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Olympus C-700 Ultra Zoom

Olympus packs a 10x zoom lens into an amazingly small body, for an amazingly low price.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 5/31/2001

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Olympus Camedia C-700 UltraZoom


Model Name:

Olympus Camedia C-700 UltraZoom 
Model Number: C-700 
Camera Format: SLR-style 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $799.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2001-05-31
Remote Control:  
Remote Control Type:  
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 11.0 oz (311 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: 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 2.02
CCD Size (inches): 1/2.7 inch 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 380 mm
Zoom Ratio: 10.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2.7x seamless 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: iESP multi pattern TTL AF 
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 - 60 cm
4.1 - 24.5 in
Min Macro Area: 109 x 82 mm
4.3 x 3.2 in
Min Aperture: f/8.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / 3.5 (tele) - f/8 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: 0.55" Color Eye Level LCD 
Optical VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 99%
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 114,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400, 800
ISO Rating Max: 800
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, overcast, tungsten light, fluorescent light, one-touch WB and manual WB correction 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 16 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Digital-ESP multi pattern, Spot, 8 positions multi spot, AE Lock 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 12
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 6
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Forced, Off, First and Second Curtain Slow Sync 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 5.5
Flash Range Description: Wide: 3.9 (0.1 m) 18 ft (5.5 m); Tele: 4 ft (1.2 m) - 14.4 ft (4.4 m) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: External Flash terminal for optional Olympus FL-40 (5 pin type) 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SmartMedia 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 8.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: QuickTime MotionJPEG 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: No 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In, FL-40 external flash 
Included Software: CAMEDIA Master Software 
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 5.100 seconds
Shutdown Time: 3.400 seconds
Play -> Record: 2.200 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 6.200 seconds
Record -> Play (min res): 2.000 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 1.000 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.680 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.300 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res: 2.200 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 2.300 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 2
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.720
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 15.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 62.00
Download speed, KB/second: 479.00
Battery Form Factor: AA, CR-V3 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, NiCD, NiMH, Lithium 
Batteries Included: 2 x CR-V3 Lithium
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Compatible with SmartMedia to 128MB. Has spot autofocusing capability. Shutter speeds from 1/2 to 16 seconds available only in full manual mode. Can record 4-second audio clips along with each image (WAV format). USB connection is 'mass storage class' type for driverless use with Win2000, WinME and MacOS 8.6+. Has in-camera movie editing function, and 3 or 5 image auto exposure bracketing capability. User can change sharpness/contrast settings of images, and brightness of LCD. Sound recording can be switched off in movie mode, camera zoom can be used in movie mode only if sound is switched off. Setting memory can be switched on or off, or customised. Bundled with 8 MB SmartMedia Card, 2 x CR-V3 AA Lithium Batteries, CAMEDIA Master Software, Win/Mac USB Cable, NTSC A/V Cable, Instruction Manual, Carrying Strap, Lens Cap and Retainer Cord. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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