Olympus SP-550 reviews and prices: Hybrid camera

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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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7.8 out of 10 based on 6 reviews.
Olympus SP-550: 7.1 MP (Megapixels), 18x optical zoom, XD Card storage, Yes image stabiliser digital Hybrid camera. See full product description

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This Olympus SP-550 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Camera Type Hybrid
Resolution (Pixels) 3072x2304
Optical zoom ratio 18
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 6
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SDXC Card
Media format XD Card
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 365
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 116x78.5x78
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8-4.5
In-built memory (Megabytes) 20
Release date 2008-02-28
Height in mm 7.9
Width in mm 116
Depth in mm 7.8
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens No
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 504
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 28

Also known as: SP-550, OLYMPUS SP550UZ, Olympus SP-550UZ

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Manufacturer's Description

Get up close and personal in a whole new way. With the world’s first wide 18x optical zoom, the Olympus SP-550 UZ accepts no limits, bringing photographers closer to far-away subjects. Capture candid street scenes from a discreet distance, or snap the details of a football game from way up in the stands – then even use the wide angle lens to see and shoot more within closer range: This model’s focal length spans an amazing 28-504mm (35mm camera equivalent)!

Enjoy double protection against blur with Dual Image Stabilisation. Even at high magnifications or when capturing fast-moving objects, this technology ensures results are significantly sharper. Packing 7.1 Megapixels of detail-capturing power, the SP-550 UZ opens up a new realm of creative possibility – because if it’s in your life, it’s in your Olympus SP-550 UZ.

*7.1 Megapixels
*Wide 18x Optical zoom, Focal length (equiv. 35mm) 28 – 504mm
*6.4cm / 2.5’’ LCD
*Dual Image Stabilization (Combination
of Mechanical Image Stabiliser and high
ISO settings)
*High burst rate (up to 15fps at
1.2 Megapixel mode)
*Super Macro mode from as close as
1cm (wide)
*P/A/S/M exposure modes


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