Olympus Stylus Digital 750 Review

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Olympus Stylus Digital 750


First look posted 8/23/2006


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The Stylus 750 digital is a point-and-shoot model offering a number of pioneering technologies such as Dual Image Stabilization, Bright Capture Technology and TruePic TURBO™ as well as a powerful 5x Optical Zoom that tucks away into a streamlined metal, All-Weather body design.

Other powerful features include a 7.1-megapixel CCD image sensor that delivers high-quality images that are consistently sharp and vivid even when printed in large-formats - up to poster sizes as large as 16 x 20 inches. A large and bright 2.5-inch LCD that makes it easier to see images clearly both when shooting and sharing photos with friends, without having to download the images to a computer.

The exclusive TruePic TURBO™ Image Processor enhances image quality and delivers faster overall processing speeds for rapid start-up, shutter release and playback. TruePic TURBOTM enables the Stylus 750 to capture information from all 7.1 million pixels with pixel "micro- smoothing" that delivers clearer and more color-accurate photos. The fast start-up of less than one second and nearly instant shutter release time ensures a speedy response so your camera is always ready to take great pictures.

Olympus has incorporated new lens technology into the Stylus 750 that enables the 5x optical zoom lens (36mm - 180mm, f3.3 - f 5.0 equivalent in 35mm photography) to bring the action five times closer in a less than 1-inch thick body - 3.8 inch wide x 2.1 inch high x 0.96 inch deep. Olympus lenses are known worldwide for producing sharp high-quality images. This is achieved through a number of key technologies, such as Olympus' high-refractive-index lens elements and newly developed dual super aspherical lens elements.

The Stylus 750 features an advanced combination of mechanical CCD-shift Image Stabilization and Digital Image Stabilization. CCD-shift Image Stabilization uses built-in electro-gyro sensors to record camera movement and adjust the CCD image sensor. This ensures that light remains centered on the image sensor to maintain image clarity despite a slight movement on the part of the photographer. Digital Image Stabilization Mode boosts ISO sensitivity and shutter speed so that images remain crisp and clear - free from the blur caused by moving subjects. The combination of the two Image Stabilization Technologies ensures the best image clarity in virtually any shooting environment.

With the Help Guide function, each of the camera's features is easily accessible even to novice users. By simply rotating the mode dial to the Guide position, users can access brief descriptions of each of the camera's functions and scene modes. An improved auto-set Shooting Guide provides users with an explanation of which features to use in a given situation, and then sets the camera automatically for the selected feature in the Guide.

Typically, water and photography are a bad combination, limiting outdoor photography options when rain, snow or sleet are involved. However, the compact, All-Weather Stylus 750 can go virtually anywhere. The metal body construction is durable and lightweight with rubber gaskets throughout the interior to ensure that rain, dust and snow won't get in the way of great photos.


Stylus 750 Features at a Glance:

  • 7.1-megapixel effective CCD and 5x optical zoom lens
  • Dual Image Stabilization (CCD-shift + Digital)
  • Durable all-metal (all-weather) body lets you shoot in almost any weather condition
  • Built-in Help GUIDE for easy operation.
  • 27 shooting modes - 23 are preprogrammed Scene modes
  • 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD with 215,000 pixel resolution and 160° viewing angle
  • Bright Capture Technology for enhanced previewing and image quality in low light
  • Movies at 640x480, 320x240 or 160x120 @ 15fps with audio, length limited only by memory
  • Add voice memos to still pictures
  • Enhanced flash working range with ISO 1600
  • Remove red-eye or easily convert your color photos into sepia or black-and-white with built-in editing features
  • ISO sensitivity; Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (equivalent)
  • Built-in all-weather speaker and microphone
  • xD-Picture Card slot for cards as large as 2GB
  • Auto-Connect USB for quick and easy image transfer to computer
  • Direct printing to any PictBridge compatible printer
  • Lithium rechargeable battery and charger included
  • Optional PT-034 underwater housing


The Stylus 750 will be available in September 2006 with an MSRP of US$399.99 (UK$449.99.) It ships with: a wrist strap, camera WIN/Mac USB cable, audio/video cable, Li-42B Li-Ion rechargeable battery and charger, instruction manual, warranty card, and a CD-ROM with OLYMPUS Master Software.






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Olympus Stylus Digital 750

Olympus Stylus Digital 750

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Olympus Stylus Digital 750





Olympus Stylus Digital 750

The Stylus 750 compared in size to a standard CD.




Olympus Stylus Digital 750

Olympus Stylus Digital 750

The Stylus 750 and the Stylus 710.



