Olympus SP-590 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera
12 Megapixel , 26x Optical Zoom , 2.7" LCD, Dual Image Stabilization
Features | Standard Accessories | Technical Specification | Latest Prices | Buy Now Its amazing 26x wide-angle optical zoom is the longest, most powerful in the world. Get sharp shots with Dual Image Stabilization. It's the perfect point-and-shoot camera for sports, outdoor and travel photography—or for anyone who wants an all-in-one compact camera that takes stunning pictures.
Capture every detail—even from far away—with the SP-590 Ultra-Zoom Olympus rewrote the rule book again for how powerful a point-and-shoot camera’s zoom can be with the launch of the new 26x optical zoom SP-590 Ultra Zoom. Its extremely versatile zoom lens can capture extraordinary images at virtually any distance - from a delicate flower close up to wide-angle photographs of friends posing before the vast Grand Canyon, or even images shot from the back row of the stadium that look like they were taken courtside. The Olympus SP-590UZ is the ―total package‖ and an investment in your imaging future that is well worth making. It offers the advanced manual controls that experienced photographers demand and find on a digital SLR (single lens reflex).
Salient Features for Olympus SP-590UZ Digital Camera
12 Megapixel At the same time, users can easily set the camera to operate like a simple point-and-shoot with automatic scene modes. It offers the compact body of an ultra zoom with the flexibility of high-performance optics usually found in interchangeable lenses for DSLR cameras, a 12-megapixel image sensor, Dual Image Stabilization, Face Detection, Ultra High-Speed Sequential shooting and a bright 2.7-inch LCD.
Powerful optical zoom ―The Olympus SP-590 UZ brings subjects closer with the world’s most powerful optical zoom, and the zoom is just one of many elements that set this camera apart. Macro to wide-angle there are no compromises,‖ said Nadine Clark, product manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc. ―Because of its compact size and an impressive zoom range, it’s the ideal choice for travelers and everyone who enjoys the great outdoors.‖ Capturing photos near, far and wide Optical precision is the foundation for creating quality images. The bright, f2.8-5.0 lens provides the equivalent of 26-676mm focal length. Users can get close to the action with the compact 26x super telephoto zoom and at the same time, the wide-angle (26mm) lens captures more in each frame. Its super-macro capabilities capture the subtlest details. The compact lens construction combines aspherical lens elements and extra-low dispersion (ED) lens elements to deliver edge-to-edge sharpness and clarity. Whether it is capturing fast-action sports or everyday snapshots, this sturdy compact body with a wideangle and telephoto lens provides the versatility to get the job done.
Pre-Capture Scene Modes The Olympus SP-590UZ has a 12-megapixel sensor that enables consumers to achieve consistently sharp and vivid images when producing large-format prints or cropping/enlarging a portion of an image. Olympus’ ultra zoom cameras have been known for being the perfect, versatile solution for dual households; providing flexibility and manual controls for experienced shutterbugs, while being as easy and approachable as a point-and-shoot for novice or even first-time users. The Olympus SP-590 UZ takes this to a new level with pre-capture scene modes: Multiple Exposure, Soft Background Focus and Beauty Mode. The new features enable creative effects to be made inside the camera as the images are captured! The new creative features were adopted from Olympus’ recently announced E-30 DSLR camera. Better photographs with pre-capture scene modes Multiple Exposure, in the new Olympus SP-590UZ, empowers consumers to take two separate photographs and overlay them to craft one unique image. Create a masterpiece for Mother’s Day with a beautiful image of the kids overlaying her favorite landscape. Use the new Soft Background Focus mode on your next trip to a National Park. It enables you to slightly blur the beautiful vista, lake or canyon in the background to accent the majestic wildlife in the foreground. Beauty Mode lets you soften shadows and
smooth wrinkles or blemishes on your subject’s face - all in the camera and as you capture the image! Additionally, subtle edits can be made post-capture using the Beauty Fix mode. Choose ―Clear Skin‖ to smooth a person’s complexion, ―Dramatic Eye‖ to slightly emphasize the eyes, and ―Sparkle Eye‖ to brighten and enhance the contrast of the iris and pupils. You can also apply all three edits at once. Have fun customizing your brilliant images without a PC and costly image editing software. HDTV support Gone are the days of friends and family huddling around a camera’s LCD to see the pictures you just snapped. Now, you’ll be the hit of the party or any family function when you proudly display your brilliant images on high-definition televisions. Simply connect the new SP590UZ to an HDTV with an HDMI cable, which can be purchased separately at any consumer electronics store. xD Picture card and microSD memory card support All Olympus digital point-and-shoot cameras accept xD-Picture Card media. Starting with products available in August 2008, they also accept microSD memory cards to capture images. The new Olympus SP-590 UZ offers the flexibility to use either xD-Picture Card or microSD memory cards, which is just one more advantage of Olympus point-and-shoot cameras. Dual Image Stabilization Dual Image Stabilization enables users to take crisp, clear pictures in virtually any shooting situation adjusting for camera shake and a moving subject. Olympus’ mechanical Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization keeps images sharp by adjusting the image sensor to compensate for camera shake, which often occurs when zooming in on your subject and in low-light conditions when shutter speeds are slower. Digital Image Stabilization freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds that prevent blur caused by a moving subject. Olympus TruePic III Image Processor The Olympus TruePic III Image Processor makes it possible for the SP-590UZ to capture images at incredible speeds. The inclusion of Pre-Capture technology, which works in conjunction with High-Speed Sequential Shooting, enables users to capture the action before and after fully pressing the shutter button. Pre-Capture begins working as soon as the focus is locked, automatically archiving frames in the camera’s buffer memory prior to the shutter release - virtually guaranteeing that you’ll get the shot even if the user’s reaction time is slower than the action. Perfect for situations where timing is essential, such as photographing a tennis player serving, children playing or a whale breaching. Olympus’ enhanced TruePic III Image Processor produces crystal clear photos using all the pixel information for each image to deliver superior picture quality with more accurate colors, true-to-life flesh tones and faster processing speeds. TruePic III also captures sharp images at high ISO settings, minimizing image noise or grainy photos traditionally associated with shooting with high ISO.
