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OlympusSP-600UZ Digital Camera
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

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    (10)

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    (9)

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    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Zoom range/performance (18)
  • Image stabilization (15)
  • Good in low light (10)
  • Good image quality (9)
  • Nice body color (9)

Cons

  • Short battery life (8)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (16)
  • Landscape/scenery (16)
  • Travel (11)
  • Low light (9)
  • Wildlife (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (10), Photo enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing Camera

I have owned this camera for a week but I have used it every single day since I got it. I love the zoom and panorama setting. But my favorite feature is that it...Read complete review

I have owned this camera for a week but I have used it every single day since I got it. I love the zoom and panorama setting. But my favorite feature is that it records 720p hi def videos. Only thing I am not fond of is the battery life and how it takes 4 AA batteries instead of the rechargeable one. But I just went out and bought 4 rechargeable AA batteries and works just as good. :) Love how it had an HDMI port and I can connect it to my HD tv and watch my movies on it. 5 out of 5 stars! If you want to see examples of HD videos, go see my channel on youtube. My name is[@]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Power connector DC In... what for?

I would like to know what for is the DC power in (Nr. 16 in diagram) if I can not see any power supply to solve the so short life on batteries......Read complete review

I would like to know what for is the DC power in (Nr. 16 in diagram) if I can not see any power supply to solve the so short life on batteries... Somebody knows?

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5.0

Great quality for this price

By genau

from VT

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Short Lag Time

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

    I could not be happier with my decision to buy this. Easy to catch on to. I was frustrated with my last digital camera because of the delay -- I felt like I could never get a good picture like I could with my old 35mm Rebel. This is easy to use, light to carry around. Too bulky to lose or damage. If you like the feel of a high quality camera but are on a budget this is perfect.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Totally wasnt what i wanted, but love it

    By joshikinz

    from St louis mo

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

    So i bought this camera for a travel point and shoot style, something to slip in my pocket and go that had some great features, Didn't fully read how big this was. Absolutely upset when i got it because it wasn't going to fit my needs. After using it for the past couple of days though i love it, still want to get a smaller cam for travel and random shots but this camera packs some great features in a medium form at a great price, only downside is battery life.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Who knew a camera could be so fun!!

    By Mandy

    from Hegins, PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • battery life
    • Button placement
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos

      Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

      I am a mom that loves to take pictures of my family. At first I wasn't impressed but as I have learned how to set up the camera I am really enjoying it. This camera does take a little knowledge to get the best shots out of it! I am going to take a digital photography class to be able to maximize the camera's potential :)
      This is my 3rd Olympus and I love their brand!

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 8
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great camera!!!

      By JDC

      from Marlboro, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

          So far took lots of pictures from Christmas...camera is awesome! I love it's zoom, how it takes pictures in low light, action shots, etc. Haven't really scratched the surface yet in terms of what it can possibly do, but so far, I'm super happy w/ it!

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 9
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Sharp Shooter with Great Zoom

          By SageGirl

          from McKinney, TX

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

            I use the camera to take an assortment of photos. Just received it for Christmas so I haven't had a lot of time using it. I have taken videos with ease and love using the zoom. Excellent choice.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 10
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Great Value . Excellent features

            By Tara

            from Worcester, MA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Zoom
            • Nice Body Color

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

            Great closeups, sharp clear pictures

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Totally satisfied with this camera....

            By Parrothead Paul

            from Wilmington,NC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

              So far I have found this camera easy to use and understand. Not only are the Holiday pictures we took great looking,it just feels comfortable to hold and easy to follow the menu when you need to.Even the HD Video was easy to use.I just got an SD card for it and cannot wait to use it on vacation.
              My daughter has already asked for one for her birthday. Now that's a recommendation!

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 8
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Does everything but take out the trash

              By Woody

              from BSKS

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

                Beau coup features, complicated menu system. Quick start manual useless. Detailed user manual must be downloaded and is not as informative as it might be. Computer software made my computer crash. Camera has trouble with CFL bulbs... none of the indoor lighting menu options really adjust for CFL lighting... With natural lighting takes marvelous pictures. I wouldn't recommend it for a novice, but pros would probably give an arm and a leg for it.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 4
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Amazing point and shoot!

                By Zach

                from RI

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • No Viewfinder

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

                This point and shoot camera was a gift for my wife for Christmas. I had read many reviews and was first interested in the SP-800UZ, but found the SP-600UZ and I fell in love with it as well. I ended up choosing the 600 over the 800 for no other reason than price.

                I gave it to her a few weeks early and she was so happy when she opened the box. Since then, she has not stopped taking photos. She has yet to read through the manual, but has had no reason to. This camera is slick and ready from the get go. She had no problems with the menu or getting it set up.

                The great extra feature is that the editing software comes installed right on the internal memory. Installation is simple. Plug the camera into your computer and start the installation. The editing software isn't up to Photoshop standards, but does the trick when needing to do minor tweaks here and there.

                I would definitely recommend this camera to many others. I look forward to buying an SLR camera for her once she gets the hang of everything.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 10
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                I would buy it

                By Nancy

                from Park Ridge, Il

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Quality
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Travel

                Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

                Enjoyed this camera on a recent vacation. It is a battery hog. Instruction download could be better written, some instructions are confusing. Really liked the wide angle, came in very handy.

