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My first camera, and will be my best ever.

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04.06.2004

Advantages:
Top quality photos, easy to use and optical zoom

Disadvantages:
When switched on the lens sticks out a lot, easy to break off .

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Picture Quality

Range & Quality of Features

Ease of Use

Durability

Overall Look & Design

ReliabilityExcellent

SizeAverage

WeightAverage

Value for MoneyExcellent

Instruction ManualGood

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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 camera came in a cube shape box with pictures of the camera on the sides at different angles.

On the front of the camera it says: CAMEDIA, DIGITAL CAMERA C-700 Ultra Zoom. OLYMPUS OPTICAL ZOOM 10X

To switch the camera on there is a small wheel where you choose the setting you want and turn it to the picture representing it. The setting of photos are:
- Viewing photos (shown using a small green arrow)
- Auto taking photos (the word AUTO)
- Landscape photos (picture of a house)
- Action photo (a small running man)
- Portraight photo (a lady's head)
- The letter P, i'm not sure what this setting is
- A/S/M, again, i'm not sure.
- Movies (small film reel)

After choosing a setting, you then press the red power button located at the back of the camera above the viewing screen.

Not only can you take photos but you can make 15 second mini movies including sound when you put them onto a comuputer.

I find this camera extremly easy to use. To zoom in all you have to do is flick a small switch across which is right next to the shutter button which automatically focuses for you. To use auto flash there's a tiny grey button which pops up the flash lens. the button is located on the top of the camera nect to the microphone. Deleting photos is also very easy with the press of a button.

Other features of the camera are:
- Multi-Spot metering
- 1-27X seamless digital zoom
- Electronic Viewfinder
- 2,110,00 Pixel CCD

The things that came with the camera are:
- Strap
- USB cable
- AV cable (PAL)
- Lithium battery CR-V3 (2X)
- 8 MB Smartmedia card
- Software CD-ROM (utility software)

I'm not sure how much this camera cost as i got as a christmas present.

Contact details:

Optical Co. (Europa) GmbH
http://www.olympus-europa.com
Technical Hotline: +0800-6108300

I would extremely recommend anyone to buy this digital camera.


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redballoon 07.06.2004 12:20

This sounds a really good camera x

Bigbaz 04.06.2004 23:26

Olympus make a great 35mm camera and it looks as if they have made the transition to digital now.

SurveyMasterNico 04.06.2004 22:49

Very informative review, but maybe you should write about it from your point of view and how it has been when you've used it, like how long it stays charged for and whether you get good focus when you upload them to your computer, etc.

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Manufacturer's product description

Reaching new performance heights in the ULTRA ZOOM series, the Olympus C-720 ULTRA ZOOM is the first model to featu...

General

MPN C-720, 0050332137264, N1224892, C-720UZ, 137264
Product Type Digital camera - compact
Enclosure Colour Metallic silver

Exposure & white balance

Light Sensitivity ISO 100, ISO 400, ISO 200
Exposure Metering Spot, matrix
Exposure Modes Programme, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority

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