- 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.5" Fixed Display
- ISO 64 - 6400
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 640 x 480 video
- 26-520mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
- 413g - 116 x 84 x 81mm
- Released January 2009
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- Size Comparison
Olympus SP-565UZ overview
Olympus SP-565UZ is Olympus's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially announced on January of 2009. The camera houses a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The SP-565UZ is scored #233 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all-around #1061 out of 1459 for cameras in our list. You can check out our Smart camera filter to find camera listings based on your customized requirements.
Below is a chart of various criteria used in the scoring system.
Olympus SP-565UZ family
The Olympus SP-565UZ has a history of related cameras. Below, you can find all previous and brand new models along with main specifications.
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Olympus SP-565UZ Gallery
You can see the SP-565UZ from different angles in the gallery below.
Olympus SP-565UZ Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pros and cons of the Olympus SP-565UZ based on factors that are often seen as essential in a camera.
Olympus SP-565UZ Sensor specifications
The spec of the sensor on the Olympus SP-565UZ is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization since the latter can produce cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CCD sensor has 10 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 64 to 6400. RAW files are supported which means that you have wider margin for error.
The graphic below shows the SP-565UZ's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The SP-565UZ sensor has a crop factor of 5.9 and is pointed out in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Olympus SP-565UZ dimensions
Olympus SP-565UZ weighs around 0.91 lb (413g / 14.57 oz) & the sizing of the camera is 116mm x 84mm x 81mm (4.6" x 3.3" x 3.2"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Olympus SP-565UZ is very similar compared to its rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Below is a pic of the Olympus SP-565UZ next to a soft drink so you're able to get a feel for its scale.
The top view below will show the button layout on the SP-565UZ.
Olympus SP-565UZ Lens specifications
The SP-565UZ offers a built in lens providing a focal range of 26-520mm making it a 20.0 x zoom which is exceptional and would allow you to zoom right in.
At the widest 26mm, it comes with an aperture of f2.8 which is kind of slow and not very good for low light occasions and you might find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You will also have to up the ISO setting leading to noisy pictures. On the tele end, 520mm is phenomenal zoom and comes to f4.5 making it very sluggish and you might need to utilize slow shutter speeds.
Olympus SP-565UZ Connectivity
The SP-565UZ has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that include NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can copy pictures and usually alter settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Several applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Olympus SP-565UZ Video specifications
The highest video quality on the Olympus SP-565UZ is 640 x 480 and you can capture in format. 480p is low for today's standards. You should try to get a minimum FUll HD quality for good video. The camera doesn't include a microphone or headphone socket which means you get no control over the sound. It is probably best to consider a different camera in case you want good sound for your video clips.
Olympus SP-565UZ Weather Sealing
Olympus SP-565UZ doesn't include weather proofing so damp conditions may damage the camera.
Olympus SP-565UZ Display and Viewfinder
The Olympus SP-565UZ is equipped with a 2.5 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specifications for Olympus SP-565UZ are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
Viewfinders are very handy in bright outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Olympus SP-565UZ Shutter specifications
Olympus SP-565UZ has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Olympus SP-565UZ Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Olympus SP-565UZ comes with both in-built flash together with external flash ability.
Olympus SP-565UZ Autofocusing specifications
Olympus SP-565UZ comes with just Contrast Based Autofocus & doesn't have Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & precise when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.
It supports 143 focus points to pick from. Olympus SP-565UZ can use manual focusing when required in low light or you need more accurate control on focusing.
Olympus SP-565UZ Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest (600) battery life in this group of cameras.
Below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the highest battery life:
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Olympus SP-565UZ for various categories of photography
The following bar chart shows a analysis of the Olympus SP-565UZ for various categories of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with Olympus SP-565UZ
The Olympus SP-565UZ receives a rating of 39 which is terrible, and means the camera is just not good for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW files & flexibility to use external flash.
Olympus SP-565UZ Street photography advice
Getting a reasonable points total of 56, the Olympus SP-565UZ is reasonably appropriate to use in street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of image quality and portability.
Olympus SP-565UZ as a Sports photography camera
A terrible sports photography points tally of 33 means the Olympus SP-565UZ is just not good for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have fantastic autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Olympus SP-565UZ
Size is super important when picking a travel camera. All round, the Olympus SP-565UZ gets a decent 52 as a travelling camera which is reasonably adequate to buy for your travels.
Olympus SP-565UZ Landscape photography factors
For anyone who is looking to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Olympus SP-565UZ with it's terrible grade of 40 as a landscape camera is just not good within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Olympus SP-565UZ
A camera for vlogging really should have a moving screen, mic port and if possible IBIS. Considering every thing, the Olympus SP-565UZ is just not good for vlogging as it receives a terrible rating of 24.
Olympus SP-565UZ Alternatives
If you are shopping for alternatives to the SP-565UZ, here is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall into the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line graph down below gives you an overview of the SP-565UZ versus it's highest ranking rivals suggested above.
There are more cameras you might take a look at as alternate options. To go through a extensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.