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PMA 2003: Olympus has today announced the three megapixel C-740 and four megapixel C-750 Ultra Zoom digital cameras. These are direct successors to the C-730 Ultra Zoom. Featuring the now familiar C-7xx body the both cameras feature a 10x optical zoom lens (38 - 380 mm equiv.). Like all newly announced Olympus digital cameras they store images on xD-Picture Card, and are powered by AA batteries. Although the format may be familiar the lens system is new, all elements are glass and we hope this will help to eliminate some purple fringing seen in other C-7xx models.
Press Release - C-750 Ultra Zoom (Olympus UK):
40x magnification zooms you in on the action
Olympus announces the launch of its latest Ultra Zoom model, the C-750 UZ. The perfect tool for those who want to get in to the action, this 40x Zoom, 4 million pixel digital camera is available from April, RRP of £499.99 (inc VAT). For stockist information call 0800 072 0070.
Building on the success of the C-730 Ultra Zoom, the new C-750 Ultra Zoom features a redesigned body that is smaller and lighter than the current model, plus an increase in mega pixels. Combined with the introduction of a large 1.8" display this means capturing your digital moments is even easier.
The 10x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom give users a massive 40x magnification (equivalent to 1520mm on a 35mm camera) zooming you in to any subject with ease. At the other end of the scale the C-750 UZ boasts a macro mode that can get you as close as 3cm away.
The C-750 Ultra Zoom features a bright, high performance f2.8 - f3.7 lens, comprising of 11 elements arranged in seven groups and including two aspherical lenses plus ED elements, which are only found in top-end SLR cameras and significantly help reduce chromatic aberration.
Aperture, shutter priority and aperture and shutter speeds can all be customised, giving the user more time for creative expression. The C-750 Ultra Zoom also offers iESP, spot and AF area autofocus. The user may use digital ESP, spot or mulit-spot exposure metering. A histogram displays brightness distribution of both captured and live images in a graphic form to allow the exposure to be checked.
However, the C-750 Ultra Zoom isn't all about high level customisation and for the novice or intermediate user the camera offers ten scene programs including portrait, self-portrait, night scene, sports, landscape, landscape plus portrait and four programmable "My Mode" settings.
With a built in flash, the C-750 Ultra Zoom offers an intelligent automatic white balance metering system that assures realistic colour reproduction. Pre-set white balance settings for daylight, overcast and tungsten light conditions and three options for fluorescent light are available, as well as one touch white balance. Five Flash modes are included for shooting in darkness or low light. The C-750 Ultra Zoom also incorporates a hot shoe for connecting external flash units (such as the Olympus Camedia FL-40 and FL-20)
Other functions include a sequence shooting mode capable of up to 12 exposures at a rate of 2.6 frames per second, a panorama mode, 2 in 1 shooting, Black & White or Sepia modes and the ability to record short movie sequences in QuickTime Motion JPEG format.
The C-750 Ultra Zoom comes with 16Mb xD-Picture Card and supports the new EXIF 2.2 standard as well as PIM II, enabling compatible printers to apply the saved data to produce optimised image printouts.
The C-750 UZ can be expanded to enhance your photographic skills further
with specially-developed tele (TCON-17) and wide-angle (WCON-07) converter
lenses. The C-750 Ultra Zoom is also compatible with the FL-40 and FL-20
external flash units via its built-in hot shoe connection to give even
greater control over the users flash needs.
