Nov 22, 2004

Olympus C-7000 Zoom full review

by Jeff Keller, DCRP Founder/Editor
DCRP Review: Olympus C-7000 Zoom: "I very much enjoyed using the Olympus C-7000 Zoom, and it gets my recommendation. Photo quality was very good, though I'd definitely crank the sharpness and especially the saturation up a notch or two. The C-7000Z has a 5X zoom lens packed into a midsized body, though the lens starts at 38 mm, making it a bad choice for wide-angle lovers. Camera performance is excellent, with the exception of saving or viewing RAW and TIFF files. The C-7000 is nicely-designed for the most part, with the exception of the clumsy door over the memory card / battery compartment. The camera has a larger-than-average 2.0 inch LCD display which works well in most situations, save for dimly lit rooms. The camera offers full manual controls and then some. The macro mode on the camera is excellent, allowing you to get as close to your subject as 2 cm. I also appreciate the My Mode feature, which lets you store 4 sets of camera settings, and the customizable menus and buttons are a nice touch. The RAW data edit feature lets you adjust the properties of your RAW images without touching your PC. The C-7000Z has an impressive VGA movie mode, though it's crippled with a 20 second recording limit at the highest quality setting."

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