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Olympus CAMEDIA C 7070 Wide Zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and usability are on the whole positive. The portability and image quality also get good views. There are some mixed views about the reliability and image stabilizer, and some have doubts about the energy efficiency and shutter.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus CAMEDIA C 7070 Wide Zoom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom


The Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom combines professional features and a high quality wide angle lens in a compact, rugged, magnesium body. The wide angle zoom has a 35mm equivalent focal length coverage of 27mm to 110mm and lets photographers frame more of the

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Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom Camera


It would be easy to classify the Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom as a simple case of keeping up with the Joneses. A near twin to the older C-5060 that it replaces, the C-7070's bump in resolution from the now pedestrian 5 megapixels up to a more desirable 7.1...

Long battery life High image quality

Lens could be faster

The focal length of the camera remains unchanged. The 4X optical zoom starts at the 35mm equivalent of 27mm--ideal for interior and landscape shooting. The f-stop range, however, is a little better on the newer model: f2.8 to f11 versus f2.8 to f8....

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Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom


Olympus boosts its rugged, wide-angle digital camera to 7 megapixels.

Though image quality is not quite what you'd expect, the C-7070 is still one of the most powerful and flexible advanced digital cameras available.


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Olympus Camedia C-7070 Wide Zoom


Included Memory Amount: 32 MB, Included Memory: Media Card, Media Format: xD-Picture Card, Type: Enthusiast, Maximu...

Wide-angle lens. Multiple histogram modes. Solid construction. Good overall image quality.

LCD swivels vertically up above the optical viewfinder, which feels a bit awkward. The lens (4X) should have a longer zoom. Slow boot time.

The 7.1-megapixel Olympus C-7070 is a solid, sturdy, metal-bodied camera that provides enthusiasts with a number of powerful features. Images have lively colors and moderate sharpness, but the price might give some photographers pause.

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Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom First Impressions Review


The introduction of the C-7070 Wide Zoom brings added wide angle capabilities to Olympus' versatile C-series of digital cameras. Carrying-over a successful blend of consumer design and prosumer features, the C-7070 enables engaged point-and-shooters to...

With a 7.1MP CCD, 27-110mm (equivalent) all-glass Wide Zoom lens and TruePic TURBO processor, the C-7070 contains strong internal elements that are sure to appeal to a wide spectrum of users. The host of included features and additional accessory...

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Olympus C-7070


With a 7.1MP CCD, 27-110mm (equivalent) all-glass Wide Zoom lens and TruePic TURBO processor, the C-7070 contains strong internal elements that are sure to appeal to a wide spectrum of users. The host of included features and additional accessory...

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Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom Digital Camera Review: Intro, Highlights & User Report


The Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom digital camera is the latest in a long line of Olympus Camedia models stretching back to the earliest days of the consumer digital camera industry. Olympus is one of the big players in the digital camera marketplace, with a...

Very good resolution

Tight optical viewfinder (83-84% accuracy)

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Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom


I considered the C-5060WZ one of my favorite cameras back in its day. How does this latest model perform? Find out now in our review

Wide-angle 4X zoom lens ; Very good photo quality, though I'd adjust some settings (see below) ; Built like a tank (with one exception) ; Full manual controls ; Flip-up, rotating LCD display; good low light visibility ; Not one, but two live histograms...

Color saturation and sharpness a little too low at default settings ; Movie clips limited to 20 secs at highest quality setting ; Cheap plastic door over memory card slot ; Low light focusing should be better ; Unimpressive continuous shooting mode ;...

I really enjoyed using the C-7070WZ and it gets my recommendation. If you take a lot of photos that need that wide-angle lens, it's definitely worth your consideration.

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Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom


The 7-megapixel Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom, with its namesake wide-angle lens, abundance of features, and great picture quality, has a lot to offer the enthusiast who's a few dollars short of the price of a digital SLR.

Excellent color ; wide lens ; excellent ergonomics and build quality ; dual control panels ; dual histograms ; dual memory slots ; hot shoe ; wide range of accessories available

Long write times for Raw files ; flimsy lens cap ; audio must be disabled to use optical zoom in movie mode

The magnesium-alloy body has a reassuringly rugged feel, and the rubberized grip and contoured thumbrest make it a pleasure to hold. The 1.8-inch swiveling LCD is great for taking shots at odd angles, and handily arranged buttons provide quick access...

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Digital Camera: Olympus C7070


The Olympus 7070 doesnt just blur the line between pro and consumer cameras, it erases it. With a superb 7.1 MP CCD sensor, a 27ö 110mm equivalent lens, and a solidly constructed magnesium body, this camera is ready to capture the big picture and bring...

Iâd strongly recommend the camera to photography students and journalists both of which will appreciate its pro-features, compact size and affordable price

Product Specifications

The TCON-30C tele conversion lens has been specially created for the Olympus C-7070WZ and the C-5060 WIDE ZOOM digital cameras. It features a special bayonet mount, which allows an easy and quick attachment and removal of the conversion lens to and from the camera. With its magnification of a factor of 3.0 the max. tele zoom range of the C-7070WZ and the C-5060 wide zoom will be enlarged to 330mm. The new tele conversion lens increases the existing focal length without changing the aperture.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus BLM-1

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / Microdrive / xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card Type H / xD-Picture Card Type M

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Night landscape / Night scene / Panorama assist / Sports mode / Underwater macro / Underwater wide/Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Night scene / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Underwater macro / Underwater wide

Flash Memory

Form Factor:xD-Picture Card
Storage Capacity:32MB


Model:7070 Wide Zoom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus CAMEDIA C

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:22.9mm
Min Focal Length:5.7mm
Optical Zoom:4
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:7.1Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:5
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO auto (50-400)
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Contrast compensation / Saturation / Sepia/Black & White / Saturation / Sepia / Whiteboard
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical