FOOTBALL CLUB: Olympus SP550UZ Digital Camera $639 incl shipping - Now $548 + 29 shipping

11 June 2007

Little Billy doesn't know much about cameras, and he doesn't understand why the club has chosen HIM to pick one... He decides to conduct his search on by looking at lots of different models and finding one that is substantially cheaper than everywhere else (and is in stock).

Billy finds the Olympus SP550UZ for only $610 + $29 shipping = $639. He thinks this is pretty good considering the next cheapest he can find it is $675 WITHOUT shipping added! In the process he discovers, an Australian based site that seems to have excellent prices for its cameras.

Anyway, onto the good stuff:

Capture the moment, and capture the action, with the world's most powerful ultra zoom the 7.1 megapixel SP-550 UZ. Its new 18x wide-angle super-telephoto zoom lens gets you closer to your subject than any other compact digital camera on the market. Dual Image Stabilization eliminates blur. And with high-speed sequential shooting and new Pre-Capture technology, you'll capture anything that moves. Even shoot in low light without a flash, thanks to Bright Capture Technology, and it's easy to preview, shoot and share with the large 2.5" high-resolution LCD.

Features :
- Imager 7.1 Megapixel (effective), 7.4 Megapixel gross, 1/2.5 CCD
- Lens 4.68 84.24mm (28 504mm equivalent in 35mm
photography), 14 lenses in 11 groups; 4 aspherical lenses, 2 ED lenses
- Zoom 18x Optical + 5.6x Digital (Seamless to 100x)
- Aperture Range f2.8 f4.5 (adjustable in 1/3 EV step)
- LCD 2.5 (6.4cm) Color LCD, approx. 230,000 pixels
- Viewfinder Electronic (dioptic correction)
- Focus System CCD Contrast Detection
- Focus Range Normal Mode:
- (Wide) 3.94 infinity (.1m infinity)
- (Tele) 47.24 infinity (1.2m infinity)
- Macro Mode:
- (Wide) 3.94 infinity (.1m infinity)
- (Tele) 47.24 infinity (1.2m infinity)
- Focus Mode iESP Auto, Spot AF, Selective AF Target, Manual
- Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec. 15 sec., Bulb
- ISO Auto, High ISO Auto, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200*, 5000* (*approx. 3MP)
- Metering Mode Digital iESP Auto Multi-Pattern TTL, Center-Weighted Metering
- White Balance iESP2 Auto, One-Touch, Presets (Sunlight, Overcast, Tungsten, and 3 Fluorescents)
- Exposure Compensation ±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV increments
- Recording Modes Still Image: DCF Exif 2.21, JPEG, PIM3
- Movie: AVI Motion JPEG
- Image Processing TruePic TURBO Image Processor
- Pixel Mapping Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM) available via menu setting
- Noise Reduction Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer
- Image Playback Still Image: Single, Index, Enlargement, Slideshow, Calendar, Album, Histogram, Rotation
- Playback Edit Effects Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Black & White, Sepia, Crop, Resize, Rotate, Brightness, Saturation, Frame, Label, Calendar, Layout
- Direct Printing Options PictBridgeTM and DPOF
- Flash Built-in
- Flash Modes Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Fill-In & Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Off
- Flash Working Range Wide: 14.8 ft. (4.5m), Tele: 9.2 ft. (2.8m) at ISO 200
- Wide: 42.3 ft. (12.9m), Tele: 26.2 ft. (8.0m) at ISO 1600
- Selftimer 12 Seconds/2 Seconds, AUTO Setting Memorization On (stores changes) / Off (restores default settings)
- Date/Time Calendar Automatically recorded with each image (up to 2099)
- Memory 20MB internal memory
- Removable Media Card xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB or 2GB)
- Outer Connectors USB Connector, Audio/Video Output, DC Input
- Auto-connect USB 2.0 Full Speed


  • nod
    Now that was quick... well done Lisss Just found a review for the camera ]Olympus Sp550UZ Prices listed are US dollars I think
  • Brad
    "$610 + $29 shipping = $649" ;)
  • schlemster
    Billy finds the Olympus SP550UZ for only $610 + $29 shipping = $649. got it here me thinks just not under the photo
  • schlemster
    :D just did the maths :o
  • nod
    Just fixed it to $639 Thanks for the tip Brad.
  • Brad
    Your not being very observant today Nod. I'm watching you. hehehehe
  • nod
    :o Think that is a good thing I know I can rely on you to keep me in line :D
  • lisss
    Oops sorry :o can you tell I'm not good at mental maths!?:whistling:
  • nod
    No problem Lisss... Brad is keeping an eye on you too
  • Brad
    Big Brad is watching...
  • nod
    :o better be on my best behaviour then
  • admin EDITOR
    28/07 - Have edited this as the base price for the camera - with the current exchange rate is $548 - delivery is still $29. I'm a little confused as to whether or not these guys are actually Australian..

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