Full review posted for Olympus C-7000 Zoom|
(Friday, November 26, 2004 - 15:41 EST)
The C-7000 Zoom carries on the "high value" tradition established by the previous "C" series models, offering a very strong feature set at a very affordable price.
The C-7000 Zoom offers all the features most "enthusiast" users crave (with the sole possible exception of an external flash sync connector), including a full range of exposure control, extensive creative controls for tweaking image parameters like contrast and saturation, and fine-tuning for white balance and flash power. The camera is small, and has a quality feel, with tight controls and a nice heft. In addition, the C-7000 Zoom accommodates less photo-savvy users with a range of preset scene modes, auto exposure options, and a Redeye Fix option for eliminating redeye in portraits.
An excellent value for the enthusiast on a budget, this would also be an ideal camera for consumers wanting to gradually learn more about digital photography with a camera that has room to grow into. All in all, just an excellent camera, one of the best Olympus has yet made. (In my humble opinion, anyway.) Highly recommended, and definitely a Dave's Pick. Read the Olympus C-7000 review for all the details.