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Olympus sp-600uz Digital Camera Specs and Reviews


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.

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.


1. Olympus SP-600UZ Review by

The Olympus SP-600UZ fits in a class of budget-friendly superzoom cameras with the likes of the Nikon L110 and Fuji S1800.  All of these cameras run in the neighborhood of $200 to $250 and offer similar zoom ranges.  As a result, I will reference the Nikon and Fuji cameras when comparing features with the SP-600UZ.

2. Olympus SP-600UZ by Cnet

As with many things in life, expectations play a big part in whether you’ll like the Olympus SP-600UZ. The two main attractions are its wide-angle lens with 15x zoom and its price; it can easily be found for less than $200. The rest of its features, which include one-press recording of 720p HD movies, 1GB of internal memory, and AA batteries, are good for the money, too. Based on looks, specs, and features, the SP-600UZ is a good deal.

3. Olympus SP-600 UZ Hands-On Review by

The Olympus UZ series has been around for 10 years now and is one of the oldest lines in the digital business. With enormous zoom ratios the name of the game, the UZ series has traditionally traded image quality for big numbers. Read on to find out why the newest budget model, the SP-600, does little to shake this convention. By Chris Weigl


  • Manufacturer: Olympus
  • Part Number:227670


  • Product Type Digital camera – Compact
  • Width 4.3 in
  • Depth 3 in
  • Height 2.8 in
  • Weight 15.3 oz
  • Enclosure Color Silver

Main Features

  • Resolution 12 megapixels
  • Color Support Color
  • Optical Sensor Type CCD
  • Total Pixels 12,500,000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution 12,000,000 pixels
  • Light Sensitivity ISO 1600,
    ISO 800,
    ISO 100,
    ISO 200,
    ISO 400,
    ISO auto
  • Digital Zoom 5 x
  • Shooting Modes Frame movie mode
  • Shooting Programs Candle,
    Night scene with portrait,
    Sports mode,
    Night scene,
    Portrait mode,
  • Special Effects Sketch,
    Black & White,
    Pop Art,
    Pin Hole
  • Image Stabilizer Optical (image sensor shift mechanism)
  • Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed 4 sec
  • Exposure Metering Multi-segment,
  • Exposure Modes Program ,
  • Exposure Compensation �2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing 5 steps in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV steps
  • Face Detection Yes
  • White Balance Automatic,
  • White Balance Presets Overcast,
    Tungsten light,
    Fluorescent light (daylight),
    Fluorescent light (warm white),
    Fluorescent light (cool white)
  • Digital Video Format MPEG-4
  • Still Image Format JPEG,
  • TV Tuner None
  • Video Capture MPEG-4 – 1280 x 720,
    MPEG-4 – 640 x 480,
    MPEG-4 – 320 x 240

Memory / Storage

  • Flash Memory 1 GB Flash – Integrated (soldered memory – 1 GB )
  • Supported Flash Memory SD Memory Card
  • Floppy Drive None
  • Image Storage JPEG 3968 x 2976,
    JPEG 3968 x 2232,
    JPEG 3264 x 2448,
    JPEG 2560 x 1920,
    JPEG 2048 x 1536,
    JPEG 1600 x 1200,
    JPEG 640 x 480,
    JPEG 4288 x 3216

Camera Flash

  • Camera Flash Pop-up flash
  • Flash Modes Fill-in mode,
    Slow synchro,
    Auto mode,
    Flash OFF mode,
    Red-eye reduction
  • Red Eye Reduction Yes
  • Effective Flash Range 21 ft

Lens System

  • Type Zoom lens – 5 mm – 75 mm – F/3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 5 mm – 75 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 28 – 420 mm
  • Focus Adjustment Manual,
  • Auto Focus TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) 143
  • Min Focus Range 5.9 in
  • Macro Focus Range 0.4 in
  • Lens Aperture F/3.5-5.6
  • Optical Zoom 15 x
  • Zoom Adjustment Motorized drive
  • Lens Construction 8 group(s) / 12 element(s)
  • Features Aspherical lens,
    ED glass

Additional Features

  • Self Timer Yes
  • Self Timer Delay 2 sec,
    12 sec
  • Additional Features Digital image rotation,
    In-Camera Manual,
    Display brightness control,
    Advanced Face Detection Technology,
    In-camera red-eye fix,
    Scene Detection Technology,
    Audio recording,
    Brightness control,
    PRINT Image Matching,
    In-camera panorama preview,
    Resizing an image,
    Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM),
    Cropping an image,
    Shadow Adjustment Technology,
    Saturation control,
    Exif Print support,
    720p HD movie recording,
    DPOF support,
    Face detection,
    RGB primary color filter,
    Built-in speaker,
    YouTube capture mode,
    Digital noise reduction,
    Histogram display,
    Camera orientation detection,
    Interval shooting mode,
    PictBridge support,
    Built-in LED illuminator,
    Dual image stabilization,
    Built-in help guide,
    USB 2.0 compatibility,
    Direct print


  • Type LCD display – TFT active matrix – 2.7 in – Color
  • Display Form Factor Built-in
  • Display Format 230,000 pixels

Digital Player (Recorder)

  • Type None


  • Type Microphone – Built-in
  • Microphone Technology Electret condenser
  • Microphone Operation Mode Mono


  • Connector Type 1 x Composite video/audio output,
    1 x USB,
    1 x HDMI output,
    1 x DC power input
  • Expansion Slot(s) 1 x SD Memory Card


  • Software Drivers & Utilities,
    [ib] software

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support MS Windows XP,
    MS Windows 2000,
    Apple Mac OS X 10.3 or later,
    MS Windows Vista
  • Peripheral Devices USB port


  • Carrying Case None
  • Microsoft Certifications Compatible with Windows 7
  • Included Accessories Lens cap,
    Hand strap
  • Cables Included USB cable,
    A/V cable


  • Supported Battery AA
  • Supported Battery 4 x AA ( Included )
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