Olympus SP Series SP-560 UZ 8.0 MP Digital Camera - Black
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Olympus SP Series SP-560 UZ 8.0 MP Digital Camera - Black

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  • Optical Zoom: 18x
  • Type: Point & Shoot
  • Digital Zoom: 6x
  • Megapixels: 8.0 MP
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Olympus SP Series SP-560 UZ 8.0 MP Digital Camera - Black

The SP-560 UZ is an elegant, compact digital camera, it’s ideal for intermediate and advanced digital photography fans who crave power and versatility. Its superior optics, 18x optical zoom and lightweight, portable design make it the perfect point-and-shoot camera for sports, outdoor and travel photography. The SP-560 UZ's Dual Image Stabilization technology provides an effortless 2-in-1 anti-blur solution for crisp, clear images in any situation. As if all that wasn't enough, the SP-560 UZ also sports the Face Detection technology, which recognizes and tracks faces within the frame to help you capture sharp, brilliant portrait photos.

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My epinion of the Olympus SP-560UZ

bypeelnstick Oct 15, 2008
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Zoom, Picture Quality, Comfort, Battery life
Cons Menu System, Slow operation, Quarky Software, xD Picture Card
Recommended it? Yes

I have been very pleased with the quality of the photos produced by this midrange camera. The zoom on this camera is excellent. It allows you to zoom in on just about anything you would want to photograph. Contrary to the expected belief, there is little to no degradation in image quality at the... Read full review »


Nice intermediate camera!

bysnapbeans1965 Feb 12, 2008
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Ease of use, macro, zoom, flash choices, picture quality.
Cons shutter speed, slow zoom.
Recommended it? Yes

I bought this camera with the idea that I would be getting a few more features than my previous camera which was a Canon S3 IS. I wanted a little better zoom and the wide angle lens for my nature shots. I was a little skeptical about changing brands but decided it was worth the risk.

I... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features


Shooting Programs Documents
White Balance Tungsten (Preset) • Overcast (Preset) • Fluorescent (Preset) • Daylight / Sunny (Preset) • Auto
Continuous Shooting Speed 40 frames per second

Other Features

Shooting Modes Frame Movie Mode
Face Detection Yes

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C


Max Video Resolution 320 x 240,160 x 120,640 x 480 (VGA)

File Format

Digital Video Format Motion JPEG • AVI


Battery Form Factor Standard form factor

System Requirements for PC Connection

Operating System Supported Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition • Microsoft Windows XP • Microsoft Windows Vista • Microsoft Windows 2000 • MS Windows Vista • Apple Mac OS X 10.3 or later • MS Windows 2000 • MS Windows XP


Expansion Slot 1 x xD-Picture Card
Connector Types 1 x DC power input


Microphone Type Microphone - built-in


Display Size 2.5"
Screen Details LCD display - 2.5" - color
Display Rotation Built-in


Depth 3.07 in.
Width 4.57 in.
Height 3.09 in.
Weight 12.9 Oz.


Viewfinder Type Digital • Electronic

Memory / Storage

Integrated Memory size 47 MB

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction Yes
Flash Type Pop-up Flash


Exposure Metering Center-Weighted • Spot
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 15 sec
Exposure compensation ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
Light Sensitivity ISO 400
Light Sensitivity Max 6400
Exposure Modes Bulb • Manual • Shutter-Priority • Program • Aperture-Priority

Lens System

Auto Focus type TTL contrast detection
Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera 27 - 486mm
Macro Focus Range 1cm
Focus Adjustment Autofocus & Manual Focus • Automatic • Manual

Optical Sensor

Sensor Size 1/2.3"

Key Features

Optical Zoom 18x
Type Point & Shoot
Digital Zoom 6x
Megapixels 8.0 MP

Product Identifiers

Model SP-560 UZ
UPC 4545350012625
Brand Olympus

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