Photography BLOG have reviewed the new Olympus SP-550 Ultra Zoom digital camera – it features a massive 18x optical zoom lens – equivalent to 28mm – 504mm in 35mm terms! The camera features an anti-shake CCD sensor image stabilisation system, 7 megapixel sensor, RAW support and a 2.5″ screen. The camera is available from Amazon UK for £294.
“The Olympus SP-550 UZ features what is currently the biggest zoom lens on a compact digital camera – no less than an 18x optical zoom lens, equivalent to 28-504mm! This focal range covers every possible photographic situation, from wide-angle landscapes to candid close-ups. To counteract the inevitable effects of camera-shake, Olympus have wisely included a Dual Image Stabilisation system, plus there’s an extensive ISO range of 50-5000.”