SP-350 Digital Camera


Olympus

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The SP-350 Digital Camera

  • 30 selectable shooting modes, including 27 creative scene
    options
  • Powered by CRV3 battery (included) or two AA-size batteries;
    stores images on xD-Picture Cards
  • 8.0-megapixel CCD captures enough detail for photo-quality 16 x
    22-inch prints
  • 3x optical zoom; 2.5-inch LCD display
  • Add optional conversion lenses to the camera's threaded barrels
    (not included); hot shoe attachment accepts external flashes

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    13 Reviews  

    Average Rating: 4 out of 5

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    Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
    BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/6/2007
    4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/15/2007 1:50:51 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/15/2007 1:50:51 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/15/2007 1:50:51 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/15/2007 1:50:51 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/15/2007 1:50:51 PM
    Rating: 4 out of 5
    Love the Super Macro, I can almost stick the lens to the subject. Great camera to bring everywere.
    8/15/2007 1:50:51 PM
     
    Marty H. Munson 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/21/2007 3:29:07 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/21/2007 3:29:07 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/21/2007 3:29:07 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/21/2007 3:29:07 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/21/2007 3:29:07 AM
    Rating: 4.5 out of 5
    With the bad comments regarding this camera I have 2 things to say:
    1. MAKE SURE YOU UPDATE THE FIRMWARE when you get your camera!!
    2. USE ONLY LITHIUM BATTERYS!!

    I have used this camera now for about 8 months and I must say that I have been very impressed with the image quality.
    I shoot panoramics and they come out stunning at 20" x 84"
    The Hot Shoe is one of the best features for a small "point and shoot" camera.
    The battery issue is easely taken care of by shooting with lithium batterys. Don't skimp when it comes to power for the camera! Ni-Cads work barely and Alkalines are a joke. USE LITHIUM BATTERYS, I get somewhere around 500 shots with lithium and about 30 with alkalines and around 80 with Ni-Cads.

    I can only say that I LOVE SP-350 so get the camera and do what I tell you above and you WILL love it too!

    6/21/2007 3:29:07 AM
     
    Carol McCants
    BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/21/2004
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    1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2007 7:41:20 AM 1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2007 7:41:20 AM 1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2007 7:41:20 AM 1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2007 7:41:20 AM 1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2007 7:41:20 AM
    Rating: 1 out of 5
    I would urge anyone considering buying this camera to reconsider.
    Granted mine could just be a lemon but Olympus does not stand behind their product. The LCD monitor went out. They claim the monitor is not covered under warranty.
    To make a long story short they are fixing but at a cost of $73.85 negotiated down from $128.00.
    The pictures it takes are only so-so and it will only shoot around 20 shots before the batteries go out.
    To say I am dissapointed in Olympus would be an understatement!
    3/9/2007 7:41:20 AM
     
    Andrew Goloida 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/22/2006 5:43:44 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/22/2006 5:43:44 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/22/2006 5:43:44 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/22/2006 5:43:44 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/22/2006 5:43:44 PM
    Rating: 4 out of 5
    Very functional camera, easy to use and has multiple excellent features. Shoots in raw and jpeg format.
    6/22/2006 5:43:44 PM
     
    Chandra Sekharan B
    BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/22/2006
    4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/10/2006 1:34:07 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/10/2006 1:34:07 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/10/2006 1:34:07 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/10/2006 1:34:07 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/10/2006 1:34:07 AM
    Rating: 4 out of 5
    Very good in operation ,but weight is very less , tripod is needed or chance of shake high. Very fast , Lot of options, good video and sound.This have big 2.5 inch LCD screen , fixed one but the power consumption high . Better if more heavy and with rotatable LCD monitor. Images are very good . In sport mode I have taken pictures from a 70km/hr vehicle without shake/shadow
    6/10/2006 1:34:07 AM
     
    J D. Stucker, Sr. 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/4/2006 5:14:22 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/4/2006 5:14:22 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/4/2006 5:14:22 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/4/2006 5:14:22 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/4/2006 5:14:22 AM
    Rating: 5 out of 5
    Pictures explain themselves.
    5/4/2006 5:14:22 AM
     
    Bahama A. Wave
    BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
    3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/23/2006 9:42:03 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/23/2006 9:42:03 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/23/2006 9:42:03 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/23/2006 9:42:03 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/23/2006 9:42:03 AM
    Rating: 3 out of 5
    takes RAW format quick & light. easy to use.
    4/23/2006 9:42:03 AM
     
    Bahama A. Wave
    BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2006
    3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/23/2006 9:39:48 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/23/2006 9:39:48 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/23/2006 9:39:48 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/23/2006 9:39:48 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/23/2006 9:39:48 AM
    Rating: 3 out of 5
    takes RAW format
    4/23/2006 9:39:48 AM
     
    Hayley M. Palese 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/14/2006 9:22:25 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/14/2006 9:22:25 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/14/2006 9:22:25 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/14/2006 9:22:25 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/14/2006 9:22:25 AM
    Rating: 4.5 out of 5
    very good for almost any type of picture you want to take
    3/14/2006 9:22:25 AM
     
    Rhonda Journeay
    BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/15/2004
    4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2006 11:21:55 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2006 11:21:55 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2006 11:21:55 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2006 11:21:55 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2006 11:21:55 AM
    Rating: 4 out of 5
    Excellent little point & shoot that is small enough to carry around in a purse. Nice range of features, 8mp for terrific resolution images and really nice handling of different lighting situations. Actually has a hot shoe for an external flash. Big 2.5" LCD viewing screen and easy access to controls.
    1/21/2006 11:21:55 AM
     
    Steve Rodrigue 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2005 10:08:29 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2005 10:08:29 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2005 10:08:29 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2005 10:08:29 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2005 10:08:29 AM
    Rating: 3.5 out of 5
    Disavantages: you can not cancel the recording of the photo that you have just taken. You must wait until recording ends then you can erase it from the card. The optical zoom is only 3x. Advantages: A lots of cool options in the menu. Fast startup. Do not need a lense cap to protect the lense. 8 megapixels at a good price. Only needs two batteries to operate.
    12/29/2005 10:08:29 AM
     
    Savannah L. Leyde
    BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
    4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/31/2005 7:31:30 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/31/2005 7:31:30 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/31/2005 7:31:30 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/31/2005 7:31:30 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/31/2005 7:31:30 PM
    Rating: 4.5 out of 5
    Juat recieved this camera as a gift so I haven't had much time to get in depth usage. Overall it's a great camera. 8 Megapixel, 3X optical zoom. It's got great editing effects such as adding text and/or frames to your pictures. Built in red eye removal, and much more!
    10/31/2005 7:31:30 PM
     
    Gustav J. Kramer 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/30/2005 8:38:37 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/30/2005 8:38:37 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/30/2005 8:38:37 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/30/2005 8:38:37 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/30/2005 8:38:37 PM
    Rating: 4 out of 5
    Almost identical to SP-350 but with hotshoe and 8 MP vice 7.1. Nice camera. Compact, yet full manual control. Only drawbacks to date are poor battery life and lack of remote or 2 second timer (has 12 sec timer).
    10/30/2005 8:38:37 PM
     

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