Olympus C-770 UltraZoom Review

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Olympus C-770 Ultra Zoom

Playback Screens & Menus

(Note:All menu screens can be displayed on either the EVF or the LCD.)

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-770 Ultra 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 Switch Frame function (ALL, Protect), the Up button starts an automated slide show, and the Right button will take you to the full Play menu.

Olympus C-770 Ultra Zoom

This screen shows the maximum amount of overlay information shown with an image. It displays image quality (SHQ), image size (2288 x 1712), aperture (F3.2), shutter speed (1/100 sec.), exposure compensation (0.0), white balance (Auto), ISO speed (64), date (04/04/21), time (12:31), file folder (100), and picture number (0005).

Olympus C-770 Ultra Zoom

This shows the histogram display screen in playback mode.

Olympus C-770 Ultra Zoom

While viewing an image full screen, you can move the zoom control lever to the telephoto position and magnify an image from 1.5x to 4.0x (0.5x steps). You can move around the image using the 4-way selector to examine the picture for color, focus, etc.

Olympus C-770 Ultra 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-770 Ultra 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 PLAY option allows you to play the movie in the camera.

Olympus C-770 Ultra Zoom

While the movie is playing, the run 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.

Olympus C-770 Ultra Zoom


      - Stores print reservation data on the card

      - Enables or Disables the Histogram display

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


      - 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


      CARD - Delete images or format flash card.


      ALL RESET - Reset all settings to default.

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

      PW ON/OFF SETUP - Controls the display of the startup/shutdown screen and adjusts the sound volume when the power is turned On/Off

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

      - 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

      VOLUME - Audio playback volume level

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