Olympus C-720 UltraZoom Review
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Features and Controls
The C-720UZ employs an Olympus aspherical glass 8x optical zoom lens 6.4-51.2mm (equivalent to 40-320mm in 35mm camera). It has a Seamless 3x digital zoom and an aperture range of f2.8-f7.1 (adjustable in 1/3 steps EV).
The iESP multi pattern TTL autofocus system works from 23" to infinity in standard
mode or from 4" to 6.5' in Macro mode.
The C-720 lacks the external TTL flash sync port that was found on the C-700.
The 4-way selector is used to navigate the menus, change the shutter speed, aperture
or exposure compensation values in record, in play mode it lets you select images
for display. The button on the bottom controls the color LCD display, it is also used
to quickly go from record to play mode for reviewing pictures. The OK button
calls up the onscreen menus (see next 2 pages), accepts menu selections and enables the
manual focus option.
The three buttons across the back are: DRIVE mode (single, sequential, sequential AF,
selftimer or AE Bracket) it also serves as the Delete button during play mode. In the
center is the Macro / Spot metering button, it functions as the Print Order button in
play mode. On the right is the Flash mode button that doubles as the Protect / Unprotect
button in playback.
USB 1.1 port for image downloads to the host computer
Video Out for connection to television set. Video format is NTSC (PAL in European
Images and movie files are stored on 3.3v SmartMedia cards. The camera comes with a 16MB card and is compatible with all capacities up to 128MB cards. The cards must be physically pulled out, it does not employ any type of ejector mechanism.
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