Olympus SP-600UZ 12MP Digital Camera with 15x Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Old Model)
Olympus SP-600UZ 12MP Digital Camera with 15x Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD (Old Model)
Manufacturer : Olympus
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Product Description
OLYMPUS 227670 12.0 Megapixel SP-600UZ Digital Camera
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #23804 in Camera & Photo
  • Color: Silver
  • Brand: Olympus
  • Model: SP-600UZ
  • Dimensions: 3.54" h x 3.58" w x 4.33" l, 1.00 pounds
  • Battery type: Alkaline
  • Display size: 2.7
  • Product Features
  • 12.0 megapixel CCD
  • 15x wide optical zoom
  • TruePic III image processor
  • 1 GB internal memory
  • Power supply: AA alkaline / NiMH battery (4) or separately sold AC adapter
  • Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    3 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
    1Broke After a Little Over a Year
    By Kitten Kisser
    I bought this camera in July of 2011 & it died today October 2012. The reason why I chose this camera in the first place was because it was an Olympus & my previous camera of 8 years was an Olympus & I loved it. My old Olympus would probably still be working to this day if my cat didn't decide to pee on it.

    Like my previous camera I took excellent care of this one with the added precaution of making sure to lock it up if it wasn't in my hands to avoid the possibility of my cat using it for her bathroom needs.

    Overall the picture quality in the beginning seemed to be pretty good. I never had need to use all of the features. Some that I thought I would have a lot of fun with never really performed as expected (poor quality) that I eventually gave up on them. My number one need for this camera is for business. I need to take pictures & very good ones at that of what I sell. I need them to be crisp clear & professional. As the year went on I noticed that the camera stopped performing correctly. An example is I set up my studio with excellent lighting & background. This was working fine. After a time the camera would adjust the color to yellows. No matter how many ways to Sunday I made adjustments to the camera & my studio lighting I was getting yellow pictures 7 times out of 10. This wasted a lot of time & added a lot more work when it came to editing.

    Regarding the photo software that comes with the camera. It took a long time to load all of it & it would always crash & freeze. I stopped using it within a month.

    Another peeve is it uses FOUR AA batteries! It was a power hungry beast. I had to buy extra rechargeable batteries as the quantity I already had wasn't enough to keep up with the beast. All those batteries add substantial weight to the camera.

    The camera lens is virtually useless. It has a cord to attach it to the camera so you don't loose it. It doesn't fit tightly to the lens & is in the way more than not.

    Now that this piece of crap died after barely a year I decided to order a "cheap" camera for my business needs. NOT any Olympus. I ordered a Canon. No reason other than it has good reviews, the price seems reasonable & it uses a lithium ion battery that recharges. Photo editing software should more than make up for any flaws in the camera. Never again will I pay top dollar. My old Olympus was not top of the line & last many years as mentioned. Manufacturers simply are not making products with the same quality as they used to. I am learning that there is simply no point in buying the more expensive item as it will likely break after a little over a year. Everything is created to be thrown away.

    The camera I ordered & had to have sent next day as that is just how important it is for me to have a camera is this:

    Is it any good? I have no idea. It has got to be better than than this junk... I hope...

    *UPDATE* 11-18-16
    The canon camera I ordered to replace this one is still going strong three years later. I love it. So far I haven't needed to replace the battery. It performs better than I could have ever hoped for.

