Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ

Last updated (24 March’09):
- Review & Sample Photos @ DCR

Olympus SP-565 UZ is 10.0 megapixel ultrazoom camera features 20x Optical Zoom (26 – 520 mm equivalent in 35mm photography) + 5x Digital Zoom, ISO 64-3200, Sensor-Shift Image stabilization, Manual, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Priority, and a 2.5” (6.4cm) LCD screen. The camera measures 4.6″W x 3.3″H x 3.2″ D (116mm x 83.3mm x 80.8mm) and weighs 13.2oz (373g) without batteries and media card.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ Reviews

DCR reviews the Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ and writes;
“Pros: Full feature set addressing the needs of experienced photographers as well as the snapshooters, Helpful on-board user guide, Decent performance on several levels, Natural-looking colors, Good detail capture at low ISO settings, Base ISO of 64. Cons: Lens distortion at extreme focal lengths, ….”
Rating: N/A

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ and writes;
“Bottom Line – the Olympus SP-565 UZ is a very powerful “prosumer” model. With excellent image quality, an extremely versatile zoom range, and loads of exposure options for All users…”
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PhotographyBlog reviews the Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ and writes;
“SP-565 UZ handles well and is intuitive to use… The images it delivers are perfectly acceptable too, exposures even for the most part, while balance accurate and the kind of detail you’d expect from a 10 megapixel contender. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

GoodGearGuide reviews the Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ and writes;
“The SP-565UZ packs a lot of useful features for manual photography, but its image quality doesn’t cut the mustard. Consider this camera if image quality isn’t your primary concern and you are just interested in its zoom and super-macro capabilities.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

TechTree reviews the Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ and writes;
“The ISO performance was just about average with noise evident even at ISO 400; beyond that things just go downhill. Even at lower ISO levels, the noise reduction mechanisms compromise on the sharpness of the images.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Cameras.uk reviews the Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ and writes;
“I found very few negative points and it is able to handle most situations. It has plenty of features to get to grips with and is well worth considering if you are looking for a camera with extra zoom power.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

InfoSync reviews the Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ and writes;
Pros: Surprisingly good image quality. Tons of features and great interface. Huge 20x optical Zoom. Cons: 4-way directional pad could be replaced with a wheel or dial. Slight image artifacts, typical of a small imager. Small LCD screen. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ Samples

- Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ Sample Photos @ DCR
- Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
- Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
- Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ Sample Photos @ TechTree
- Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ Sample Photos @ Cameras.uk
- Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ Sample Photos @ InfoSync

Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ User Manual (PDF)

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Olympus Stylus SP-565 UZ Press Release

Raise your photographic potential with the world leader in the ultrazoom category. Featuring a 20x wide zoom lens (26-520mm*), the affordable Olympus SP-565 UZ lets you shoot like a pro without having to carry around tons of equipment. Zoom in ultra-close to any subject, or back out for an ultra-wide shot – all with a single lens. The integration of Dual Image Stabilisation also ensures protection against camera shake. Photos are stored to internal memory, xD-Picture Card or – thanks to a bundled attachment – microSD Card. The Olympus SP-565 UZ with a 20x wide optical zoom will be available in late September 2008 for an RRP of £349.99

So far, yet so close
See the world like you thought you never could. An incredible 20x wide zoom (26-520mm*) brings you right into the heart of the action. Capture the excitement of a football match from the sidelines, yet feel the immediacy in your results as if you had been right there on the field. Using the 5x digital zoom and optional TCON-17 Teleconverter (with CLA-10 Conversion Lens Adapter) even more is possible. How much more? Up to a massive focal length equivalent of 4420mm! And with the integration of Dual Image Stabilisation – combining both a mechanical and digital image stabiliser – results come out reliably sharp. The 10 Megapixel SP-565 UZ also presents users with flexibility for wide-angle shooting. This is not only perfect for capturing sweeping landscapes and group photos, but also for getting a wider perspective when photographing interiors or other architecture.

Capture more
Sequential shooting at up to 13.5fps** lets every facet of a scene be faithfully recorded as it happens. And with the ingenious Pre-Capture mode, recording of pictures can start even before the shutter is fully pressed. In addition, Pre-Capture Movie mode is also on board – providing the same advantage over the clock, but in movie format. For ultra-close-ups from as little as just 1cm, the Super Macro Mode also gives photographers the chance to explore a subject’s every detail.

Creative control and exceptional results
On top of 23 scene modes covering the most common shooting situations, the SP-565 UZ also offers manual control. P/A/S/M options give users free rein to pursue their creative inspiration. And no matter which mode is chosen, the TruePic III image processer ensures best results. Advanced Face Detection Technology guarantees that human subjects come out optimally focused and exposed. Up to 16 faces can be detected in a single scene. Shadow Adjustment Technology, meanwhile, recognises dark areas in compositions and adjusts accordingly to return the most realistic image possible.Low light photography capabilities are enhanced through high ISO settings and BrightCapture Technology. The latter also returns bright views on the 6.4cm/2.5” HyperCrystal LCD. On top of a built-in flash, extra illumination – and extraordinary flexibility – can be obtained thanks to compatibility with the Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R wireless flash units.

Perfect for all users
In addition to the internal memory, compatibility with both xD-Picture Cards and microSD Card (due to bundled attachment) gives users a range of storage options. Wearers of spectacles will appreciate the viewfinder’s dioptric correction facility. And with 39 available languages, photographers are almost always able to operate this camera in their native tongue.

Packed with features that support a creative photographic experience, the Olympus SP-565 UZ delivers ultrazoom performance in a compact and affordable package. It will become available late September 2008.

See also: Digital Camera | Olympus

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