Olympus C-7070 First Look preview posted|
(Wednesday, March 2, 2005 - 00:53 EST)
Now that the PMA onslaught is over, I'm finally getting back on track with the review work here.
First up is a First Look preview of the new Olympus C-7070 digital camera. Very similar to last year's C-8080, although with a cool tilt/swivel LCD and some minor interface tweaks, the C-7070 looks like a real winner. It really has all the features an "enthusiast" shooter could ask for, has a pretty fast shutter response, and a few nifty features you'll only find on Olympus cameras. (The "Direct" histogram mode is one of my personal favorites.)
Since this preview is based on a prototype camera, we don't have any sample images to share yet, and so can't comment on image quality. Given how well most of the current crop of 7-megapixel cameras are doing (most of which use the same chip, as far as we can tell), I have high hopes for the C-7070. Overall, a promising-looking camera.
Stay tuned for the full review whenever production samples become available to test, and read our Olympus C-7070 preview in the meantime for all the details!