Full Review posted for Olympus Stylus 730|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, June 12, 2007 - 18:43 EDT)
The Olympus Stylus 730 is a slim, stylish water-resistant camera with several high ISO modes designed to improve indoor shooting, and a good complement of Scene modes for the novice shooter wanting to get good results regardless of the situation.
The Stylus 730 also offers a unique Guide mode that will help you though specific situations. Though I doubt most will use either set of modes, it's nice to have them there for those who will. Viewed onscreen, images from the Stylus 730 have some faults, like soft corners and noisy color, but printed results are quite good. Few shooters enlarge beyond 8 x 10 inches, and none of the Olympus Stylus 730's minor problems are evident at this size.
To capture fast moving kids at play, it can ratchet up its sensitivity to ISO 3,200 but only at reduced image size; but we actually recommend you keep it below ISO 800 for better results. As long as potential buyers are aware of these limitations, they can enjoy the truly excellent aspects of the Olympus Stylus 730, and happily enjoy stacks of sharp, colorful 4x6 images, with the occasional 11x14 of their family on vacation thrown into the mix. Read our Olympus Stylus 730 review for all the details.