Olympus C-720 UZ

Announced May 8, 2002 •
3 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 40 – 320 mm (8×)
ken mitchell
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POS. Incredibly slow. Shutter lag time and AF lag are just too much indoors. Your candid moment will be history while this camera figures out what to do. Flash was terrible, either over or underexposed on 75% of my shots. Outdoor landscape was this cameras forte. Great zoom. I have replaced it with the less zoomy C4000 and am now happy. Problems: Slow focus Huge lag time Poor flash

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BrAnSpIs
 
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I bought this camera mostly to take sports shots. Forget it if it is at night under bright lights or in a gym. It is nothing but distorted blurs. In daylight it works great. I've got wonderful football shots in that specific setting. How disappointing not to be able to use it in any other setting though. Even in my home I get waaaaaaaay too many distorted shots. Olympus is useless as far as help goes. With perfect conditions and a little luck I have been able to print up amazing crystal ...

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temsley
 
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I wanted to like this camera but I just returned it to Circuit City. Here is what I liked about it. Below is what I didn't like about it. Great zoom. Great flexibility - lots of manual options. Although, below I complain about carrying around a camera that was too big for my pocket, when I was actuallly taking photos, the size of the camera and the ergonomics felt great in my hands. Problems: Here is what I didn't like... Mostly I returned it because the camera was bigger than I wanted to c ...

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Chris A.
 
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I purchased this camera just before the hollidays. Unfortunatly the store I bought it from has a no return policy for digital cameras. A bone head maneuver on my part... buying from Office Max. Anyway, I don't care for this camera. Look for it soon on eBay! Actualy the store manager allowed me to exchange it for another camera. The auto focus is a throwback to the first Minolta AF SLR's...finicky and slow. There were certain focal lengths where I couldn't even get it to focus. Forget low ...

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the boss
 
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Bad camera, do not buy. I have it now since 3 months, thought I would find solutitions, but seems to be design-related. 1. Doesn't focuss very well, often on out-of-centre point. 2. When not enough light, very blurry blue images (and it needs A LOT of light..!) 3. Weak flash (see 2) 4. VERY SLOW autofocuss. A crawling babay is out of the picture before the focuss has set itself correctly (!) 5. buttons for light correction wrongly placed. Are pushed often by accident. I am very dissapointed ...

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Sal LaRiccia
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Overall the camera is good and easy to use. I like the zoom feature and quality. I do not see any diffrence between the SHQ and HQ modes. The panaramic mode is cool. Problems: 1. The autofocus does not always work and NEVER works in low light conditions and the camera does not allow you to get into a manual focus mode. So it is impossible to take a focused picture is a low light condtion. Shame on Olympus for not putting in a manual override!!!!! 2. The auto feature for using the flash is ...

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José
 
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To be succinct, I hate this camera! I've had it for about 10 days and I'm taking it back. I've been using 2 digital cameras at work for over 4 years and have had good experiences, albeit with limitations of the technology. So, now I bought this camera for my personal use and have only gotten a maximum of 1/4 of the shots I take to be usable at all. Most images are very blurry, if I catch the subject at all. The camera has a 1 to 2.5 second delay between pressing the button and the shuter ...

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Jason Walker
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I did a lot of research, and even tried the display model of this camera at BestBuy. But once I got a new one home, I was not satisfied at all. Photos taken out doors came out well, but pics inside came out terrible. With or without the flash, it was pretty much the same in any indoor shots. I also was not happy with the automatic focus on my particular Olympus camera. I ended up taking it back and getting the Sony P71. It doesn't have 8x zoom like the Olympus, but to be honest, the 3x zoom ...

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Michael Lawson
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I have owned 4 other Digital Cameras This is by far the best. The Zoom is incredible, I just wished it had audio for the movie mode. It does take great Pictures all the way to 24x Trust me I did it. It was very clear and looked like I was right on it. I was about 250 yards away it was a water tower. Problems: No Problems, except I need to buy a new camera case.

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Zephalephelah
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My first digital camera was the 700-uz. I was very impressed with the camera. It dropped. I bought a 2100, and never found the sharpness and consistency I had with my 700. I then bought a 720. It is on Ebay because of terrible white balance and horrific auto-focusing. Every once in a while, it all works out and the image is stunning. But that is a mere 33% of the time. The camera is terrible. This is probably why Oly is putting out a 700 replacement in the 730, which I will buy as soon as it ...

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