Full manual control on the Olympus SP590UZ The Manual, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes give users versatility and control for optimal performance in any situation. Users can express their creativity - adjusting the f-stop for detailed portraits with softened backgrounds, or slowing the exposure speed to create the blurred effect of motion, or just sit back and let the camera do the thinking through the use of the automatic settings. Manual focus is also available for users who want to have full control. Face Detection Face Detection tracks up to 16 faces within the frame and automatically focuses (Face Detection AF) and optimizes exposure (Face Detection AE) quickly for sharp, brilliant portrait pictures. Now, your subject’s face is in focus whether it is in the center of the target area or not. Olympus Wireless flash compatibility Wireless flashes can help photographers cast the best light on their subjects and capture great images. For this reason, the Olympus SP590 UZ is compatible with the Olympus FL-50R and FL-36R wireless electronic flashes that are designed exclusively for digital photography. When these flashes are used in combination with the SP-590UZ, wireless multi-flash photography is possible. The Olympus SP590UZ can control up to three wireless flash groups independently, with multiple flash units in each group. Olympus HyperCrystal II LCD The Olympus SP-590UZ boasts an advanced HyperCrystal II LCD. It reproduces true colors with a dynamic contrast ratio of more than 180 percent and a color reproduction performance of more than 160 percent compared to HyperCrystal LCD, providing a preview that is more true to the final image. Shadow Adjustment Technology Shooting outdoors in bright daylight can be tricky because of the extreme contrast between dark shadowed areas and bright sunlight areas. While the human eye is capable of detecting the nuances between dark and light and all the details in between, image sensors traditionally have not been quite as sensitive. The Olympus SP-590 UZ addresses this challenge head-on with a new Shadow Adjustment Technology, which compensates for extreme contrast where the shadow areas are underexposed and lack visible detail. With the new technology, users can preview and capture images that have the same contrast as seen with the naked eye.
Perfect Shot Preview mode The Olympus SP590 UZ features a Perfect Shot Preview mode that enables users to preview and select various photographic effects (such as zoom, exposure compensation, white balance and metering) on a live, multi-window screen before snapping the shot. Perfect Shot Preview enables users to see precisely what the image will look like when adjustments are made, ensuring users are capturing the exact image they want. It is an ideal way for novice users to learn about the effects of different photography techniques. Perfect Fix In-Camera Editing Olympus’ Perfect Fix feature offers quick solutions for unanticipated image quality issues, which may be caused by several adverse conditions. Shadow Adjustment Edit can be used to adjust any underexposed areas and Red-Eye Fix can be used to reduce the effects of red-eye sometimes caused by a direct flash. Additional in-camera editing functions can be quickly accessed right in the camera by the touch of a button; features available include resizing, trimming, black and white, and sepia. Shooting Modes The Olympus SP-590UZ offers new features, including, Multi-Exposure, Soft Background Focus and Beauty Mode. A new Bird Watching mode is also great to capture the unpredictable movements of wildlife. The new camera offers a total of 20 pre-set scene modes. To activate, simply select the desired mode for multi-fireworks, portraits, landscapes, night scenes, fast-action and more.
