Olympus SP-590 Ultra Zoom has some impressive technology.
But as its name suggests, this camera is all about the lens, a 26x optical zoom, equivalent to a telescopic zoom ranging from 26mm to 676mm.
That makes it the most versatile lens you can get on a point-and-shoot camera today. This camera provides a good argument against upgrading to a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex).
The 12-megapixel Olympus SP-590UZ delivers many of the same features in a smaller, lighter and less expensive package.
Like DSLRs, the Olympus SP-590UZ offers full manual control, as well as manual focus, and support for external wireless flash units.
It includes a high-speed sequential shooting mode that starts capturing images as soon as the focus is locked, ensuring that you'll get the image you want even if you fully depress the shutter to late.l
This cool gadget also offers dual-image stabilisation to eliminate camera shake, and face-detection technology. The Olympus SP-590UZ can also operate in fully automatic mode, for those who prefer to simply point and shoot.