Olympus C-730 UltraZoom Review
By Movable Type Admin
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The C-730UZ has been further improved with the addition of 4 My Modes, QuickTime movie mode w/sound, 4cm Super Macro mode, Hi-Speed 2.4fps burst mode, Optimum Image Enlargement mode, Noise Reduction, Six Scene Program Modes, dual media support - both SmartMedia and xD-Picture Cards. The Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) has been upgraded with more resolution and shows you exactly what the camera will capture on the CCD. The EVF also displays aperture, shutter speed, and image quality settings and can be used in playback as well as the larger 1.5" color LCD display.
The C-730 Ultra Zoom is extremely easy to use. In Programmed Auto mode, the camera offers basic point-and-shoot simplicity for flawless picture taking in typical situations. The easy-to-use Scene Program on the mode dial provides fully automatic exposure adjustments for the photographer who wants optimum results in a wide variety of settings: Portrait, Landscape-Portrait, and Sports shooting. The special "My Mode" feature saves time by letting the user assign a frequently-used function to the mode dial for quick access.
The 3.2 megapixel CCD and Olympus' TruePic™ technology allows users to retain a realistic look to their photographs at all photo sizes e-mailed or printed. The 3.2 Megapixel imager captures the detail need for true photo quality printing even on large print sizes over 8" x 10".
Other controls include Digital ESP multi-pattern and spot metering; adjustable white balance; multiple flash settings including slow sync flash; and auto bracketing and exposure compensation. The digital camera comes with an external 5 pin dedicated flash terminal that enables even more flash control.
Transferring images to the computer has never been easier with the supplied Auto-Connect USB cable for "no software required," hassle-free image downloads with the latest Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Pictures and movies may also be viewed on a television with the supplied audio-video cable.
C-730 Ultra Zoom Features:
The C-730 Ultra Zoom is available now (Oct 2002) with a street price of about $599. It includes an Auto-Connect USB cable, Video Out cable, carrying strap, lens cap with retainer cord, 2 LB-01 CR-V3 Lithium batteries, a 16MB xD-Picture card, Olympus CAMEDIA Master Software 4.0, instruction manual and Quick Start guide.
Here's the 10x C-730UZ and its 8x zoom sibling the C-720UZ
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C-730 Ultra Zoom Specifications
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