Olympus C-770 UZ Review
Date: July 12, 2004
Beginner to Serious Amateur
Olympus Camedia C-770 Ultra Zoom Review is based
on a production model. All sample images are unretouched,
except where specified.
16.6mm (100mm), Program, Pattern, 1/800 sec.,
F4.0 and ISO 64
The Olympus Camedia C-770 Ultra Zoom
is Olympus' fourth generation of ultra zooms (starting
with the C-700 UZ), and it only gets better. Now
featuring 4MP resolution, the C-770 UZ still sports
the popular 10x optical zoom in a sleeker and
more compact metal body.
The C-770 takes great pictures outdoors and indoors.
It has a novel dual tubes pop-up flash to handle
the different requirements of wide-angle and telephoto
coverage, and I have my best indoors pictures
so far with the C-770 using its on-camera flash.
The C-770's autofocus is able to distinguish
small details and lock focus on them. It is quite
fast in good lighting; however, lacking an AF
assist illuminator, it will hunt in low-light
to lock focus.
I like the sleeker body and the construction
feels very solid. The Olympus Camedia C-770 Ultra
Zoom is a wonderful package in a relatively compact
body, and makes a very attractive proposition
for beginner and serious amateur photographers
alike. It's easy to use in Program AE mode, and
there is enough flexibility to allow the beginner
to later progress to more serious photography,
if desired. If you're looking for an ultra zoom
digital camera, be sure to include the Olympus
Camedia C-770 Ultra Zoom in your short list.
See if you fit the Olympus Camedia C-770 Ultra
Zoom User Profile below:
||Desire a quality 4 MP
resolution point-and-shoot digital camera
capable of producing prints of up to
||Want a long zoom. Want
a long zoom. Want a long zoom.
||Want eveything a beginner
or serious amateur photographer needs
to learn, experiment and grow in digital
||Want more exposure flexibility
than provided by a point-and-shoot digital
||Want a well-rounded digital
camera for general family use.