Olympus C-7000 Zoom Review
By Movable Type Admin
Features & Controls
The C-7000 sports an Olympus 5x zoom lens with a 7.8 - 39.5mm (38 - 190mm in 35mm equivalent) focal length. The aperture is variable from f2.8/4.8 - f8.0 (adjustable in 1/3 EV steps). This is an all-glass lens constructed of 9 elements in 7 groups with 2 aspherical lenses. The lens retracts into the body when powered down and is protected by a built-in lens cap.
The C-7000 has an auto focus range of 47" - Infinity (1.2m -
Infinity) in Normal mode and 3.2" - 24" (8cm - 60cm) in Macro mode. It
also features Super Macro mode which lets you get as close as 0.8" (2cm) from the
lens when in wide-angle position.
To aid in focusing in dim lighting the camera features a focus-assist illuminator.
The manual popup flash has modes for: Auto (for low light and backlit conditions), Red-eye
Reduction, Fill-in, Slow, Red-eye Reduction + Slow and Forced Off.
The maximum flash range is: Wide/Tele 5m/3.5m (at ISO Auto).
Controls on top are the Power button and shutter release with the zoom lens control
mounted around it. The zoom lever also functions as the index and zoomed playback
control while in play mode.
Controls on the back: Across the top is the AE/AF lock (Delete in
playback), the Selftimer/Remote button (DPOF in playback) and the Flash mode
button (Protect in playback.) The Mode Dial has positions for Program AE,
Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual, My Mode, Scene, Movie and
Playback. Pressing the AEL button locks exposure (Image rotate in playback.)
The Quick View button lets you recall the last image captured quickly.. The
4-way "Arrow Controls" are used for navigating menus, changing settings and
selecting playback images. The OK button accepts menu selections and calls
up the menu.
On the right side is the combo Audio-Video Out (selectable NTSC
or PAL format) and USB 2.0 data port. On the left side is the
DC INput for AC adapter or battery pack
The C-7000 uses a xD-Picture card for storing images. It ships with a 32MB xD-Picture
Card and is compatible with any capacity xD-Picture Card.
Storage Capacity (approx.)
(Note: SHQ movie length is 20 seconds maximum
The C-7000 is powered by a proprietary Olympus LI-12B 3.7v 1230mAh lithium rechargeable battery pack. The small LI-10C 110-240V AC charger is included and charges the battery in 120 minutes or less.
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