Olympus SP 550 Ultra Zoom

Olympus SP-550UZ video tour

We’re pleased to present a short video tour of the Olympus SP-550UZ, which includes a demonstration of its massive optical zoom lens range and built-in sensor-shifting image stabilisation. There’s no need to download any new software – just press the play button in the middle of the screen below and wait for the video to start; you may need to press the button twice. The quality and any delay before playing may vary depending on your internet connection.



Good points
Massive 18x optical range with wide angle.
Effective built-in image stabilisation.
Great build quality and ergonomics.
Closest focusing distance of just 1cm.

Bad points
Some coloured fringing when zoomed-in.
General softness throughout range.
Quite leisurely startup and shutdown speed.
Screen doesn’t flip-out.

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