New Olympus SP-550 UZ and Microsoft Photo Info


Olympus just announced the Olympus SP-550 UZ, and this looks like a sweet camera. Features include: 18x wide optical zoom (equivalent to 28-504mm on a 35mm camera) 1:2.8-4.5, Dual Image Stabilization, 7.1 megapixels, 15 fps burst rate, and super macro mode. And yes, the SP-550 captures in Raw mode. I think this is going to be a camera that many photographers toss in their backpack for day hikes and family outings.

Microsoft Photo Info

Here's a slick new tool for photographers who use Windows: the Microsoft Photo Info allows photographers to add, change and delete common metadata properties for digital photographs from inside Windows Explorer. It also provides enhanced hover tips and additional sort properties for digital photographs in Explorer (in Details view). Photo Info is a free download and works on both XP and Vista platforms.


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That Olympus SP-550 UZ is so tempting to replace my recently deceased CF-750 UZ, very, very tempting. If I had not just moved to a Nikon D80 this past week, I would be ordering it already. It will have to wait a little while now, but it looks to be a very fine grabshot camera for me in the future.

This must by better than 510 UZ but image quality for 18x zoom must by little bit. Very good camera to travel and holiday

Well done big 18x zomm is good for travel or holliday but IMHO too long zoom must have more problems with quality and sharpening. Good choise for my girlfriend I must stay with my D80