Reviews and Problems with Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom
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One of the best digital cameras you'll find under $100, fantastic zoom lens
21 June 2012
Summary: I agree with other reviewers here. This is one of the best kept secrets in digital cameras. The high quality 10x optical zoom lens is the heart of the system and allows great depth-of-field shots with the autofocus on. Great for candid shots because you can be far enough away that the subject doesn't realize his/her picture is being taken.
GREAT camera especially at the current pricing.. I bought 2 of them!!!!!!
1 March 2012
Summary: This purchase was a replacement (Duracell battery leaked and ruined it) for the same camera I have had for the past 10 years. I was looking specifically for this model. I like the zoom, ability to change ISO and low light pictures without flash- it has a flip up flash also. It is simple to use having both a view finder and a screen. It is point and shoot with a 10x optical zoom, using a set of 4 AA batteries.
Summary: I just bought this for a camera for the kids to use. We have a Canon Rebel (which I wont' let them use) and they use their ipods for photos and I was so tired of the low quality photos on the ipods, I decided we needed a second camera. I was tempted to get something with higher megapixels that was cute and pink and compact and I am SO glad I did my research and chose this one instead. The pictures have a great quality. The 10 zoom is fun to use.
Summary: I now have three 740's, this camera is amazing, I have too many other cameras but this is the only model that actually makes you a better photographer, it has amazing detail, bulls eye ability in exposure, and i have never seen one in bad shape, build quality is fantastic, if you buy one, learn how to open and close and lock the battery door, some people break them because they lock.
Summary: I already had a c-700 I bought new years ago for over $450. I bought the c-740 because the smart media is scarce and expensive for the c-700 compared to the c-740's xd card. It has most of the features, plus some new ones and I feel a lot less apprehensive about not having to watch after a $450 dollar camera. It takes great pictures. I am not a real camera buff and I find it farely simple to use. I'd buy another one, wait, I did. I bid on another c-740 and won.
Summary: I LOVE MY OLYMPUS C740 WITH EXCEPTION OF CAMERA DOOR PROBLEMS, REPLACED DOOR ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO, BROKE AGAIN, WHEN LOOKING F0R ANOTHER DOOR I FOUND A USED C740 ON EBAY FOR ABOUT THE SAME COST AS A DOOR. I PURCHASED THE CAMERA, IT WAS SENT AS PROMISED, RECEIVED AS PROMISED, IN CONDITION AS PROMISED, WORKS GREAT, COULDNT BE HAPPIER. NOW IF THEY COULD JUST FIX THE DOOR PROBLEM. NOW I HAVE ONE PERFECT C740 AND ONE THAT NEEDS A DOOR, WHICH IS NOW A BACK UP.
Summary: This is a great product. We have used this same exact camera for years. My wife loves this camera so much; she asked can I find the same camera. After searching high and low, we found it. The Zoom quality is awesome, and the pictures are outstanding. Hope we can find another one when we need it.
Summary: this camera takes beautiful pics. i bought one off ebay. it was misrepresented badly and had not been taken care of at all. i decided to keep it because of the pictures it takes. even having to tape the battery door shut and try to keep the lens from falling out. lol.
Summary: I would have to say this is prob'ly, overall, the best camera I've ever owned. I got this back when it was new and over $400. I wanted a great prosumer level camera with good zoom capability and excellent picture quality. This totally fit the bill. I've always been amazed at the picture clarity and color saturation with Olympus cameras and this model beat all. Plus, with 10x optical zoom (digital zoom is worthless), you get get really close up from a distance.