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    5Love it!
    By cashanahan01
    Love everything about this camera - the panoramic, the zoom, the flip up flash, the look, the feel, picture/video quality, price, cool features, easy to navigate and understand menu - everything about it has been great! I read some reviews that the menu was hard to understand but, I had a much cheaper camera before that was much more difficult to find the settings you wanted quickly - this camera I've had no problems finding the settings I was looking for. I've been having a great time taking pictures and getting familiar with all the options and am having a blast doing it - It should have come with a user's manual and a cd with some software but, I found everything I needed online. I don't normally do these reviews but I relied on them a lot in my decision to purchase this camera and now that I have it, I had to let everyone know how impressed and happy I am with it - I highly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    5Great camera for the money
    By Prescup01
    The image quality of this camera is incredible. I purchased this to take on a trip, which is still upcoming, but I've used it a lot already. I wanted a camera that had a decent zoom, good optics, and the ability to manipulate settings manually if desired. At the same time, I wanted it simple to use. I got all of that and more with this camera. I do miss having a view finder, but for the most part, the screen on this is bright enough to see pretty well in all but the brightest light. Because Olympus has come out with newer models, I bought this camera brand new for less than the small "point and shoot" I already own. Would I make this purchase again? Absolutely!

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    Editorial Reviews

    From the Manufacturer

    With its 15x wide-angle zoom and one-touch HD movie recording feature, the SP-600UZ is one seriously sophisticated camera. But don’t let its big capabilities fool you. The SP-600UZ is truly compact, making it the perfect travel companion for weekend getaways, and everyday snapshots.

    15x Wide-Angle Zoom (F3.5-F5.4, 28-420mm Equivalent) This 15x zoom lets you get incredibly close to your subject while the 28mm wide-angle lens lets you zoom back out for panoramas and group shots.
    HD Movie 720p A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.
    Dual Image Stabilization The 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.
    AF Tracking Automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects like kids and pets. Continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can easily capture a great shot of your subject in motion.
    Creative Art Filters Give your photos a distinct look and artistic feel by applying one of four different Magic Filter effects, including Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye and Drawing.

    Olympus SP-600UZ Features

    12 Megapixel
    The 12 million pixels in the high-resolution CCD create superior image quality. Create large prints without losing a single detail.

    15x Optical Zoom
    All the capabilities you need in one compact lens. The 15x optical zoom gets you close to the action while the 28mm wide-angle lens lets you capture breathtaking panoramas.

    2.7-inch LCD
    This large 2.7-inch LCD features an extra-wide viewing angle and anti-glare technology for easier composing and shooting even in direct, bright sunlight.

    HD Movie 720p
    A simple, one-touch button allows you to record movies with amazing clarity in high-definition, right from your camera.

    Dual Image Stabilization
    Dual Image Stabilization combines Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds to capture crisp, clear images in any situation.

    1 GB Internal Memory
    Store more photos and videos than ever before, right in your camera with 1GB of internal memory (usable memory is 0.83GB.)

    AF Tracking
    AF Tracking automatically tracks unpredictable, fast-moving subjects such as kids and pets, and continuously adjusts the focus and brightness so you can capture these photogenic whirlwinds with ease.

    Creative Art Filters
    Using Creative Art Filters you can give your photos a distinct look and artistic feel by applying one of four different in-camera effects, including Pop Art, Pinhole, Fisheye and Drawing.

    Intelligent Auto
    The Intelligent Auto setting identifies the scene you're shooting -- portrait, landscape, night portrait, macro, or sport -- and adjusts the settings to optimize results.

    Advanced Face Detection
    Face Detection automatically focuses on your subjects' faces and optimizes exposure for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures.

    In-Camera Panorama
    Captures three images and stitches them together to create one amazing panoramic picture by simply pressing the shutter button and slowly panning across a panoramic scene.

    Shadow Adjustment
    Shadow Adjustment Technology helps you capture scenes exactly as you see them, even in difficult lighting situations -- perfect for outside shots in bright sun when dark shadows are prevalent or shooting in backlit situations.

    Beauty Mode
    Beauty Mode lets you smooth a person’s skin, removing unwanted wrinkles or blemishes. Additionally, make subtle edits, such as slightly emphasizing and brightening the eyes, with a new post-capture feature: Beauty Fix.

    Perfect Shot Preview
    Using a live, multi-frame window on the LCD, Perfect Shot Preview lets you view the effects of various settings and then select and capture the perfect shot.