Olympus C-720 UZ

Announced May 8, 2002 •
3 megapixels | 1.5 screen | 40 – 320 mm (8×)

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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Had this camera for about 1 1/2 years and must say that it was probably a poor choice on my part in the end. And my advice to anybody looking at this camera is to AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS. PROS: Good outdoor shots in good light Zoom works well Possible to get action shots IF you prepare for it. CONS: Very slow to focus, sometimes as long as 2 - 3 seconds makes it impossib;e to get that spur of the moment shot. Poor indoor and low light shots Lack of printed instruction manual Loose lens. String ...

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I've had this camera for 4 years now, it's been with me on many trips and travels, and has not encountered drastic problems. It's very tough and sturdy, hard to accidentally break. It has excellent zoom (8x) for its size, and for its time. It's light, and comfortable to hold. Good battery life, if you use common sense and use the LCD viewscreen sparingly. In my experience, it handles low-light situations wonderfully, coming out with sharp images each time, where other cameras would blur them. ...

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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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This was my first "proper" digital camera purchased a couple of years ago and despite having recently had more modern & expensive cameras (FZ20 & FZ30) I still carry this one round with me all the time because it is very easy to use, its tough and reliable (its been all around the world with me and taken a quite a bit of abuse!), it uses AA bateries which are readily available and always gives suprisingly good results under most conditions (fantastic sunsets for some reason), if you can find ...

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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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I have now had this camera for over 6 months and absolutely love it. It has great features not the least of which is the terrific 10x optical zoom. Goodbye to awful pixelated digital zooms. Problems: None whatsoever and I have taken over 1200 pictures.

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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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