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Olympus SP-610UZ


$229.99 Released January, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Mini-HDMI output - allows for playback of images and video directly onto a compatible HDTV or display. Sensor-shift image stabilization. 22x optical zoom (28-616mm 35mm equivalent).

The Cons:Powered by AA batteries - heavier, less capacious and more annoying than a dedicated rechargeable lithium ion battery pack. Cheap plastic construction. Slow f/3.3-5.7 lens - poorer in low light situations.

The Olympus SP-610UZ is a 22x wide-angle, ultra-zoom compact digital camera released in early 2011 primarily for casual photographers. Featured is a 22x (35mm equivalent of 28mm-616mm) optical zoom lens designed to allow users to enjoy the performance typically associated with a 500mm-equivalent DSLR camera.

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Also included are new Magic Filters for creating artistic effects, support for 720p HD video, and 3D compatibility for stills—a process in which two images from different angles are combined into one shot to create a 3D image. Additional features include AF tracking for tracking a moving subject automatically, WiFi compatibility for wireless uploading images to the Internet or a PC, and a larger 3” LCD display (versus 2.7” on the SP-600UZ).

Features

  • 14MP CCD Sensor
  • 22X Wide-Angle Optical Zoom
  • 3” LCD
  • HD 720P VIDEOS
  • Dual Image Stabilization
  • 3D Still Images
  • Wi-Fi Compatibility
  • In-Camera Panorama
  • Magic Filter Stills/Movies
  • AF Tracking
  • Face Detection
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Expansion
  • USB 2.0 Mass Storage
  • AAx4 Batteries

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Pros
  • 2

    mini-HDMI output - allows for playback of images and video directly onto a compatible HDTV or display

  • 1

    sensor-shift image stabilization

  • 1

    22x optical zoom (28-616mm 35mm equivalent)

  • 1

    AA batteries are easy to find on-the-go, recharge, have replacements ready

  • 1

    downright crazy cheap for a 22x mega-zoom

  • 1

    comfortable in the hand due to ergonomic battery grip

Cons
  • 1

    powered by AA batteries - heavier, less capacious and more annoying than a dedicated rechargeable lithium ion battery pack

  • 1

    cheap plastic construction

  • 1

    slow f/3.3-5.7 lens - poorer in low light situations

  • 1

    manual lens cap - have to remember to remove when in use and re-cap when you're finished to avoid accidental damage

  • 1

    low resolution 230k dot display

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