Reviews and Problems with Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom
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Value for money 9
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 9
9 June 2006
Conclusion: Olympus C7070 - Professional ambitions The Olympus Camedia C7070 Wide Zoom definitely has professional ambitions. It features a sturdy and beautiful housing, a unique dual auto focus system and more than sufficient settings to meet the requirements of the demanding photographer.
Summary: 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.
Conclusion: The 7.1-megapixel Olympus C-7070 is a solid, sturdy, metal-bodied camera that provides enthusiasts with a number of powerful features. Images have lively colors and moderate sharpness, but the price might give some photographers pause.
Excerpt: The Olympus
C-7070 Wide Zoom ($699) is the 7.1 Megapixel
update to the C-5060 Wide Zoom, which was introduced
back in 2003. The C-7070 shares many of the features
of its predecessor, including a wide-angle 4X zoom
lens, two memory card slots, dual focusing system,
full manual controls, and a unique...
Pros: Wide-angle 4X zoom lens, Very good photo quality, though I'd adjust some settings (see below), Built like a tank (with one exception), Full manual controls, Flip-up, rotating LCD display; good low light visibility, Not one, but two live histograms!, Dual focusing systems, dual memory card slots, ...
Cons: Color saturation and sharpness a little too low at default settings, Movie clips limited to 20 secs at highest quality setting, Cheap plastic door over memory card slot, Low light focusing should be better, Unimpressive continuous shooting mode, Flash a little weak, Sluggish image playback, espec...
Summary: The Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom combines professional features and a high quality wide angle lens in a compact, rugged, magnesium body. The wide angle zoom has a 35mm equivalent focal length coverage of 27mm to 110mm and lets photographers frame more of the subject into their composition.
Excerpt: $999 4.9 As the “wide zoom” tag on the name suggests this camera has a zoom range favouring the short focal length end. Its reach is from 27mm to 110mm film equivalent, which is just about ideal for cathedrals at one end to portraits at the other.
Pros: Once the shooting parameters are set the C7070 is close to perfection. Focus is fast and accurate; white balance and exposure are excellent; operation is quick with no noticeable shutter lag; the 7 megapixel sensor produces beautifully smooth images; skin tones and textures are exemplary. Macro i...
Cons: Once the shooting parameters are set the C7070 is close to perfection. Focus is fast and accurate; white balance and exposure are excellent; operation is quick with no noticeable shutter lag; the 7 megapixel sensor produces beautifully smooth images; skin tones and textures are exemplary. Macro i...
Summary: If you can't afford an SLR or don't want to carry around a bulky kit, then the Olympus Camedia C-7070WZ is hard to beat. Its battery life is great, the lens is superb – the only thing lacking is a little more telephoto range.