Reviews and Problems with Olympus C-7000 Zoom / C-70 Zoom
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Good Overall Value
22 February 2006
Summary: This camera is a fast little camera with lots of nice features. It is a battery-hog however, so be sure to buy an extra battery or two for it. It takes around 2 hours to charge the lithium-ion battery pack to full capacity. The camera takes sharp pictures, but has a small amount of vigneting and slight barrel distortion at all focal lengths. These irregularities will not be noticed in most instances however.
Summary: My perfect camera has to do two things very well. First, it has to deliver superior results. Second, it has to be portable. I think this Olympus C-7000 comes the closest to perfect and this is the one that I bought. For superior results I thought I wanted a dSLR, but after handling one I realized I wouldn't often want to take something that large and vulnerable with me. The Canon G6 and S70 are the only other cameras that I took any serious interest in.
Great Camera, Questionable Software, New RAW Format
Mitchell Small, Amazon
22 February 2006
Summary: I'd like to split this review into different sections: The Camera, Implementation and Bundled Software. I'll begin with the negative impressions first. Implementation One of the driving forces behind my new digital camera purchase was that I'd outgrown my old camera's capabilities. My skills had reached the point where having a camera that saves images in a RAW format was highly desirable.
Summary: This camera has most of the features of my two well equipped Nikon FE's. It is a supplement and learning tool. Pluses: light; one unit not twenty; mostly complete; macro to tele; good price. Minuses: too small for my XXX hands (made a handle); No print manual; media & battery propritery. Has lived up to its promise and grows as I learn. Has usual CCD low contrast but I compensate easily. Would like to use filters but that's for the replacement camera.
Summary: Thsi is a correction to Mitchell Small's review and his comment about the Olympus Master software and TIF files where he states "You can save the image as a JPG or TIF, but there is quality loss involved." While he is correct about images saved in JPEG format losing quality, TIFF is a lossless format. TIFF files are larger than JPEG of course but files converted from the RAW format to TIFF retain the full quality of the image.