Olympus C-700 UZ review
I received the C700 as a gift for Christmas last year. I have shot family, graduation, friends of family in the thousands. I was able to shoot a full graduation ceremony with one set of NIMH 1800 with a mix of HQ and SHQ. I was located at the top of the grandstands and with the aide of a rest got shots with the 10X that were amazing. Original price was $600. Just recently celebrated the retirement of a co-worker, we picked up a refurbished C700 for $200 he has shot 100's of digitals. We upgraded the camera with NIMH & charger and 128 Smart Card, he is a happy camper.. looking for additional units...
On my C-700 it appears to have collected debris on the inside of the lens. Running that question by tech staff. I use the Camera heavily in dusty environments as a work tool, very sturdy otherwise.