                • Ease of Operation:
                • 7
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                A good bargain

                By Mozhan

                from Istanbul, TR / Waldwick, NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • AA battery operable
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom
                • Nice Body Color

                Cons

                • Complex menu structure

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

                Perfect optical zoom, very simple design. My older Olympus (C5050Z) had 10-12 tiny buttons to control and program the camera. 600UZ has only 2 or 3. This pushes you to use it as a point and shoot camera with a great optical zoom. When you dig deeper into the menu you can find most of the advanced functions, but takes more time and practice to get used to. My first impression is that 600UZ lags slightly behind the picture quality of 5050Z

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                3.0

                Power connector DC In... what for?

                By Jorge

                from Caracas Venezuela

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

                I would like to know what for is the DC power in (Nr. 16 in diagram) if I can not see any power supply to solve the so short life on batteries... Somebody knows?

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing Camera

                By breakingbayarea

                from Antioch, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Amazing HD Movies
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Great Zoom

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Wildlife photos
                • Youtube videos

                Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

                I have owned this camera for a week but I have used it every single day since I got it. I love the zoom and panorama setting. But my favorite feature is that it records 720p hi def videos. Only thing I am not fond of is the battery life and how it takes 4 AA batteries instead of the rechargeable one. But I just went out and bought 4 rechargeable AA batteries and works just as good. :) Love how it had an HDMI port and I can connect it to my HD tv and watch my movies on it. 5 out of 5 stars! If you want to see examples of HD videos, go see my channel on youtube. My name is[@]

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                yes

                By NicoGatti

                from Cordoba Argentina

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Nice Body Color
                • Short Lag Time

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Travel
                • Video

                Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

                The best feature is the hd video recording.
                What´s I dont like about the product is that it take four AA batery instead of one rechargeable batery.

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great camera - Big Bang for the buck!

                By Old Tired & Poor

                from Western Pa.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Zoom
                • Nice Body Color

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

                  I bought this to replace a 5 year old Konica/Minolta Z-10, which through a course of attrition of my old 35MM SLR's became my "main" camera. I'm getting too lazy in my old age for SLR's & I figure the camera firmware engineers probably know more about what it takes to get a good picture than an old guy with a bad memory. So far I am very pleased. The camera has an intuitive interface & has a nice feel to it. The build quality is high, especially at this price point. The zoom is great. Probably the 15X is the most I want to go without constant use of a tripod, though. I'm not fond of the SD card in the battery compartment, as I prefer to use a card reader for transfer. Still, it seems all the camera makers are doing this now. I'll just use the USB cable for now. Hardware wise, the camera is a great buy. I played with the ib editing software for a few days & uninstalled it today. Very glitzy software, but not a lot of function. I went back to my Photosuite 7. [...]And this camera is an excellent value. You won't be sorry.

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                  4.0

                  I liked this product.

                  By Holly

                  from New Mexico

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

                    I have only had the camera for a couple weeks, but am thoroughly enjoying it. It is easy to use. I took it on my kids 4H trip, and was able to take pictures as well as mini movies of their demonstration speeches. I am having fun with the different filters too. Personally, I would have preferred a book manual. It came with a manual, but it is on the computer, and I have to get on the computer if I have a question. Anyway, if the camera is still working two years from now, I will be a very happy, satisfied customer.

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                    4.0

                    My 4th Olympus is great

                    By Big Brother

                    from Georgia

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

                      I have a small FE Olympus and an 420 DSLR. I purchased this camera as a in-between choice to carry backpacking. The size and features are great. The camera is easy to use but does have a few more bells and whistles than I use. I purchased this knowing that it has been replaced by an updated model but for the price and potiential risk of my doing damage to it in the woods it was a great fit. It does take 4AA batteries (new model has a Li) and I found that I get around 125 shots per set. I have read some complaints about no user manual but all the help you need is in the camera help menu. I also went on-line and printed the manual PRIOR to purchasing this camera. I actually liked that as I could take time to study the features before making a decision. I should be able to do 11 x 17 or 17 x 22 prints from this camera. My first Olympus was an OM10 30 years ago and they STILL make great cameras.

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                      5.0

                      Right price, right camera

                      By The Italian Idahoan

                      from Ashton, Idaho

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom
                      • Short Lag Time

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

                      I live near Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks, and I wanted a camera that could do panoramas, had zoom to capture animal photos, but was also good for a family event camera. This one fills all of those needs, and the price was just where I needed it to be. My family liked it as well, so we ordered another just like it for my daughter and her husband. I haven't discovered any downsides yet!

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                      5.0

                      amazing camera

                      By joannabud

                      from new jersey

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom

                      Cons

                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

                      Easy to use. Fun to edit pictures with. Great features. Worth every penny!

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                      4.0

                      Very Pleased !!

                      By Joe Zipp

                      from Bloomfield, NJ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Image Stabilization
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Zoom

                      Cons

                      • No printed manual

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Olympus SP-600UZ Digital Camera:

                      I have several Olympus cameras so the learning curve was pretty low for me. Only complaint was no printed manual. The one in the camera takes forever to access, so I went to the Olympus site, downloaded and printed it myself. Sat with the camera and manual about 45 minutes to learn how to use all the features, and the results have been great . Camera is light, small, and easy to carry when you don't want to lug around your DSLR. Took some excellent pictures at a childs birthday party and his Dad is going to order one too. Could not find a better price than at B&H, so shop around, read the reveiws, but buy here.

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