|C-750 Ultra Zoom||C-740 Ultra Zoom|
|CCD Imager||4.0 Megapixel Effective
4.1 Megapixel Total
1/2.7 Type CCD
|3.18 megapixel effective
3.34 megapixel gross
|Lens||Olympus aspherical and ED glass 10x zoom lens 5.9-59mm (38-380mm equivalent in 35mm photography)||Olympus aspherical glass 10x zoom lens 6.3 �63mm (38 � 380mm equivalent in 35mm photography),11 lenses in 7 groups|
|Seamless Digital Zoom||40x total (10x optical and 4x digital combined)||Seamless to 30x (10x optical and 3x digital combined)|
|Aperture Range||F2.8-8.0 W/F3.7-8.0 T||f2.8/f3.7 � f8|
|Shutter Speeds||1/1000 sec. � 16 sec. Automatic, 1/1000 sec. � 16 sec. Manual||1/1000 sec. � 16 sec.|
|ISO||100/200/400||Auto, 100, 200, 400 (equivalent)|
|Recording Mode(s)||Still Image: EXIF 2.2 JPEG, DCF (design rule for Camera File System), QuickTime Motion JPEG (Movie Mode) PIM II. (.wav sound file format)||Still image: EXIF
2.2 JPEG,DCF (Design rule for Camera File system), PRINT Image Matching
Movie mode: QuickTime motion JPEG
|Adjustable Resolutions||3,200 x 2,400 SHQ,
HQ (Optimum Enlargement Mode)
2288 x 1712 TIFF SHQ, JPEG
2288 x 1520 (3:2 MODE) TIFF, HQ, JPEG
2048 x 1536 SQ1 High JPEG
1600 x 1200 SQ1, Medium JPEG
1280 x 960 SQ1, Normal JPEG
1024 x 768 SQ2, High JPEG
640 x 480 SQ2, Normal JPEG
320 x 240 @ 15fps QuickTime Motion JPEG
160 x 120 @ 15fps QuickTime Motion JPEG
|3200 x 2400 TIFF,JPEG
(SHQ,HQ)Optimum Image Enlargement mode
2048 x 1536 TIFF,JPEG (SHQ,HQ)
2048 x 1360 (3:2 format)JPEG (SHQ,HQ)
1600 x 1200 TIFF,JPEG SQ1 (High,Normal)
1280 x 960 TIFF,JPEG SQ1 (High,Normal)
1024 x 768 TIFF,JPEG SQ2 (High,Normal)
640 x 480 TIFF,JPEG SQ2 (High,Normal)
|DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)||Print Reserve, All print reservation, Display Date information||Print reserve (single,all,number of copies),Date or time|
|Optical Image Enlargement||Yes||Available 3200 x 2400 image size interpolated from maximum optical CCD resolution of 2048 x 1536|
|Image Adjustment Modes||B&W, Sepia, Whiteboard and Blackboard||Sharpness,Contrast,Saturation,Each adjustable +/-5 steps|
|Image Effects||Trimming, Resize||Black and white, Sepia, White board, Black board, 2-in-1 shooting mode; Still image: Resize, Trimming; Movie: Edit,Index|
|Panorama||Up to 10 frames stitchable with CAMEDIA Master software when using Olympus brand SmartMedia||Up to 10 frames automatically stitchable with CAMEDIA Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card|
|Sequence||2.6fps, up to 12 in HQ mode||2.6 frames per second burst up to 12 frames in HQ mode|
|Viewfinder||0.44" (1.1cm) electric viewfinder, 180,000 pixels with Diopter Adjustment||.44" (1.1 cm) electronic viewfinder (approx. 180,000 pixels)|
|LCD||1.5" (3.8cm) color TFT LCD (110,000 pixels) used for viewing, reviewing or editing images||1.5" (3.8 cm) low-temperature poly-silicon LCD (approx. 110,000 pixels)|
|Focusing System||TTL system (contrast detection)||iESP multi-pattern AF (autofocus) TTL system (contrast detection), Spot AF, Selective AF area, Full-Time AF, Manual focusing by gauge|
Wide: 23.6" - Infinity (0.6m - Infinity)
Tele: 6.6 ft - Infinity (2m - Infinity)
|Normal mode: 24"(60
Macro mode: 2.8"�24" (7 cm � 60 cm)
Super Macro mode: 1.2"�2.8" (3 cm � 7 cm)
|Exposure Control||Program Auto F2.8-8.0||Program auto/Aperture
priority/Shutter priority: f2.8 �f8, 1/1000 sec.�1/2 sec.
