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Olympus C-720 Ultra Zoom

Olympus packs an 8x zoom lens into an amazingly small body, for an amazingly low price.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 7/1/2002


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Olympus Camedia C-720 UltraZoom


General

Model Name:

Olympus Camedia C-720 UltraZoom 
Model Number: C-720UZ 
Camera Format: SLR-style 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $699.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2002-06-30
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type: n/a 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 11.1 oz (315 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.2 x 3.0 x 3.1 in.
(108 x 76 x 78 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 1984x1488, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.5" 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 2
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 40 - 320 mm
Zoom Ratio: 8.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 3x seamless 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect TTL 
Auto Focus Assist Light? No 
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 60 cm to Infinity
24.5 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 10 - 200 cm
4.1 - 81.6 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture: f/7.1
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f 2.8 (wide) / f3.4 (tele) - f7.1 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: Body Threads w/ adapter 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: No 
Optical VF Type: n/a
Optical VF Accuracy: n/a
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 114,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 3.00
Exposure
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 5
White Balance Settings: iESP Auto TTL, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent 
Manual White Balance: No 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Digital ESP, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 12
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 6
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill, Slow Shutter, Slow Shutter w/ red-eye reduction, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description: Wide: 3.9" - 18ft (0.1m - 5.5m) ; Tele: 3.3ft - 14.8ft (1m - 4.5m) @ ISO 100 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SmartMedia 
Other Memory Types: None 
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: Camedia Master 4.0 
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res:  
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: 2 x LB-01 / CR-V3, 4 x AA 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium, Alkaline, NiMH, NiCD 
Batteries Included: 2 x LB-01 Lithium disposable
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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