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Olympus SP-550UZ

Olympus SP-550UZ

7.1MP Electronic Viewfinder Digital Camera with 18x Optical Zoom
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CNET editors' review

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By Philip Ryan from
March 19, 2007
6.3 out of 10 (Good)
“Olympus' SP-550UZ has great ergonomics, but disappointingly slow performance and soft, noisy images drag it down.”

Review by

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March 2007
Functionality: 9.0 out of 10, Photographic Qualities: 9.2 out of 10

Olympus SP-550 UltraZoom Digital Camera - Full Review

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By Mike Pasini from The Imaging Resource
June 1, 2007
Dave's Pick
“While it has enough to complain about, the Olympus SP-550 UZ merits a Dave's Pick for its excellent physical design and world beating zoom range.”

Olympus SP-550 UZ Review

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By Simon Joinson from Digital Photography Review
March 2007
Above Average
“Ultimately however, after a lot of debate here, we decided that the SP-550UZ has just too many flaws where it matters (image quality and performance) for a $500 camera, and that (though a close call) it fell short of a Recommended rating.”

Olympus SP-550 UltraZoom - User Review

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Steve's Digicams
April 5, 2007
“The SP-550's high-quality lens can't be matched either, offering a versatile focal length range that is equally at home in tight interiors and athletic playing fields. Combine that with its very good image quality in standard drive modes, and the SP-550 UZ represents a good value at its $499 MSRP.”

DCRP Review: Olympus SP-550 Ultra Zoom

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By Jeff Keller from Digital Camera Resource Page
January 24, 2007
“Though not without its share of flaws, the Olympus SP-550UZ is a very good (though not best-in-class) ultra zoom camera. It offers virtually every feature known to man, though some of them aren't implemented terribly well.”

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