|Body of an ultra-zoom. Soul of an SLR. With superior optics, power and portability, the SP-570 UZ provides a wealth of creative control without the expense of an SLR. Whether you're looking for 20x optical zoom or 13.5fps sequential shooting, this all-in-one, versatile, compact camera is great for outdoor, travel and sports photography.
20x WIDE-ANGLE LENS (f2.8-f4.5, 26-520mm equivalent). This amazingly powerful, ultra-compact 20x Optical Zoom gets you super close to the action while the wide-angle lens captures more of what you see.
DUAL IMAGE STABILIZATION. Forget about blur, thanks to this 2-in-1 anti-blur solution. Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, which keeps your shot steady by compensating for camera shake, combines with Digital Image Stabilization to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.
FULL MANUAL CONTROL. The SP-570 UZ allows full Manual exposure settings for advanced creative control, yet it's easy enough for any family member to point-and-shoot beautiful images.
HOT SHOE FOR AN EXTERNAL FLASH. Quickly and easily attach a flash so you can take sharp, clear images under challenging lighting conditions. An optional wireless flash is also available.
FACE DETECTION. This technology tracks your subjects' faces and automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.
Customer Reviews of Olympus SP-570 UZ 10 Megapixel Digital Camera with 20x Wide-Angle Lens, Dual Image Stabilization, Face Detection & Full Manual Control
Overall, I like the camera. I have not used much yet, but I have been getting familiar with it. I wanted an advance Point & Shot that would be close to an SLR. I like the feel of the camera, and most of all the picture quality. I like manual controls over menu controls. Olympus did a good job balancing the two. I was able to figure out most of the controls and modes without the manual. The weakness of all these cameras is battery life. This one does pretty well, I recommend have extra batteries handy. The ring on the lens has two function depending on the mode. In auto focus mode, the ring controls the zoom. In manual mode, the ring controls the focus, and the zoom is controlled by two buttons on the back of the camera. I would like both controls on the lens, but it's not an SLR.
The Olympus SP-570 UZ is a pleasant camera to use, with some nice handling features such as a decent EVF, good zoom ring and plenty of control. Its Raw capabilities are interesting.
Image quality is typically Olympus - excellent, with great color reproduction. This is a very complete camera. It has all the controls of a dslr, plus many more.
Great Service from Buy.com7/3/2008
Best and fastest service ever received ordering online, the camera is the greatest too, easy to use and provides great shots. OLYMPUS SP-570 UZ is the best camera I ever bought.
Buy.com really dropped the ball advertising this camera. The Zoom is incredible (20X), the Mega Pixels (10.0) are much more than adequate but, thats just the begining. The panoramic stitching is easy to use and the results are great. If you are a professional photographer, stick to SLRs but, if you just like taking pictures of sporting events, monuments, cityscapes, etc etc., this is the camera to get.