Manual: f2.8 �f8,1/1000 sec.�16 sec.
|Metering System||Digital ESP Multi-Pattern Meter, Spot Meter, Multi-point averaged, AE Lock, Histogram||Digital ESP multi-pattern, Spot, Multi-spot, AE lock, Histogram|
|White Balance System||IESP2 Multi-pattern auto TTL Pre-set manual settings: Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten & 3 Fluorescent settings, One Touch, Fine WB adjustment in 14 steps||iESP multi-pattern auto TTL, One-touch,Pre-set manual (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, 3 Fluorescent settings), Manual (-7 red to +7 blue)|
|Flash||Built-in Flash; Built-in Hot-shoe (TTL for FL-40 and FL-20)||Built-in flash|
|Flash Modes||Auto Flash for low
"Red-eye" Reduction Flash
Slow Shutter Synchronized Flash (first curtain)
Flash Off (built-in or external flash)
|Auto for low and backlight
Slow Shutter Synchronized (1st curtain and 1st curtain with Red Eye Reduction)
|Flash Working Range||Wide: 23"�16.7' (0.6 m � 5.1 m), Tele: 23"�12.4' (0.6 m � 3.8 m)|
|Flash Charging Time||Less than 6 seconds (at normal temperature with new batteries)||Approx. 6 seconds at normal temperature with fully charged battery|
|Removable Media Card||XD-Picture Card,(16,32,128 & 256 MB) 16MB included||3V (3.3V) xD-Picture Card, 16MB card included|
|Selftimer/Remote||12 sec. delay with built in self-timer||12-second delay|
|Setting Memorization||Reset or Hold certain camera settings after power on/power off||On/Off (Hold changes/Reset to default settings)|
|Outer Connectors||USB Connector (Auto-Connect), NTSC Video Out, DC input||USB connector (Auto-Connect),Video out,DC input|
|Auto-connect USB||Compatible with Windows 98 rev2/ME/2000 Pro/XP-MacOS 8.6-9.22/OSX||Compatible with Windows
98 rev2/ME/2000 Pro/XP and Mac OS 8.6 �OS X 10 and higher
Windows 98 rev2 driver provided on CD
Mac OS 8.6 requires USB mass storage driver 1.3.5
Downloading to computer without USB port possible with optional card reader
|Image Playback||Index display, up to 3X enlargement, Slide-show||Still image:Single
frame,Index display,up to 4x enlargement,Slide show,Scene rotation,Histogram
|Operating Environment||Operation: 32�F -
104�F (0�C- 40�C) 30-90% Humidity
Storage: -4�F - 104�F (-20�C - 60�C) 10-90% Humidity
�F (0 ��40 �C)30 �90% humidity
Storage:-4 ��140 �F (-20 ��60 �C)10 �90% humidity
|Power Supply||Main Power Source
(4) AA- Alkaline
(4) Ni-MH Rechargeable
(4) Ni-Cad Rechargeable
(2) CR-3V (LB-01) Lithium Batteries
AC Power Source
C-7AU 6 Volt AC adapter (optional)
|2 x LB-01 (CR-V3)lithium
4 x AA alkaline batteries
4 x AA NiMH rechargeable batteries
4 x AA lithium batteries
C-7AU AC adapter (optional)
|Date/Time Calendar||Simultaneous recording into image date||Simultaneous recording into image data,Automatic up to year 2099|
|Calendar||Automatic up to the year 2099|
|Size||4.2" W x 2.6" H x 2.7" D (107.5mm W x 66mm H x 68.5 mm D)||4.2"W x 2.6"H x 2.7"D (107.5 x 66 x 68.5 mm) excluding protrusions|
|Weight||10.4 oz./295 grams without batteries and xD-Picture Card||10.4 oz.(295 g)without battery and xD-Picture Card|
|Number of Storable Photos||
|*Specifications are subject
to change without notice.
All trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective holder. �2003 Olympus America Inc.
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