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Olympus C-7070 WideZoom Review
|Review Date: May
Serious to Advanced Amateur
Olympus Camedia C-7070 Wide Zoom Review is based
on a production model. All sample images are unretouched,
except where specified.
5.7mm (27.2mm), Program, Pattern, 1/320 sec.,
F4, -0.3EV and ISO 80
Housed within a distinctively professional-looking
rugged magnesium black body, the Olympus Camedia
C-7070 Wide Zoom is choke-full of features
and yet can be point-and-shoot easy to use in
Auto and Programmed Auto modes.
Featuring 7.1 megapixel resolution, an excellent
wide-angle coverage (27mm), and a 4x optical zoom,
the Olympus C-7070 provides the capability to
capture an expansive vista as well as pleasing
portraits. A Super Macro mode takes you as close
as 3 cm (1 in.) to your subject to explore the
world of the small. Image quality is very good,
with CA sometimes present in high-contrast shots.
The Olympus C-7070 won't easily fit into your
pockets, but may be just compact enough to slide
into a large coat/jacket pocket and its 420g (13.5
oz) weight gives it a hefty and rugged feel. It's
heavy in comparison to the compacts and ultra
compacts, but feels light in comparison to a dSLR.
The Olympus Camedia C-7070 Wide Zoom will appeal
to two groups of photographers: the professional
photographer looking for a compact (relative to
a dSLR) take-anywhere digital camera, and to serious
amateur photographers ready to graduate to a digital
camera offering full control and exposure flexibility.
In fact, the Olympus C-7070 packs more professional
features into a rugged solid body than you would
probably use and can do almost anything you ask
of it, though you should be prepared to spend
some time learning its many features. It provides
full exposure flexibility, program shift, two
live histograms, a swivel LCD, dual memory card
slots (CF and xD), RAW file format, image stabilization
in movie mode, a long-lasting rechargeable battery,
a hot shoe to attach an external flash, and supports
lots of optional accessories, including an underwater
housing certified to depths of up to 131 feet.
See if you fit the Olympus Camedia C-7070
Wide Zoom User Profile below:
||Desire a wide-angle lens
for group shots and expansive vistas.
||Desire a 7.1 MP high resolution
||Want a digital camera
that captures very good image quality.
||Want a camera that has
||Want a full-featured digital
camera with many pro features.
||Want ability to add on
optional accessories, including powerful
external flash and underwater housing.
||Want a large 1.8 in. swivel
LCD with fast refresh rate.