Olympus C-7000 Zoom Review

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Olympus C-7000 Zoom

Playback Screens & Menus

When you switch to Play mode the last picture captured is displayed full screen with a minimal amount of overlay information (image quality, time/date, and picture number).

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

Pressing the OK/MENU button brings up this menu screen. The Left button will toggle the amount of overlay information displayed, the Down button employs the Histogram display screen, the Up button starts an automated slide show, and the Right button will take you to the full Play menu.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

This screen shows the maximum amount of overlay information shown with an image. It displays image quality (SHQ), image size (3072 x 2304), aperture (F4.0), shutter speed (1/100 sec.), exposure compensation (0.0), white balance (Auto), ISO speed (80), date (10/21/04), time (16:18), file folder (100), and picture number (0388).

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

This shows the histogram display screen in playback mode.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

While viewing an image full screen, you can move the zoom control lever to the telephoto position and magnify an image from 2.0x to 5.0x (1x steps). You can move around the image using the 4-way selector to examine the picture for color, focus, etc.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

Flipping the zoom control to the wide angle position enables the thumbnail index mode. Under the Setup menu, you can select to display 4, 9 or 16 thumbnails to quickly locate a desired image on your memory card. The green "movie camera" indicates that the image is a video file.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

Pressing OK/MENU when the file is a movie brings up this menu of options. The INFO option works the same as with still images, it controls the amount of overlay information displayed at the start of a movie. The Mode Menu accesses the Card and Setup menus and the MOVIE PLAYBACK option allows you to play the movie in the camera.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

While the movie is playing, the run time and total time is displayed in the lower right corner of the screen. You can then fast forward, rewind, and adjust the volume using the 4-way controller.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom

You can convert RAW files in-camera with the RAW DATA EDIT feature. It allows you to choose the finished image size, adjust white balance, sharpness, contrast, and saturation. The finished JPEG image is then saved to the xD memory card; the RAW file is not overwritten or deleted.

Olympus C-7000 Zoom


      - Enables you to add sound to a still picture already taken


      RAW DATA EDIT - Allows you to process RAW images

      - Makes the file size smaller and saves it as a new picture

      - Enables you to crop an image using the 4-way selector and zoom control

      REDEYE FIX - Eliminates Red eye from your portraits


      ALL ERASE - Deletes all images on the xD card

      FORMAT - Formats the xD card


      ALL RESET - Reset all settings to default.

      - Allows you to select the language for on-screen display

      PW ON SETUP - Sets the picture/sound displayed at startup

      PW OFF SETUP - Sets the picture/sound displayed at power down

      SCREEN SETUP - Allows you to select an image from your memory card as the PW ON/OFF screen display

      VOLUME - Audio playback volume level

      - Adjusts the Beep sound level (Off, Low, High)

      BEEP - Choose theme and sound level of button operations

      - Adjust LCD back light intensity

      - Set the time and date

      VIDEO OUT - Selectable between NTSC or PAL

      - Thumbnail display: 4, 9 or 16 images

      - Beep sound: On or Off

      PLAYBACK SETUP - Choose automated playback options (Normal, Slide, Fader, Zoom)

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