i’ve been wanting this camera since January this year (2007) and finally today, 11 months later, i bought it. At a great price and included bonus (2gig XD card), postage and insurance i paid AUD 414.00.
And best of it all is that i paid it with the money ive earned mainly thru my tshirt & creative designs at Redbubble and Cafepress (and theres still change!)
So big THANK YOU to all that support my arts & dreams :) Cuz YOU make it possible!
NOTE : theres still time to get this deal if you want – click the image which will take you to my site, artdictive, and get the link to the item from there..
Far and wide, the world’s most powerful ultra zoom. Capture the moment, and capture the action, with the world’s most powerful ultra zoom — the 7.1 megapixel SP-550 UZ. Its new 18x wide-angle super-telephoto zoom lens gets you closer to your subject than any other compact digital camera on the market. Dual Image Stabilization eliminates blur. And with high-speed sequential shooting and new Pre-Capture* technology, you’ll capture anything that moves. Even shoot in low light without a flash, thanks to Bright Capture Technology, and it’s easy to preview, shoot and share with the large 2.5" high-resolution LCD.
18X WIDE-ANGLE ZOOM
The 18x super-telephoto zoom brings you closer to the action than any other compact digital camera on the market, and at the same time, the wide-angle lens allows more in your frame. The SP-550’s 100x total zoom capability is perfect for indoor shooting, landscapes and group shots.
15FPS & PRE-CAPTURE.
With a burst rate of up to 15fps*, you can freeze moments in time to get the shot you want. And the new Pre-Capture* technology works as soon as the focus is locked, it automatically archives five frames in the camera’s buffer memory prior to the shutter release. You’ll capture the perfect shot even if your reaction time is slow.
FULL MANUAL EXPOSURE CONTROL.
The SP-550 is as versatile as you want it to be. It allows advanced creative control, yet it’s easy enough for any family member to point-and-shoot beautiful images.
DUAL IMAGE STABILIZATION. << YES!!! GOOD FOR FESTIVAL Photography!
Olympus’ new 2-in-1 anti-blur solution. Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization keeps your shot steady by compensating for camera shake (ideal for shooting in low light and zooming), and Digital Image Stabilization freezes the action with high ISO sensitivity and fast shutter speeds. These two technologies combine to help you capture crisp, clear images in any situation, even at longer focal lengths.
The SP-550 UZ offers the highest ISO sensitivity of any ultra zoom for superior low-light and fast-action photography. Combine ISO 5000* with shutter speeds of up to 1/2000 second and you’ll capture fast-action photos, at the game or in your own backyard, with ease.
BRIGHT CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY.
Even when it’s too dark for your eyes to see, you can preview your subject clearly on the LCD, then capture an image that’s clear and bright without having to use a flash.^