Olympus C-720 UZ

Announced May 8, 2002 •
3 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 40 – 320 mm (8×)
wcookson
 
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Received as Christmas gift December 2002, now looking for an upgrade. Got beautiful photos, but is tempermental, may have been defective since new. There is no manual focus, if you are shooting through s window with spots on it, it focuses on the window and you have no choice. Problems: Auto focus problems, if you shoot many pictures in succession, ~10-15 seems a circuit overheats and then it refuses to focus. Software that controls the camera seems buggy, had to pull batteries many times to ...

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JuuriSitten
 
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I purchace this Olympus C-720 UZ camera mostly to our sportclubs web-gallery tool. Powerfull zoom and wide scale settings (compact-type camera) were the most important reasons. I have owned it now more than three years and taken ~10.000 photos. During these years ~2000 photos have been on those web-callery pages and even now there is maybe several hundreds of sportfotos on these pages. Also I have carryed this camera all around world with me and couple of times workteam has put everybodys ...

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florinbaiduc
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I have owned this camera for almoust 3 years now - bough it in september 2002. It is not an easy camera - you will need time to learn how to use it and you will have a lot of blurred noisy out of focus pictures in the beggining. Once you learned how to use it the quality is stunning. I have won some contests with pictures taken with this camera and printed in A3 format...Most of the posters here take 10 pictures and then come here and declare it bad. I have taken around 20000 pictures with ...

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elalwa
 
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Very excited when I received the camera as a gift 1 1/2 years ago. Liked it and made good use of it. Focusing tedious at times and hard to get "action shots". Otherwise, very pleased. Sadly....the camera just up and stopped working. Froze up and nothing would get it going. Emailed Olympus who promptly replied they were sorry to hear about the problem...but if I sent $150.00 they would fix it. Seems like they've had the complaint before. Don't quite see the value in spending 30% of the ...

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Martin79
 
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Es una excelente cámara por el precio que se está pagando. Tiene la opción de ponerla en manual tanto en abertura como en obturación, se puede compensar también a gusto. Tiene la opción de panorama para poder luego con software unir las fotos en una automáticamente (lo probé y queda excelente). El flash es muy potente, por lo cual debe ser compensado, -0.7 puede ser una solución. No se ve como una cámara robusta, es decir, si vas a tratarla duramente, antes de comprarla probala porque el ...

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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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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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simonma
 
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Problems: Is manual focus available on this camera?

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andy amos
 
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If you need a long zoom range, can find the camera at a bargin price, can't wait for the 730-UC, and have the patience to read the manual, its worth considering. I bought this on the strength of its zoom, the most economic option on the market when compared to the Fujis, Minoltas and Nikons and it was smaller too. On paper the camera sold me. The reality was then rather dissapointing and I realised there had to be a price to pay for such a combination of features. Focussing in low light or ...

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TheWanderer
 
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Sports Mode - forget it. In line with other cameras with electronic viewfinders as soon as you press the shutter you lose the picture in the viewfinder. If you are trying to track a fast moving object this can be disasterous for composition. I tried putting it on sequential shooting mode in the hope that one of the shots will be OK - no good, as for some reason the mininum shutter speed in this mode is 1/30th sec and even the slowest tracking will give you blurred pictures. So if you're into ...

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