Reviews and Problems with Olympus C-7000 Zoom / C-70 Zoom
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Value for money 8
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 9
22 February 2006
Conclusion: The C-7000 is so unlike C-xxxx cameras of old it's almost worth Olympus using a new notation to distinguish it. It's considerably smaller and lighter, much thinner and yet no lighter on features. Despite its compact proportions it's probably the most comfortable of the compact seven megapixel digital cameras thanks to its stubby rubber front grip.
Pros: Good resolution, Low noise, low noise reduction, Above average automatic white balance, Very-fast startup, let down by off to first shot time, Good build quality, compact size, Five times optical zoom, good telephoto reach, Good range of image parameter adjustment (+/-5), Good 2.0" fast refresh LCD monitor, Compact and lightweight, Handy 'direct histogram' mode indicates over/under-exposure, Customizable controls, In-camera red-eye fix in play mode
Cons: Some purple fringing, Somewhat disappointing battery life, USB 1.1 transfer (slow), Very slow playback browsing, Card formatting takes a long time, Tendency for AF to hunt at telephoto / low light
Excerpt: Compact and light, robust titanium-coloured, metal body digital camera Olympus C-70 ZOOM offers Super Macro mode , which enables shots from an incredibly close 2cm away. This digital Point and Shoot camera is based on TruePic TURBO image processor, being able to record in TIFF, JPEG and RAW file formats.
Conclusion: The C-7000 Zoom has the power of an enthusiast-class camera squeezed into a compact size. It's easy to operate for non-techies, but versatile and powerful enough for more demanding users.
Pros: Perfectly exposed daylights shots with great dynamic range and color; 5X optical zoom; movable autofocus target zone; shoots in RAW, TIFF, and JPEG formats; useful panorama guides; extended exposure bracketing; in-camera slide show special effects; built-in red eye removal.
Cons: Flash shots underexposed; flimsy battery/memory card door and plastic tripod socket; no focusable diopter; no auxiliary flash capability; easy to cover sensor window with your finger.
Excerpt: The Olympus Camedia C-70 ZOOM comes across as unsure of its station in life. It presents itself as a simple point-and-shoot digital stills camera, but hidden in its innards are a hefty 7MP sensor and photographic controls that prove it's a serious piece of kit.
Summary: The Olympus Camedia C-7000 Zoom is a
full-featured digital camera with very good image
quality, very low noise and f-a-s-t operation
with no practical shutter lag -- all in a compact
and very light body. The Olympus C-7000 has a large and high resolution
2 in. LCD monitor with a fast refresh rate giving
a clear and smooth display.
Excerpt: Olympus joins the increasingly popular
7 Megapixel market with their C-7000
Zoom digital camera ($599). The C-7000Z is a midsize
camera with a 5X zoom lens, manual controls, and 2-inch
LCD display, just to name a few things.
Pros: Very good photo quality, though I'd adjust some settings, Attractive, sturdy (for the most part) body with 5X zoom lens, Full manual controls, Good all-around performance, save for RAW/TIFF mode, Larger-than-average LCD display, Not one, but two live histograms!, Support for RAW and TIFF formats; can edit RAW images right on the camera, VGA movie mode, but time-limited at the highest quality setting, AF-assist lamp, Excellent macro mode, Customizable menus/buttons; ca...
Cons: Color saturation and sharpness a little too low at default settings, Some redeye; in-camera redeye fix didn't work, Lens starts at 38 mm, hardly wide-angle; noticeable barrel distortion, Poorly placed flash; flash a little weak as well, Very clumsy door over battery/memory card compartment, LCD not usable in low light, Slow recording/playback of RAW/TIFF images, Full manual only on CD
Excerpt: Physical Views The C-7000 Zoom compared in size to a standard CD disc The C-7000 Zoom and the Stylus Verve Continue on to Features & Controls Olympus C-7000 Zoom Specifications CCD Imager 7.1 megapixel effective 7.41 megapixel gross 1/1.8" Lens 7.8 - 39.5mm (38 - 190mm equivalent in 35mm photography), consists of 9 lenses in 7 groups Digital Zoom Seamless to 30X (5x optical and 6X digital combined) Max. Aperture f2.8-f4.8 Shutter Speeds AUTO, 15 to 1/2000 sec.
Summary: With its smart, 'titanium' coloured metal body, 7.1-megapixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens and pop-up flash, the Olympus Camedia C-70 Zoom is an attractive package. It's small enough to slip in a coat pocket and the large (2.0-inch) 'sunshine' LCD screen provides a sharp view that is easier to use in bright conditions than standard LCDs.
Pros: Excellent colour reproduction, Live histogram displays over- and under-exposed areas, LCD monitor usable in outdoor lighting
Cons: Auto white balance unsatisfactory in incandescent light, Highlights can be lost in bright conditions [BG05]
Excerpt: Do redakce nám dorazil další digitální kompaktní fotoaparát s rozlišením 7MPix. Všechny současné modely s tímto rozlišením jsou si velmi podobné a tak Olympus neváhal a vybavil svůj model C-70Z bohatou výbavou obsahující 5x optický zoom, velký 2“ displej, super makro režim fungující od 2 cm a další. Jak dopadl Olympus C70 v našem testu? Jak je na tom ve srovnání s konkurencí?