Olympus C-7000 Zoom Review
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The C-7000 employs a newly developed 5x optical zoom lens (f2.8/f4.8 - f8.0, 38mm - 190mm equivalent) that is specifically designed to maximize the imaging potential of its high-definition 7.1-megapixel CCD sensor. United with Olympus' exclusive TruePic TURBO™ Image Processor that suppresses noise and boosts image definition to ensure sharper, clearer images, the sensor and lens capture high-resolution images that deliver excellent color definition, clarity, and high contrast. With a fast startup of less than one second and a fast shutter release time, the C-7000 ensures high-speed response that allows users to enjoy high-quality imaging the instant they place the camera in their hands.
Features included to satisfy the needs of advanced users include: Autofocus (AF) Target Selection function allows users to choose from 143 different AF target zones, an AF illuminator to ensure greater focusing accuracy in low-light situations. Interval shooting can be set to take photos at 1- to 60-minute intervals, making it ideal for time-lapse photography. 10 scene program modes including Program Auto, Aperture, Shutter and Manual plus Night Scene, Sport, Landscape, Black & White, Landscape + Portrait, Portrait, and QuickTime Movie mode there's a mode for every occasion. RAW data recording allows totally unprocessed image data to be stored in the camera so it can undergo high-level post-processing later for printing or other applications.
A large 2.0-inch LCD monitor with approximately 206,000 pixels allows images to be displayed beautifully in a large size during shooting and playback. Adopting Semi-Transmissive TFT Color LCD ensures that the monitor is easy to view in bright outdoor light, enabling it to be used as a viewfinder for shooting in virtually any location. In addition, the monitor's large size also enhances still image and movie viewing pleasure.
640 x 480 pixel motion video with sound is captured which provides television-quality movie recording, so instead of only being able to view movies in a small size on a computer monitor, they can be enjoyed in a large size on TV screen. In HQ, SQ1 and SQ2 mode, movie recording length is only limited by the available memory on the xD-Picture Card. With a builtin microphone and speaker, movies can be heard as well as seen in the camera.
PictBridge technology makes printing quality photos a breeze. Just connect the camera via the included USB 2.0 cable directly to any PictBridge-enabled printer - such as the Olympus P-10 Digital Photo Printer - and start printing. In addition, transferring images to the computer has never been easier with the Auto-Connect USB 2.0 that does not require software drivers (for most computers/operating systems) for hassle-free and high-speed image downloads. The C-7000 comes with a rechargeable Li-Ion battery and charger.
The C-7000 Zoom is available now and includes a 32MB xD-Picture Card, Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery and charger, an Auto-Connect USB 2.0 cable, Audio/Video Out cable, wrist strap, OLYMPUS Master Software, user manual and Quick Start Guide for an estimated street price of $599.99 (U.S.)
The C-7000 Zoom compared in size to a standard CD disc
The C-7000 Zoom and the Stylus Verve
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Olympus C-7000 Zoom Specifications
|CCD Imager||7.1 megapixel effective|
7.41 megapixel gross
|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)|
|Shutter Speeds||AUTO, 15 to 1/2000 sec.|
|ISO||Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400|
|Recording Mode(s)||Exif2.2, JPEG, TIFF, RAW|
|Adjustable Resolutions||3072 x 2304 (RAW)|
3072 x 2304 (TIFF)
3072 x 2304 (SHQ, HQ)
3072 x 2048 (3.2 SHQ, HQ High or Normal)
2592 x 1944 (SQ1 High or Normal)
2288 x 1712 (SQ1 High or Normal)
2048 x 1536 (SQ1 High or Normal)
1600 x 1200 (SQ1 High or Normal)
1280 x 960 (SQ2 High or Normal)
1024 x 768 (SQ2 High or Normal)
640 x 480 (SQ2 High or Normal)
|DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)||Print reserve (single, all, number of copies), Date|
|Image Adjustment Modes||Single, Index, Enlargement, Auto, Calendar, Rotation, Protect, Slide-Show|
|Image Effects||Panorama 2 in 1 picture mode, Black & White and Sepia|
|Panorama||Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with Olympus Master software when using Olympus brand xD Picture Cards|
|Sequence||High Speed: 2.27 shots per sec.|
Normal: 1.5 shots per sec.
|Movie Capture||SHQ 640 x 480 or HQ/SQ 320 x 240 resolution QuickTime motion video with sound, 15fps or 30fps selectable framerate. SHQ is 20 secs. maximum, HQ or SQ is limited only by available memory.|
|Viewfinder||Coupled optical zoom type viewfinder|
|LCD||2.0" Semi-Transmissive TFT color LCD (Approx. 206K pixels)|
|Focusing System||Contrast gradient AF|
|Focusing Ranges||Normal: 47in. (120cm) - infinity|
Macro mode: 3.2 - 24in. (8 - 60cm)
Tele: 24 - 47in. (60 - 120cm)
Super Macro mode: Wide only .8 in. (2cm)
|Exposure Control||±2Ev (step 1/3 Ev)|
|Metering System||iESP/Spot/Area Shift|
|White Balance System||iESP multi-pattern auto TTL, Pre-set Manual (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and Fluorescent)|
|Flash Modes||Auto (for low light and backlit conditions), Red-eye Reduction, Fill-in, Slow, Red-eye Reduction + Slow, Off|
|Flash Max. Range||Wide/Tele = 5m/3.5m at ISO Auto|
|Flash Charging Time||5 seconds|
|Removable Media||xD-Picture Card, 32MB included|
|Setting Memorization||On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)|
|Outer Connectors||USB (Auto-Connect), Audio/Video out and DC input|
|Auto-connect USB||2.0 (full speed), mini B connector|
|Image Playback||Still image: Single Frame/Index/Zoom/Auto|
Movie: Normal, Frame by Frame, Slide Show, Rotation, Calendar and Enlargement
|Operating Environment||Operation: 32 ~ 104°F (0 ~ 40°C) 30 ~90% humidity|
Storage: -4 ~140°F (-20 ~ 60°C) 10 ~ 90% humidity
|Power Supply||Olympus Li-12B Lithium-ion rechargeable battery|
Optional AC adaptor
|Date/Time Calendar||Simultaneous recording into image data, Automatic up to 2099|
|Calendar||Automatic up to 2099|
|Size||4 in. (102mm) x 2.3 in. (59mm) x 1.7 in. (42.5mm)|
|Weight||7.07 oz. (220g)|
|Number of Storable Photos||
All capacity figures are approximate.
(Specifications as represented by the manufacturer)
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