Jan 10, 2005

Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom review

Steve's Digicams has provided us a first-look review of the Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom camera and writes:

The Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom combines professional features and a high quality wide angle lens in a compact, rugged, magnesium body. The wide angle zoom has a 35mm equivalent focal length coverage of 27mm to 110mm and lets photographers frame more of the subject into their composition. With a high-resolution 7.1-megapixel CCD, photographers can produce larger than life prints with amazing vividness. Two new Autofocus (AF) modes enable photographers to capture sharp photos of subjects in motion, so no photo opportunities are missed.

Olympus cameras are known for sharp, vibrant images thanks to a number of advanced technologies, beginning with Olympus’ high-quality all-glass lens designed specifically for digital camera sensors. And Olympus’ exclusive TruePic TURBO™ Image Processor suppresses noise and boosts image definition so that prints can be cropped and enlarged up to 16 x 20 inches. The C-7070 features a Super Macro mode that enables shooting from as close as 1.18 inches.

C-7070 Wide Zoom features:

* 7-Megapixel CCD for images up to 3072 x 2304
* f2.8 4x Wide Angle Zoom lens (27 - 110mm equivalent)
* Stylish and rugged black magnesium alloy body
* JPEG, TIFF and RAW image formats
* 1.8-inch color LCD tilts up 180° and rotates 270°
* Twelve selectable shooting modes
* Shutter speeds from 16 secs to 1/4000 sec in Manual mode.
* 3.3 frames/second burst in RAW or JPEG mode
* iESP multi-pattern AF with Spot AF, Selective AF, Predictive AF, Full time AF and Manual focus (with gauge and LCD enlarged view) modes.
* Macro focus to 8", Super Macro focus to 1.2"
* Digital iESP multi-pattern, Spot and Multi-point Spot metering modes.
* Noise Reduction minimizes background noise in low-light situations
* Sharpness, Contrast and Saturation is adjustable +/- 5 steps
* ISO sensitivity: 80-400 or AUTO
* Built-in flash with Auto, Fill, Red-eye reduction and Slow-sync modes
* 640x480 or 320x240 QuickTime movies w/audio at 30/15 fps
* Two media slots: xD-Picture Card and CompactFlash II including Microdrives
* TTL hot shoe for Olympus FL-50, FL-36 or FL-20 external flash
* High-capacity BLM-1 Li-ion battery and charger included
* Optional B-HLD20 battery holder adds portrait grip and shutter release
* PictBridge, Exif Print and Epson PRINT Image Matching II compatible
Read the full article here...