Olympus C-720 UZ review

Started Jan 29, 2007 | User reviews thread
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Rezmann
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Olympus C-720 UZ review
Jan 29, 2007

Had this camera for about 1 1/2 years and must say that it was probably a poor choice on my part in the end. And my advice to anybody looking at this camera is to AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS.

PROS:
Good outdoor shots in good light
Zoom works well
Possible to get action shots IF you prepare for it.

CONS:
Very slow to focus, sometimes as long as 2 - 3 seconds makes it impossib;e to get that spur of the moment shot.
Poor indoor and low light shots
Lack of printed instruction manual
Loose lens.
String for lens cap is too short
Eats batteries even when using LCD sparingly
Flash seems to switch between being too bright or too dark.
No two pictures ever turn out the same and often it Takes 5 or more shots to get that perfect picture.
Lack of manual focus.
Near Impossible to take photos of distant objects as the camera will not focus. (try taking a pic of the moon or an aircraft)
Camera will occasionally lock up and need to be switched off by taking out the batteries.
Video image is so poor that it is less than useless.

Rezmann's score
2.6
Average community score
3.7
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