Olympus C-7000 / C-70 Zoom Review
|The C-7000 has an external battery charger, the LI-10C which is the same unit as used on previous 'C' series digital cameras. It has a charge indicator LED and a full charge from flat takes approximately two hours.|
On the right side of the camera (from the rear) is the combined USB and A/V out connector, on the left side is the DC-IN connector for the optional AC adapter. The C-7000 has no other external connectors or ports.
Compared to other seven megapixel digital camera lenses
(35 mm equiv.)
Startup extend time
(wide - tele)
|Canon PowerShot G6||Canon Zoom||35 - 140 mm (4x)||3.0 sec||F2.0 - F3.0|
|Casio Exilim EX-P700||Canon Zoom||33 - 132 mm (4x)||2.1 sec||F2.8 - F4.0|
|Olympus C-7000 Z||Olympus Zoom||38 - 190 mm (5x)||1.0 sec||F2.8 - F4.8|
|Pentax Optio 750Z||smc Pentax||37.5 - 187.5 mm (5x)||2.8 sec||F2.8 - F4.6|
|Sony DSC-V3||Carl Zeiss||34 - 136 mm (4x)||2.5 sec||F2.8 - F4.0|
Base / Tripod Mount
The C-7000 is the only one of the five seven megapixel digital cameras we're testing together which has a pop-up flash. The use of a pop-up enables Olympus to keep the overall height of the camera down. The disadvantage is that flash operation isn't "automatic" you have to remember to manually release the flash so that it's in the up position, it's not electrically released. The flash has a specified range of 3.8 m at wide angle and 2.2 m at telephoto (Auto ISO).
Auto Focus Assist Lamp
|To the top left of the lens is the AF assist lamp, it provides a very bright beam of orange light to assist the camera's contrast detect AF system in low light situations. You can disable this lamp from the camera menu.|
Supplied In the Box
- Olympus C-7000 / C-70 Zoom digital camera
- Battery Pack LI-12B
- Charger LC-10C
- 32 MB xD-Picture Card
- Wrist strap
- USB cable
- Video cable (A/V)
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