Olympus C-740 UltraZoom Review

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Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom



Playback Screens & Menus


Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom

When you switch to Play mode the last picture captured is displayed full screen with minimal information overlayed, the image quality, the time and date and picture number.



Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom

Pressing the MENU/OK button brings up this menu. The Left button will toggle the extended camera and exposure information display, the Down button toggles the histogram display, the Up button starts an automated slideshow playback and the Right button will take you to the full menu.



Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom

The full Play mode menu has options for resizing pictures to a smaller size, cropping and saving images to a smaller size, playing back voice memos attached to still images and entering the Setup menu.



Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom

This is the play image with the INFO option enabled. It displays image quality, size 2048 x 1536, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, white balance, ISO, time, date and file folder and picture number.



Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom

This is the play mode histogram display screen




Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom

When an image is played back in full screen mode you can go into zoomed playback mode by pressing the zoom control to the telephoto position. There are several magnification values from 1.5x to 4.0x and once the image is enlarged you can scroll around inside of it using the 4-way selector.



Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom

Flipping the zoom control to the wideangle position enables the thumbnail index mode. You can set it up to display 4, 9 or 16 small images to quickly locate any desired image on your memory card.



Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom

Pressing MENU/OK when the file is a movie brings up this menu of options. The INFO works the same as with still images, it will overlay the camera and exposure data on top of the movie as it is played back. The Mode Menu accesses the main camera menu and the MOVIE PLAY option takes you to the next menu once the movie clip is loaded into memory.



Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom

While the movie is playing the running time and total time is displayed in the lower right corner of the screen. If the "info" option is enabled, this overlay data is displayed at the start of playback for a few seconds.





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