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Olympus CAMEDIA C-720 Ultra Zoom

Reaching new performance heights in the ULTRA ZOOM series, the Olympus C-720 ULTRA ZOOM is the first model to feature three million pixels. The camera...

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“something solid to snap up”

published 02/04/2004

ProGenerally high quality pictures, easy to use witho...

Conssize of manual, larger than compacts

At work, I produce reports that include photo images, these reports are increasingly being distributed in e-format therefore I needed to progress to digital photography. But with little time or expertise, I contacted my IT department and they researched (I think!) sourced and purchased. The final...

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Excellent

ProTop quality photos, easy to use and optical zoom

ConsWhen switched on the lens sticks out a lot, easy t...

This is my first digital camera. I had used my dad's before so i had a vague idea on how to use it, so i haven't read the manual yet. I have also lost the manual but i can remember it being about half A5 paper size, it was quite thick and the instructions were in about 5 different languages. The...

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Good

ProManual aperture/shutter adjustment

ConsBulky

Like the title says, it's hard to put this camera into a niche. The lens makes it too bulky to be a general take everywhere point and click travel camera, but the aperature and width are too small to make it a professional SLR replacement. I bought the camera for the small and short focal length...

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“Olympus Ultra Zoom C-720”

published 02/12/2002

ProSharp and colour balanced image quality

ConsSlow focus speeds and limited low light performanc...

This is my first digital camera. This camera looks and feels a bit like a 35mm SLR. There are plenty of features and the general picture quality is better than expected. The standard imaging software is fairly comprehensive and easy to use, even for a first timer. Auto focusing is a little slow...

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“Camedia C720 Ultra zoom”

published 12/08/2004

Pronice and easy to use and hold

ConsLens sticks out a bit too far

Like the SLR cameras the olympus digital camera range seems to be well built - have lots of features and is easy to use. Although larger than the compacts its' size makes it easy to hold and use. Picture quality is very good and the large optical zoom (8*) and digital zoom(3*) makes for easy...

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Excellent

ProCompact, Medium Priced, Easy to Use

ConsPossible blurring - which can be overcome

I was looking for a good zoom digital so therefore researched the cameras thoroughly on the internet. I came across this one and found many mixed reviews. It was liked and disliked and the main problem for those that did not like it was that they were suffering from blurred photographs. I looked...

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Excellent

“Olympus C-720 Ulta Zoom”

published 21/10/2006

ProExcellent Resolution

ConsLow Battery Life

Now one of the best cameras to buy on the used market. Excellent resolution allowing you to make poster size prints with no appreciable loss of quality. Memory cards are easily and cheaply available and greatly enhance the standard 16Mb SM card bundled with camera. Battery life is pretty short...

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Product Information : Olympus CAMEDIA C-720 Ultra Zoom

Manufacturer's product description

Reaching new performance heights in the ULTRA ZOOM series, the Olympus C-720 ULTRA ZOOM is the first model to feature three million pixels. The camera's sensational resolution is supported by a host of precision-metering systems and bright optical system. With its very compact, stylish form the cam features an 8x zoom lens. When used together with the 3x digital zoom, 24x magnification is possible. Shooting is easy thanks to full auto and scene program modes. The more adventurous user will also appreciate the many manually adjustable settings.

Product Details

Product Description: Olympus CAMEDIA C-720 Ultra Zoom - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: English, English / Europe

Memory Card Slot: SmartMedia Card

Sensor Resolution: 3.0 Megapixel

Lens System: 8 x zoom lens - 6.4 - 51.2 mm - f/2.8-3.4

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 60 cm

Digital Zoom: 3 x

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Viewfinder: Electronic - 0.5" - colour

Display: LCD display - 1.5"

Supported Battery: 2 x CR-V3 lithium battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Colour: Metallic silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.8 cm x 7.8 cm x 7.6 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

General

MPN: C-720, 0050332137264, N1224892, C-720UZ, 137264

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Metallic silver

Localisation: English, English / Europe

Sensor Resolution: 3.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 3,340,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 3,000,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/2.5"

Optical Zoom: 8 x

Digital Zoom: 3 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: QuickTime

Image Recording Format: JPEG, TIFF

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Light Sensitivity: ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200

Exposure Metering: Spot, matrix

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, sports mode

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia

White Balance: Automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, tungsten light, daylight, overcast

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 8 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps

Auto Exposure Bracketing: 5 steps in 1/3 EV step

Lens System

Type: 8 x zoom lens - 6.4 - 51.2 mm - f/2.8-3.4

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 40 - 320mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Min Focus Distance: 60 cm

Macro Focus Range: 10-60cm, 0.1-2.0m

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive

Lens Construction: 7 groups / 10 elements

Features: Aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Pop-up flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode

Effective Flash Range: 0.1 m - 5.5 m

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 1.2 frames per second

Self Timer Delay: 12sec

Additional Features: Auto power save, date/time stamp, DPOF support, AE/FE lock, digital image rotation

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Electronic

Viewfinder Colour Support: Colour

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.5"

Viewfinder Resolution: 110,000 pixels

Display

Type: 1.5" LCD display

Resolution: 114,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: SmartMedia Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Olympus Camedia Master 4.0

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Lens cap, neck strap, USB cable, video cable

Battery

Battery Type: CR-V3, AA, CR-V3

Details: 2 x CR-V3 lithium battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: SmartMedia Card

Supported Memory Cards: SmartMedia

Included Memory Card: 16 MB SmartMedia

Image Storage: High TIFF 1984 x 1488 : 1 - with 16MB card ¦ High JPEG 1984 x 1488 : 7 - with 16MB card ¦ High JPEG 1984 x 1488 : 21 - with 16MB card ¦ High JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 24 - with 16MB card ¦ High JPEG 1280 x 960 : 26 - with 16MB card ¦ High JPEG 1024 x 768 : 39 - with 16MB card ¦ High JPEG 640 x 480 : 99 - with 16MB card

Video Capture: QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 16sec - max clip duration ¦ QuickTime - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 70 sec - max clip duration

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 10.8 cm

Depth: 7.8 cm

Height: 7.6 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

System Requirements for PC Connection

Peripheral Devices: USB port, CD-ROM Drive

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