We were lucky enough to have a very early Japanese pre-production unit in house for a couple of weeks. Although we can't publish any images from the camera I do have a few additional images of the camera including the new combined xD / SmartMedia slot which promises support for what are now 'legacy' SmartMedia cards and the new xD Picture Card.

Phil: The camera we had was so early that it only had Japanese menus and isn't finished to final production quality (note the rear of the camera isn't the final finish / color). Hence the 'Pre-Production' warning labels on the images below.

Olympus C-730 Ultra Zoom key features

  • 3.2 million pixels for image processing
  • 10x Ultra Zoom, equivalent to 38-380mm and 1-3x digital Tele, seamless
  • Bright zoom lens F2.8-3.5
  • SmartMedia and xD-Picture Card compatible
  • Electronic View Finder (0.44", 180.000 pixels), displaying full photographic info
  • P/ A/ S and Manual exposure modes
  • Histogram in shooting mode
  • S-macro (from as close as 3cm)
  • QuickTime motion JPEG
  • USB AutoConnect
  • Audio/Video interface

Olympus C-730 Ultra Zoom in pictures