The SP500UZ offers a 10x zoom, full manual control, RAW capture and a wealth of photographic and digital features. It includes lots of beginner-friendly scene modes, a predictive AF function, which predicts the location of a moving subject at the moment the shutter closes, a nice 2.5-inch screen and a 3cm macro mode.
Accessory lenses that attach to the threaded barrel on the lens augment the focal range and, like most megazoom models, the Olympus SP-500 UZ has an electronic viewfinder (EVF).
Focal Length: 6.3-63mm
ISO: Auto, 80-400
Shutter Speed (seconds): 15 – 1/1000
Screen: 2.5 inch LCD (115,000 pixels)
File Type: JPEG, RAW
Storage Type: xD-Picture Card
Power: 4 x AA battery
Dimensions (mm): 106 x 75 x 71
Weight (g): 285