Standard Accessories for Olympus SP-590UZ Digital Camera
Olympus SP-590UZ Digital Camera 4 AA Alkaline batteries USB cable Audio / Video cable Neck Strap OLYMPUS MASTER (Software CD-ROM) Instruction manuals Warranty card
Technical Specification for Olympus SP-590UZ Digital Camera
Image Sensor Focal Length/Lens Configuration Zoom Maximum Aperture Display 12 Megapixels (effective), 1/2.33" CCD 4.6 – 119.6mm (26 – 676mm equivalent in 35mm photography) 14 Lenses in 11 Groups, 4 Aspherical Lenses, 3 ED Lenses 26x Optical Zoom + 5x Digital Zoom F2.8 (W) / F5.0 (T) 2.7" (6.9cm) HyperCrystalTM II LCD 230,000 dots 5 Steps Brightness Adjustment Electronic View Finder with Dioptic Correction CCD Contrast Detection Normal mode: Wide: 3.9" – infinity (0.1m – infinity) Tele: 66.9" – infinity (1.7m – infinity) Macro mode: Wide: 3.9" – infinity (0.1m – infinity) Tele: 66.9" – infinity (1.7m – infinity) Super Macro mode: 0.39" - infinity (1cm - infinity) iESP Auto, Spot AF, Selective AF Target, Face Detection AF, Full-Time AF, Predictive AF, AF Lock, Manual Focus
Viewfinder Focus System Focus Range (from lens surface)
Auto: 1/2000 sec. –1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene) Manual: 1/2000 sec - 15 sec Bulb: up to 8 min.
ISO Sensitivity (SOS: Standard Auto, High Auto, 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 Output Sensitivity) Exposure Metering Digital ESP Metering, Spot Metering, Center-Weighted Metering, Face Detection AE (when Face Detection AF is selected) iESP 2 Auto, One-Touch, Presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and 3 Fluorescents), White Balance Compensation ±2 EV steps in 1/3 EV steps Still Image: JPEG Movie: AVI Motion JPEG 12MP (3,968 x 2,976) 5MP (2,560 x 1,920) 3MP (2,048 x 1,536) 2MP (1,600 x 1,200) 1MP (1,280 x 960) VGA (640 x 480) 16:9 L (3,968 x 2,232) 16:9 S (1,920 x 1,080) Dual Image Stabilization 28 Shooting Modes; Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual, My Mode, Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization, Beauty Mode, Scene Modes (1. PORTRAIT, 2. LANDSCAPE, 3. SPORT, 4. NIGHT SCENE, 5. NIGHT+PORTRAIT, 6. INDOOR, 7. CANDLE, 8. SUNSET, 9. FIREWORKS, 10. MULTI FIREWORKS, 11. MULTIPLE EXPOSURE, 12. CUISINE, 13. DOCUMENTS, 14. SMILE SHOT, 15. BEACH & SNOW, 16. BIRD WATCHING, 17. PRE-CAPTURE MOVIE, 18. QUICK SHUTTER, 19. SOFT BACKGROUND SHOT), Movie In-Camera Panorama, PC Panorama (Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master software) High-speed2: 10 frames per second, 25 frames (3MP) High-speed1: 6 frames per second, 25 frames (5MP) Normal speed: 1 frame per second, 5 frames (12MP) Bracketing: Exposure Bracketing, 5 Frames Interval Shooting Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Perfect Shot Preview, Histogram, Frame Assist, AF Lock, AE Lock, Voice Recording
White Balance Control
Exposure Compensation Image File Format
Number of Recorded Pixels
Motion Blur Suppression Shooting Modes
Shooting Assist Functions
AVI Movie with Sound: 640x480 (30/15fps) 320x240 (30/15fps) TruePic™ III Image Processor Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 second or longer in specific scene modes Still Image: Single, Index Display (4/9/16/25), Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation, Calendar, Histogram, Voice Playback Movie: Normal, Fast-Forward, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame, Index, Voice Playback Still Image: Red-Eye Fix, Shadow Adjustment Edit, Beauty Fix, Resize, Cropping, Black & White, Sepia, Calendar, Face Focus, Brightness Movie: Movie Edit, Still Image Cropping, Frame Index Built-in, Wireless Flash Auto (for low light and backlit conditions) Red-Eye Reduction Fill-in Fill-in + Red-Eye Reduction Slow Synchro1 Slow1 + Red-Eye Reduction Slow Synchro2 Off Wide: 0.98ft (0.3m) - 29.5ft (9m) at ISO 800 Tele: 5.6ft (1.7m) - 16.4ft (5m) at ISO 800 12 Seconds 22 MB internal memory xD-Picture Card™ (1GB, 2GB), microSD (MASD-1 is required) Multi-Terminal (USB Connector, Audio/Video Output), DC Input, HD Output USB 2.0 High-Speed (USB Mass Storage) Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 2000/XP/VISTA with USB port, Mac OS X 10.3 or later with USB port Software: Windows® 2000PRO/XP/VISTA, Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5 Operation: 32° – 104°F (0° – 40°C) Storage: -4° – 140°F (-20° – 60°C) Operation: 30% – 90% humidity
Image Processing Noise Reduction
Playback Edit Effects
Flash Flash Modes
Flash Working Range
Self-Timer Memory Removable Media Card Outer Connectors
Auto-Connect USB System Requirements
Storage: 10% – 90% humidity Power Source Battery Life (CIPA DC-002) Dimension Weight (4) AA Batteries, AC Adapter (C-7AC) 340 shots 4.3"W x 3.5"H x 3.6"D (110.1mm x 89.7mm x 91.0mm) 15.3oz (435g) without batteries and memory card