Friday, May 7, 2010
My New Camera - Olympus SP-600UZ 12MP 15X Zoom SLR-Style Digital
UPDATE - THIS CAMERA COMPLETELY STOPPED WORKING AFTER FOUR MONTHS. AS A RESULT, IT WOULD HAVE COST MORE TO HAVE IT FIXED THAN WHAT I ORIGINALLY PAID SO I BOUGHT A NEW CAMERA AND NOT AN OLYMPUS.
I finally decided that I needed a new camera. Although I love my old one it just did not have some settings which I need, specifically macro and super macro. I also wanted something that can take photos in low light conditions such as nightclubs and concerts. My old camera, in low light conditions would show a black screen.
I researched for weeks and decided I wanted an Olympus due to its reputation for being around quite a while and producing sturdy and high quality cameras. There were so many on the market it was hard to choose. I stumbled across the SP-600UZ on the Home Shopping Network where on that particular day they were featuring this camera and offering an incredible price. Not to mention, they also offer flex pay so I didn't have to pay the full amount at once.
I love the look and also the fact that it included a 1 gb internal memory. I also liked the macro settings and as I mentioned the high ISO for low lighting. It has many features and you can also edit your photos right on the camera. The software is embedded into the camera. When I received it, I connected the camera to the computer and found that the software had a glitch in that I could not upload my photos to the computer. Error messages etc... kept surfacing. I was able to connect it twice but lost the photos. So, I was initially very disappointed until I decided to uninstall the software from the computer and use my old camera's software. Once I did that everything was fine.
I went to the gardens on Wednesday to test the camera and I absolutely fell in love with it. It is amazing. I can now get shots like Icy, Diane and many others do using the macro setting. The zoom is fantastic and the video quality is also good. I am thrilled with this and as a result will be posting nothing but photos for a while :D. Below is a sampling of some of the photos I took Wednesday. Enjoy!
Below is the link to the HSN website where you can find out more information on the camera.