The Olympus SP-550UZ packs an 18x optical zoom, RAW capture and a helpful
guide mode into a solidly built EVF camera, but some of the "features" come
with asterisks and footnotes.
Camera Test: Olympus SP-550UZ225885OlympusSP-550 UZIn many ways, the Olympus SP-550UZ represents both the best and the worst of digital camera marketing. On the one hand, it's is a solidly built EVF, with an astonishing 18X optical zoom (4.68-84.24mm f/2.8-4.5, or a 28-504mm equivalent in 35mm), effective sensor-shift image stabilization, a 7.1 Megapixel CCD, a RAW shooting mode, and lots of other impressive features. It even feels like a slightly scaled-down DSLR in the hands.