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Megapixel Review – Olympus SP-700

Olympus Digital Camera: SP700Olympus SP-700 is reviews by Megapixel and they write:

“In summary, the SP-700 is an interesting camera that is simple to use and which has the advantage of a large monitor, giving the user an excellent preview of the image about to be captured. Its 6-megapixel images can be printed out to 7 x 9.4 inch (18 x 24 cm) size at 300 dpi without any problem, and its automatic capabilities should appeal to those that want a sleek, compact, and fuss-free camera to carry along anytime and anywhere.”

Olympus E-500 Review – TrustedReviews

Olympul E-500 evolt digital cameraTrusted Reviews feature a new review of the Olympus E-500 digital camera and states:

The E system from Olympus is the only digital SLR system designed from the ground up to be wholly digital. All of the other D-SLR systems from other manufacturers are based, at least in part, on existing 35mm film SLR standards, including body designs, lens mounts and even lenses.

The initial impression of the Olympus E-500 camera is overwhelmingly favourable. The E-500 is a very handsome piece of kit, with a solid and businesslike appearance.

This camera is very well appreciated in this review, and the conclusion is: “‘The E-500 should secure Olympus a place on the lucrative consumer D-SLR shelf alongside the Nikon D50, Canon EOS 350D and Pentax *ist DL. It is a very well designed camera, combining excellent picture quality, outstanding performance and lots of creative versatility, while still maintaining beginner-friendly simplicity and easy handling. It is a genuine pleasure to use, and produces superb results.”

Olympus Stylus 600 digital camera

Olympus Stylus 600 digital camera New Olympus Stylus 600 Delivers Superior Performance In Compact, All-weather Design

Premium Size 2.5-Inch LCD, 6-Megapixel CCD, and All-Weather Design with New Features and Functions

Defined by all-weather durability and stylish ergonomic design, the Olympus Stylus series of digital cameras are among the most popular point-and-shoot cameras in history. The new Stylus 600 continues this tradition, adding advanced performance and enhanced usability with the new Bright Capture Technology for improved low light photography and the inclusion of a premium size 2.5-inch LCD, as well as the TruePic TURBO Image Processor for high image quality and fast response time, 26 shooting modes for versatility, a built-in Help Guide for on-the-fly instruction, and a 6.0-megapixel image sensor for high-resolution large format prints.

“Over the years, Stylus cameras have come to enjoy a legacy as the best selling point-and-shoot camera in history,” said Tomoko Matsunaga, product manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “The Stylus 600 continues the Stylus tradition of all-weather durability and stylish compact design, adding new features for added performance and enhanced usability.”
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Olympus SP-310

Olympus SP310 digital cameraHere is a new 7.1 megapixel digital camera from Olympus : SP-310 features a 2.5inch LCD and 3x Optical Zoom, 25 megabytes of internal memory, xD Picture Card, USB 2.0 connectivity and 30 shooting modes.

From Olympus SP-310 news release:

New SP-310 and SP-350 Offers Advanced Manual Controls, 30 Shooting Modes and a Large 2.5-Inch Premium Size LCD

With the release of two new SP-series digital cameras, the 7.0-megapixel SP-310 and the 8.o-megapixel SP-350, Olympus introduces state-of-the-art specialized features that enable photographers of all skill levels to express their creative vision. Both cameras offer the option of either manual settings for creative control or 30 selectable shooting modes for convenience and ease-of-use, along with optional add-on accessory lenses, an optional underwater housing, and a large, easy-to-view 2.5-inch premium size LCD. The SP-310 and SP-350 are highly versatile cameras, powerful enough to satisfy the creative needs of the advanced user, and expansive enough to grow as users develop their talent.

“With the new SP-series digital cameras, Olympus offers a selection of cameras that are specifically designed for users with a variety of needs and photography skills,” said John McGuire, product manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “The SP-310 and SP-350 each offer users the versatility of an advanced fully-featured camera and an easy-to-use point-and-shoot in one compact unit.”
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Olympus C-5500 reviewed by CNET

Olympus C 5500 digital cameraCnet Reviews published an Olympus C-5500 review and writes:

The Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom is, above all, a good compact camera for the money. Its 5-megapixel resolution, 5X optical zoom, solid build, impressive array of features, and very good image quality add up to a strong all-purpose option for the advanced snapshot photographer. That said, some of its features are compromised; for example, you can’t shoot in burst mode at the highest-quality JPEG setting. That drawback, in addition to some inconsistent shutter lag and focus-time performance, makes this camera less suited for shooting action than the Sport Zoom moniker might lead you to believe.

The good :Solid build; long telephoto range; strong image quality; better, broad feature set.
This camera receives 6.7 points (“Good” rating):

“The Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom, while not as adept at action photography as its name might lead you to expect, offers a lot of features and very good image quality for an affordable price”