At A Glance

Big, bright LCD is easy to use even in direct sunlight, but some text exposures were dark and colors seemed cold.

Manufacturer’s Description

The 5 megapixel Stylus 500 takes great pictures. It records excellent movies with sound. It's all weather for everyday use. And it boasts incredible features like 21 shooting modes, a new Album function, and a large, state-of-the-art 2.5" HyperCrystal LCD so you and others can see photos and watch your QuickTime movies from virtually any angle.

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
HDMI No
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 2.50 "
Effective Camera Resolution 5.0 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/1000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 4 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Red-eye Reduction, Flash OFF
General Information
Manufacturer Olympus Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number 225580
UPC Code 050332151383
Brand Name Olympus
Product Name Stylus 500 Compact Camera
Marketing Information

The 5 megapixel Stylus 500 takes great pictures. It records excellent movies with sound. It's all weather for everyday use. And it boasts incredible features like 21 shooting modes, a new Album function, and a large, state-of-the-art 2.5" HyperCrystal LCD so you and others can see photos and watch your QuickTime movies from virtually any angle.

Product Model 500
Product Type Compact Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 2560 x 1920
Lens
Optical Zoom 3.0 x
Digital Zoom 4.0
Minimum Focus Distance 7.90
Memory
Memory Card Supported xD-Picture Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Stylus 500 Digital Camera
  • 32MB xD-Picture Card
  • Li-12B Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Charger
  • Multi-terminal for USB & Audio/Video out
  • Wrist Strap
  • Basic Instruction Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • CD ROM:
    • Olympus Master Software
    • Advanced Manual
  • Network & Communication
    GPS No
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 2.2"
    Width 3.9"
    Depth 1.2"
    Weight (Approximate) 5.8 oz
    Video
    Video Formats QuickTime
    Maximum Video Resolution 320 x 240
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type No
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Good
    Color Fair
    Sharpness Poor
    Distortion Poor
    Performance
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 53.0
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 62.0
    Number of Shots 264.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 144.5
    Image Quality Score Good
    Image Quality, Distortion 40.0
    Image Quality, Exposure 59.3
    Battery Life Score Good
    Image Quality, Sharpness 30.1
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality, Overall 57.0
    Image Quality, Color 58.0