dramatic Eye” emphasizes the eyes, and “Sparkle Eye” brightens and enhances the contrast of the iris and pupils. Shadow Adjustment Technology brings out more details in shadows, especially in difficult lighting situations, such as backlit shots.
The OLYMPUS [ib] software includes photography workflow, browsing, editing and a photo organizing function that allows you to organize photos by person with automatic face recognition technology, by location with a Geotagging function or by event.
The SP-600UZ camera comes equipped with the instruction manual saved on the camera’s internal memory, which makes it easy to reference instructions while shooting on the go. A printed Instruction Manual is also available.
The Olympus SP-600UZ is a point-and-shoot ultra zoom digital camera that is ideal for those who wants an easy-to-use camera with one of the longest zoom available with image stabilization. The SP-600UZ is priced at about US $250 (CAD $250).
Here is how the two SP models compare. They are basically the same except for MP resolution, optical zoom power, display screen size, and type of battery used.
|Max. Aperture||f/2.8(W) – f/5.6(T)||f/3.5(W) – f/5.4(T)|
|Shutter Speed||1/2000 – 1/2 sec., 4 sec.||1/2000 – 1/2 sec., 4 sec.|
|Macro||1 cm / 0.4 in.||1 cm / 0.4 in.|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||109.9 x 72.2 x 75.1 mm /
4.3 x 2.8 x 3.0 in.
|107.3 x 73.4 x 84.7 mm /
4.2 x 2.9 x 3.3 in.
|Weight (body only)||433g / 15.3 oz.||416g / 14.7 oz.|
|Price (US $)||249.99||349.99|
|US | CA | UK|
|Image Sensor||12 Megapixel, 1/2.3-in. CCD|
|Optical Zoom||15x (28-420mm equiv.)|
|Max. Aperture||f/3.5 (W) – f/5.4 (T)|
|Media||SD / SDHC (up to 32GB); 1GB Internal Memory|
|Shooting Modes||iAuto, P, Scene Modes|
|Shutter Speed||1/2000 – 1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene scene mode)|
|Continuous Shooting||0.9 fps / 8 frames (Full Image Size)
7.0 fps / 24 frames (in 5MP mode); 11.8 fps / 24 frames (in 3MP mode); 15.5 fps / 32 frames (in 2MP mode)
|Exposure Metering||Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering, Face Detection AE|
|ISO sensitivity||AUTO, High AUTO, ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*, 6400*
* In reduced pixel mode
|Autofocus||CCD Contrast Detection
iESP, Face Detection AF, Spot, Selective Target, AF Tracking
|Macro||1 cm / 0.4 in.|
|White Balance||Auto, Presets (Overcast, Sunlight, Tungsten, Flourescent 1 / 2 / 3)|
|Display Monitor||2.7 in. LCD, 230k-dot|
|Movie||HD 720p 1280 x 720 @ 30fps, Monaural|
|Battery||2 AA Alkaline (340 shots) included|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||109.9 x 72.2 x 75.1 mm / 4.3 x 2.8 x 3.0 in.|
|Weight (body only)||433g / 15.3 oz.|
|MSRP||US $249.99 / CAD $249.99 / UK £259.99|
*Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Please consult manufacturer’s site for latest specifications.
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