Olympus C-740 UZ review

Started Sep 20, 2004 | User reviews
Ned Hopkins
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Olympus C-740 UZ review
Sep 20, 2004

The C740Z is my fourth digital camera. The first three were all Kodaks.

The Olympus is far superior to the last of those, it being the DC215Z.

Combined with its included Camedia software, downloading, editing, and printing pictures is a snap. For more precision in editing, however, I also use three other editing programs.

Though DPR's "full review" says 5x7" is the largest size for a print, I've done many 8x10s. Some of those are close to art-prints.

Problems:

The 10x zoom -- what I mainly bought the camera for -- is excellent, though I'll seldom use it. On the one occasion I did, it captured parrots in flight in the Amazon fairly well (in rather dim light just after dawn): that is, there was little blur even though I had steadied the camera merely by leaning against a post on our small, anchored boat.

The controls are a bit complicated, but once mastered they give a good range of options.

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