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Olympus Camedia C-750 Ultra Zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 750 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and battery. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed opinions on the flash and lens, while the viewfinder and shutter get critical comments.

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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-750 Ultra Zoom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review of the Camedia C-750 Ultra Zoom from Olympus


PC Magazine review of the Camedia C-750 Ultra Zoom from Olympus, one of the few four megapixel digital cameras you can buy that comes with a 10x optical zoom lens (you'll be lucky to get 3x on most digicams). ...

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Olympus Camedia C


Company: Olympus America Inc., Price: $550 street

Sharp images, thanks to a 4-megapixel sensor and ED glass lens ; rich feature set ; Cons ; Slow, unresponsive zoom and shutter lag make action shots challenging ; Bottom Line ; The 4MP C-750 produces sharp, well-exposed images with its 10X zoom lens....

Slow, unresponsive zoom and shutter lag make action shots challenging ; Bottom Line ; The 4MP C-750 produces sharp, well-exposed images with its 10X zoom lens. It's a good choice as an all-around camera for enthusiasts moving up from the entry level

The 4MP C-750 produces sharp, well-exposed images with its 10X zoom lens. It's a good choice as an all-around camera for enthusiasts moving up from the entry level.

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Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom


Wide zoom range; sharp photos; broad feature set.

Occasionally sluggish zoom response.

The 10X zoom lens adds some kick to an otherwise average 4-megapixel camera.


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Olympus C-750 UZ Digital Camera Camera


WHAT'S HOT: A fraternal twin of the 3.2-megapixel C-740 that we reviewed a couple of months earlier, the $599 C-750 steps up the resolution to 4 megapixels and adds a few more features: a hot shoe for an external flash, audio recording in movie mode,...

For the most part, our images created with the C-750 were pleasing. The outdoor setting for one of our test shots juxtaposes deep shadows between buildings and a bright sky; here the C-750 handled the high contrasts especially well, producing one of...

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Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom


This 4-megapixel, 10X optical zoom camera produces images rivaling those from 5-megapixel models.

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Olympus C-750 UZ Digital Camera (Olympus-225390)


Advanced photographers who want a 10X optical zoom, will find the C-750 a better choice than the C-740--and well worth the extra hundred bucks.

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Olympus C-750 UltraZoom


The CAMEDIA C-750 Ultra Zoom is the world's smallest 10X optical zoom, 4.0 megapixel digital camera (as of June 2003.) It's an all-in-one camera solution for advanced photographers who want the widest focal length range plus manual and automatic controls

Overall, the Olympus C-750 UZ is an excellent camera. It has the "better than average" image quality that we have come to expect from Olympus cameras. The overall color balance, saturation and sharpness is excellent. At an MSRP of $699 it is a very good v

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Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


The Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom is the latest in a long line of long-zoom digicams from Olympus. While the long-zoom market is getting more crowded these days, Olympus really pioneered it with their excellent C-2100, and still retains a commanding...

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Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom


The C-750 Ultra Zoom has even more features than the C-740. It offers a 4 Megapixel CCD, a hot shoe, and sound recording

Very good photo quality, less noise than earlier Olympus models ; 10X zoom lens ; Less purple fringing than earlier models ; Full manual controls, including white balance which you can fine tune ; Customizable buttons and menus ; Can store four sets of...

AF performance could be better (an AF illuminator would help too) ; EVF difficult to see in low light ; Still some purple fringing (really hard to avoid on these big lenses, though) ; Zoom controller a little sluggish ; Slowest shutter speeds only...

If you don't need the hot shoe, sound recording, remote control support, and 4MP CCD, consider the similar C-740 Ultra Zoom.

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"AWESOME Camera!"


I've had this camera ever since it was released and have loved it. I've litterally worn it out. I have used it for professional photos even though I have a Canon EOS 40D which I also love. But this one is the best on the fly and for ease of use. It has...

Excellent photos!

Doesn't do as well in low light.

Product Specifications

Incorporating 10x zoom performance in a compact body, the latest Olympus Ultra Zoom digital camera allows extremely versatile and comfortable shooting. With the C-750 Ultra Zoom, Olympus presents the world's first 4-megapixel camera with a 10x optical zoom. As befits a camera of this stature, it is protected by a full-metal casing. It provides a host of automatic modes plus manual options to allow effortless operation and creative control. Images are saved on the xD-Picture Card memory media. This camera delivers 10x optical zoom performance in the smallest and lightest Ultra Zoom body yet. As such, it is a particularly welcome companion on nature hikes and at sporting events, taking the photographer to the heart of the scene. The optical zoom range, which is equivalent to 38 - 380mm on a 35mm camera, can be extended even further when combined with the digital zoom. On the C-750 Ultra Zoom, a 4x digital zoom provides up to 40x magnification (equivalent to 1520mm). This model also let the photographer shoot from just 3cm away to create fascinating macro photos. The very bright (f2.8 - 3.7), high quality optical system comprises eleven elements arranged in seven groups and includes two aspherical lenses plus an ED element, which is normally only found in pro-level SLR cameras and significantly help reduce chromatic aberration. High resolution capture and ease of use for stunning results Since this model records 4 million pixels, users can expect great quality prints - even in larger sizes. The pixel mapping function automatically calibrates the CCD chip and processor to help produce even sharper contrast, brighter colors and fewer image errors, and the TruePic technology further optimizes sharpness, contrast, color purity and gradation. A range of metering systems handles all the details to guarantee pictures have the clarity and color to really impress. Besides iESP, spot and AF area autofocus, the user may use digital ESP, spot or multi-spot exposure metering. A histogram displays brightness distribution of both captured and live images in a graphic form to allow the exposure to be checked. The cameras' scene programs (portrait, self-portrait, night scene, sports, landscape and landscape plus portrait) are ideal for when there's little time to adjust the settings manually. However, aperture priority and shutter priority as well as full manual control of the aperture and shutter speed are possible when there's more time for creative expression. The intelligent automatic white balance metering system assures realistic color reproduction. Pre-set white balance settings for daylight, overcast and tungsten light conditions and three options for fluorescent light are available, as well as one-touch white balance. Five flash modes are included for shooting in darkness or low light. The C-750 Ultra Zoom also incorporates a hot shoe for connecting external flash units (such as the Olympus CAMEDIA FL-40 and FL-20). When taking shots with long exposure times, the noise reduction function helps to enhance the brightness and clarity of the results. Favorite configurations can be saved in the 'My Mode' folders. Information about the selected settings is shown in the cameras' electronic viewfinder while shooting. The menu is very easy to use and available in four languages. Panorama shooting, black and white plus sepia modes are included and movies may be recorded. Furthermore, sequence shooting is also possible. Up to 12 exposures can be taken in normal sequence mode at a rate of 2.6 frames per second in HQ mode. The C-750 Ultra Zoom additionally enables sound to be recorded to images. The CAMEDIA C-750 Ultra Zoom supports the new EXIF 2.2 standard as well as PIM II, enabling compatible printers to apply the saved data to produce optimized results. With the USB AutoConnect interface, images are quickly and easily downloaded to a computer. Thanks to the Olympus CAMEDIA Master software that comes with the camera, the user is able to process, edit and archive the photos.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Night mode / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sports mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:xD-Picture Card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Model:750 Ultra Zoom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus CAMEDIA C

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-3.7
Max Focal Length:63mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400/ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 50
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode / Panorama mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blackboard / Sepia / Whiteboard
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic