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Learn Digital Photography - Review of the Olympus C7000 Digital Camera


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At first glance you might not even notice this little camera among the others, but don't let its looks fool you the Olympus Camedia C7000 is a powerful digital camera in a small package. Boasting a 7.1 megapixel range, very user-friendly controls, and excellent quality output, this camera is hard to beat.

With the addition some very inventive and useful new features this could easily be one of the best digital cameras currently available. And without any further introduction, let's take a lot at what the Olympus Camdia C7000 had to offer

The Olympus C7000 is the smallest camera in its division weighing in at only 7.7 ounces. You will find yourself trying to figure out how they packed as many features as they did into such an impressive little camera.

Upon closer examination you discover that the Olympus C7000 possesses a stylish metal body, finished in a sleek titanium color. Well laid out controls are found on the back of the camera, along with a 2-inch LCD screen that proves easy to see even in bright sunlight due to semi-transmissive TFT technology.

Deep inside the C7000, the CCD sensor is able to capturing 7.1 megapixels of photographic information, which along with a 5X optical zoom lens capable of 35-mm focal lengths from 38mm to 190mm, means this camera makes taking excellecnt, high quality photographs literally a snap!

Having a TruePic TURBO image processor enables users to take clean and sharp photos with fantastic color representation and little distortion or noise. As well as a real-time histogram, users can be alerted to over and underexposed areas in photos while in any shooting mode through color-coded highlighting. With the ability to record VGA video at 30 frames per second, the C7000 has both a microphone and speaker built in for recording and playback.

You will be more than satisfied when you press the power button on the top of the C7000. This digital camera fires up in less than a second and doesn't stop there in quality. Located precisely where you want them to be, the external controls are easy to use and will never leave you trying to recall how to perform a certain camera function.

Navigating the menu controls via the LCD is also kept simple, and advanced users will be pleased to have many interesting features such as Autofocus Target Selection and Red-Eye Fix so easily available.

Photos are stored using xD-Picture Cards, and Olympus has added a 32MB card with the camera so you can begin taking photos right away. A USB 2.0 connection is used to transfer photos to your computer, and the cable is also included.

You will also find in the box a lithium ion rechargeable battery which powers the Olympus C7000, along with a compatible charger. Depending on the camera settings you should be able to get about 200 shots from this camera between battery charges.

The shortcomings in this camera are hard to find. In fact the only one we could come up with is in regards to the Autofocus. You may find that it sometimes has problems when used in low-lit conditions but it still works well in bright light, even if not as fast as comparable cameras available for the same price.

The last feature to make note of is the time lapse setting that can be set to take photos automatically at 1 to 60 minute intervals. Features such as this along with all of the others make the Olympus C7000 a highly recommended pick.

One feature not yet mentioned in this review is the time-lapse setting that can set the camera to take photos automatically at 1 to 60-minute intervals, and it is features like this combined with everything else the Olympus C7000 has to offer that make it a highly recommended choice.

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