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Stylus 750 Specifications

Imager 7.1 Megapixel (effective), 7.4 Megapixel gross, 1/2.3" (1.10cm) CCD
Lens 6.4 - 32.0 mm (36 - 180mm equivalent in 35mm photography), 6 lenses in 4 groups, 4 aspherical lenses
Zoom 5x Optical Zoom + 5.6x Digital Zoom (seamless to 28x)
Aperture Range f3.3 - f5.0
LCD 2.5" (6.4cm) Color LCD, approx. 215,000 pixels
Focus System CCD Contrast Detection
Focus Range Normal Mode: 27.6" - infinity (0.7m - infinity) Macro Mode (Wide): 7.9" - infinity (0.2m - infinity) Macro Mode (Tele): 23.6" - infinity (0.6m - infinity) Super Macro Mode: 1.2" - 7.9" (3 - 20cm)
Focus Mode iESP Auto, Spot AF
Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec. - 1/2 sec. (up to 4 sec. in Night Scene mode)
ISO Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 (equivalent)
Metering Mode Digital ESP Auto Multi-Pattern TTL, Spot Metering
White Balance iESP2 Multi-Pattern Auto TTL, Pre-Set (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent1, Fluorescent2, Fluorescent3)
Recording Modes Still Image: JPEG
Movie: QuickTime® motion JPEG
Adjustment Resolutions 3,072 x 2,304, SHQ / HQ
2,560 x 1,920, SQ1
2,304 x 1,728, SQ1
2,048 x 1,536, SQ1
1,600 x 1,200, SQ2
1,280 x 960, SQ2
1,024 x 768, SQ2
640 x 480, SQ2
Shooting Modes 27 Shooting Modes: Auto, Program Auto, Scene Preset (Portrait, Landscape, Landscape & Portrait, Night Scene, Night & Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Candle, Self-Portrait, Available Light Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Museum, Cuisine, Behind Glass, Documents, Auction, Shoot & Select1, Shoot & Select2, Beach & Snow, Under Water Wide1, Under Water Wide2, Under Water Macro), CCD-Shift Image Stabilization, Movie
Panorama Modes Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with OLYMPUS Master Software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card™
Sequential Shooting High speed: 3.5 frames per second up to 11 frames in SQ1 mode Normal speed: 0.9 frames per second, 6 frames or more in HQ mode
Shooting Assist Functions Histogram, Frame Assist
Movie Mode QuickTime® Movie with Sound: 640x480/15fps, SHQ; 320x240/15fps, HQ; 160x120/15fps, SQ
Image Processing TruePic TURBO™ Image Processor
Pixel Mapping Automatic Pixel Mapping (APM) available via menu setting
Noise Reduction Set automatically at shutter speeds of 0.5 seconds or longer
Image Playback Still Image: Single, Index Display (4/9/16/25), Up to 10x Enlargement, Slideshow, Rotation, Calendar, Album, Histogram Movie: Normal, Reverse, Frame-By-Frame
Playback Edit Effects Still Image: Resize, Rotation, Red-Eye Fix, Black & White, Sepia, Frame, Label, Calendar, Brightness, Saturation
Movie: Frame Index
Direct Printing Options PictBridge™ and DPOF
Flash Built-in
Flash Modes Auto (for low-light and backlit conditions), Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In, Off
Flash Working Range Wide: 12.5 ft. (3.8m), Tele: 8.9 ft. (2.7m)
Selftimer 12 Seconds/Auto
Setting Memorization On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)
Date/Time Calendar Simultaneous recording into image data, Automatic up to 2099
Removable Media Card xD-Picture Card™ (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB or 2GB)
Outer Connectors Multi-terminal (USB connecter, Audio/Video output, DC input*) *Optional DC coupler (CB-MA1) is required.
Auto-connect USB 2.0 Full Speed (USB mass storage)
System Requirements Auto-Connect USB: Windows® 98SE/ME/2000PRO/XP with USB Port, Mac OS® 9.0-9.2x/OS X 10.1-10.4 with USB port
Software: Windows 98SE/ME/2000PRO/XP, Mac® 10.2 and higher
Operating Environment Operation: 32° - 104°F (0° - 40°C), 30% - 90% humidity
Storage: -4° - 140°F (-20° - 60°C), 10% - 90% humidity
Power Supply Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-42B), AC Adapter (D-7AC) with the Optional DC Coupler (CB-MA1)
Size 3.8" W x 2.1" H x 0.96" D (96mm x 54mm x 24.3mm)
Weight 4.2 oz. (120g) without battery and media card



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