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Old Apr 1, 2010, 4:11 AM   #1
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Default Olympus SP-800 - oly goes back to bad!

Oly seem to have gone from bad to great to back to bad and to awful regarding the user interface of the SP megazooms - the SP550 was decent usabilty wise, the SP570 was a fabulous update of the user interface and features with its extra buttons, command dial, wonderful TTL Hotshoe (excellent with the FL50) and smooth ring zooming - then with the 565 and 590 they went back to the 550 interface but without the build quality or refinemenrt .

Now the 800 not only has removed nearly all the buttons, viewfinder and dials, it even looks ghastly too (here is a feel of what a 30x lens can do without viewfinder: http://olympus-sp800.blogspot.com/ ) - I hate to think what the image quaity will be like
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Old Apr 1, 2010, 4:21 PM   #2
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Hard to say which traditional camera company, Nikon, Olympus or Pentax, has the worst collection of digicams. It's close, and not a good thing for any of them.
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