4 reviews

Olympus SP-565 UZ

$399.00 Released August, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Runs on 4 AA batteries (easy to find and buy/recharge). 20x optical zoom. Features RAW support.

The Cons:Poor 2.5" screen with a low 230k pixels. Low VGA video resolution. XD picture cards hold at most 2GB.

The SP-565 UZ is a 10 megapixel zoom camera in a compact body from Olympus, featuring the convenience of a point-and-shoot as well as image quality traditionally reserved for higher-end cameras. This camera comes equipped with the same lens found in the SP-570 UZ, but the complete package is relatively smaller, lighter and less expensive.

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Product Shot 2 The SP-565 UZ features a 20x wide optical zoom lens for detailed extreme close-ups, along with dual image stabilization for crisp photos when the camera shakes while zooming. The camera also features face detection of up to 16 people, allowing for focused images regardless of the subject’s position in the shot. Accepting both xD-Picture Card and microSD Card memory, this camera makes it easy for the average user to capture and share high-quality digital photos.


  • 10 megapixel image sensor, 3648 x 2736 resolution
  • 20x optical zoom with dual image-stabilization
  • 2.5” LCD screen, 230k pixels
  • 48 MB internal storage, xD-Picture Card and microSD Card compatible
  • Built-in flash with red-eye reduction
  • image formats: DCF, RAW, EXIF 2.21, PIM III, DPS PictBridge, DPOF
  • movie clip formats: AVI Motion JPEG, 640 x 480 resolution / audio: WAV
  • dimensions & weight: 116 x 83.3 x 80.8 mm, 373 g

User Reviews (4)

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  • 3

    runs on 4 AA batteries (easy to find and buy/recharge)

  • 2

    20x optical zoom

  • 2

    features RAW support

  • 2

    a good amount of manual adjustment options for the skilled photographer

  • 2

    easy to use for non-professionals (a good learning camera)

  • 2

    not unreasonably priced for such an interesting hybrid

  • 2

    Adapter for MicroSD included

  • 1

    poor 2.5" screen with a low 230k pixels

  • 1

    low VGA video resolution

  • 1

    XD picture cards hold at most 2GB

  • 1

    almost identical to its predecessor

  • 1

    poor viewfinder screen

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