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Olympus C-7000 Wide Zoom

Seven megapixels, 5x zoom, great pictures, a ton of features, and great build quality - A real winner!

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Review First Posted: 11/26/04

7.1-megapixel CCD, delivering 3,072 x 2,304-pixel images
5x optical zoom lens
* Extensive exposure controls as well as contrast, saturation, and sharpness adjustments
RAW data and TIFF file formats, as well as compressed JPEG
New "Redeye Fix" Playback option for removing redeye in-camera


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Olympus has long been a dominant player in the digicam marketplace. They boast one of the broadest lineups of digicams in the industry, with numerous models ranging from pure entry-level point-and-shoot digicams to the exceptional E-1 SLR and the newer E-300 EVOLT. The 7.1-megapixel, 5x zoom Olympus C-7000 Zoom combines the flexibility of near-professional level exposure control to a compact, point-and-shoot body style. The Olympus C-7000 Zoom offers just about every "enthusiast" feature you could ask for, excellent image quality, and a small body size that's perfect for travel. At the same time though, its full-auto and scene modes make it easy for a novice to use. Camera body fit and finish is superb, possibly due to Olympus' bringing the lion's share of manufacturing for their high-end digicams back in-house. New to the Olympus C-7000 Zoom is a Red-eye Fix option in Playback mode, so that you can go back and remove any red-eye that manages to slip past the Red-Eye Reduction preflash. The camera also boasts five preset scene modes, a time-lapse photography mode, and movie with sound recording capabilities, in addition to the well-known features we've come to love on Olympus digicams. After working with it over a period of a couple of weeks, the Olympus C-7000 Zoom impressed us as one of the better choices on the market for a full-featured yet compact digicam.

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Olympus C-7000 High Points

  • 7.1-megapixel CCD delivering up to 3,072 x 2,304-pixel resolution images.
  • 2.0-inch, color LCD display.
  • Real-image optical viewfinder.
  • 7.9-39.5mm, f2.8 5x zoom (equivalent to a 38-190mm lens on a 35mm camera).
  • 6x Digital Zoom.
  • Automatic and manual focus control, with manually adjustable AF area.
  • Shutter speeds from 1/2,000 to 15 seconds for still images.
  • Program AE, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual exposure modes, plus five preset Scene modes.
  • My Mode saves customized user settings.
  • Spot or Digital ESP multi-pattern metering systems, with a Multi-Metering mode.
  • Auto Bracketing, Sequence Shooting, Panoramic, and Time-lapse capture modes.
  • Adjustable White Balance with eight settings, plus a WB color "tweak" function.
  • Optional "fine-tuning" adjustments for color saturation, contrast, and in-camera sharpening.
  • Built-in, pop-up flash with four operating modes, and three Slow Sync modes.
  • Redeye Fix option in Playback mode.
  • Noise Reduction for improved image quality with long exposures.
  • QuickTime Movie mode with sound.
  • JPEG, uncompressed TIFF, and RAW file formats.
  • Images saved to xD-Picture Card (32MB card included).
  • USB Auto-Connect for fast image download, without special driver software on current operating systems.
  • Video cable for connection to a television set.
  • Software CD with Olympus Master utility software (includes QuickTime, USB drivers, and reference manual) and a second CD with the full operating manual.
  • DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility and print settings.
  • Power from one Li-12B lithium-ion battery pack (included with charger), or optional AC adapter.
  • Optional IR remote control.


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