Next up in our tour of the latest digital camera offerings is another from Olympus, the SP-510 UZ.
It boasts a 10x optical zoom meaning you can focus right in on distant action, together with a respectable 7.1 megapixel CCD. There’s also a Fine Zoom function which can increase the optical zoom to 15x.
As with other recent Olympus offerings, the camera feature BrightCapture technology for shooting without flash in lower light conditions, boosting ISO to 4000 when in 3.0 megapixel mode.
There’s a 6.4cm LCD screen, 21 pre-defined scene shot modes, as well
full manual control, and semi-automatic with Aperture or Shutter
Priority exposure modes. There’s no more details on the initial specs
of how much control one gets in manual operation.
As I mentioned but expected on the very entry-level Olympus models,
I am disappointed that the camera has to use AA batteries rather than a
dedicated rechargeable one. I suspect this is down to enconomics of
providing the battery and charger, but plenty of compact digital
cameras do use decent permanent batteries.
Anyway, the Olympus SP-510 UZ will be available from September priced around £260.