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Carol  
Should I ask Santa for this camera this Christmas?
10/10/07, 8:40am (Last Edited: 10/10/07, 8:42am)
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One of the main reasons I like Olympus cameras is because of their super macro function which means you can focus on objects as close as 0.4 inch away. I love taking up close pictures of flowers, leaves, bugs, etc. so this function suits me very well. And on the other end of the spectrum this sucker has an 18x zoom! There's no way I can afford a digital SLR with that kind of zoom capability, plus I wouldn't want to carry such a heavy thing while going hiking anyway. This one only weighs about 13 oz So whatcha think?

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2007_reviews/sp550.h
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http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/product.a
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Larry Levy  
Re: Should I ask Santa for this camera this Christmas?
10/10/07, 9:49am
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That looks very similar to my Kodak digital SLR. It also has a very good macro setting. Janice and I need to learn more about the manual setting, especially in low light situations. The camera in auto mode tends to have too slow a shutter speed for night time, indoor pictures that are at a greater distance than portrait.

Steve's is an excellent rating and review site. Lon suggested it to us when we were shopping for a camera.

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Re: Should I ask Santa for this camera this Christmas?
10/10/07, 11:44am
I've been lusting for the SP-550UZ since it was first announced. It sounds like the perfect camera to replace my aging Olympus C-8080WZ as my main hiking camera. The reviews sound good. I don't know anyone personally who has bought one, though. But, I do know several people who have recently bought the new pocket sized waterproof Olympus P&S cameras, and the results I've seen from those are awesome (including underwater video!). Olympus' quality has always been excellent, in my opinion. I wouldn't have any second thoughts about buying this camera. I just haven't gotten around to doing it yet, myself...

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