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Olympus CAMEDIA C 770 Ultra Zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and portability. The usability and value for money also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the image stabilizer and optics, while comments about the sensor and memory are different.

image quality, value for money, usability, portability, performance

responsiveness, low-light, features, optics, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus CAMEDIA C 770 Ultra Zoom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus C-770 UltraZoom

 

The CAMEDIA C-770 Ultra Zoom shares the title as the world's smallest 10X optical zoom, 4.0 megapixel digital camera with its sibling, the C-765UZ (as of April 2004). It's an all-in-one camera solution for photographers who want the widest focal length ra

Overall, the Olympus C-770UZ is an excellent camera. With its stylish and ergonomic body, excellent image quality, and versatile exposure modes, every member of your family will enjoy using it. Its big zoom lens adds to the fun factor, enabling you to cap

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Olympus C-770 Ultra Zoom

 

Olympus makes its latest Ultra Zoom smaller and improves its video capabilities.

The C-770 is a good choice if you want maximum zoom power in a small package.

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Olympus C-770 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

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Olympus Camedia C-770 Ultra Zoom review by PC Magazine

 

The 4-megapixel Olympus Camedia C-770 has more features than the C-765, our Editor's Choice among superzoom models, but purchasers should be sure ...

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Olympus Camedia C-770 Zoom Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

The Olympus C-770 Ultra Zoom is the current high-end model in an ongoing 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...

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Olympus C-770 Ultra Zoom

 

Bytesector previously took a look at the Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom digital camera. Today we will look at its successor; the C-770. This digital camera comes bundled with 10X optical zoom, a 4 megapixel CCD, and a low price tag. Let's take a look at this...

In concluding terms, this isn't the best camera from Olympus .

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Olympus C-765 / C-770 Ultra Zoom

 

The Olympus C-765 and C-770 Ultra Zooms are updated versions of 2003's popular C-740 and C-750 cameras. For 2004, they've received a sleeker body, the TruePic TURBO engine (for better performance and image quality), MPEG4 support (C-770 only), and...

Excellent photo quality ; Compact metal bodies (considering the size of the lens) ; Many manual controls ; My Mode feature lets you store favorite settings to spot on mode dial ; Conversion lenses supported ; Remote control included [C-770 only ; Hot...

Poor low light focusing, no AF-assist lamp ; LCD/EVF too dark to be useable in low light ; Full shutter speed range only available in "M" mode ; Full manual only on CD ; Image stabilization would be nice

Regardless of which one you choose, both of these Ultra Zooms are great cameras.

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Olympus C-770 UZ

 

A couple of weeks ago I decided to replace my 5 year old C-770 with a Canon SX20IS. Just in case I had some trouble with the new camera, I took the C-770 along, as a back-up, on a weeks holiday in beautiful Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. I shot...

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Olympus C-770 UZ

 

I have had my Silver C770UZ 4 years now takes excellent photos use it all the time so far no problems. Love the 10x zoom and hot shoe feature. Used Olympus 35mm camera's OM2 & OM2S for years with all kinds of lenses in my photo business . I still use...

Limitations 10x zoom no stabilizer short battery life buy extras like I did Manual on disk do like iIdid print out as 5x7 size you get 2 on and 8x10 sheet take to a copy store like Staples or Kinkos in US and they will spiral bind it for you and put a...

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Olympus C-770 UZ

 

I've used my C-770UZ now for 3 years. I paid around £400 when they came out and still think it was worth it. They can be picked up used now from as little as £100 and this has to be a bargain! I've used other cameras during this time, but haven't found...

The only downsides I can find to this camera so far are the slow start up time compared to newer models and battery life. Even when it shows "battery low" though, it's usually got a fair bit of life left before you need to change it

Product Specifications

Experience photography without limitations with this advanced, 4 megapixel digital camera. The C-770 is designed with an impressive 10x optical/40x total zoom, MPEG4 Movie mode with audio, the ultra fast TruePic TURBO image processor, and the freedom to add on wide angle or telephoto conversion lenses, as well as an external flash via its dedicated hot shoe, so there's no photographic situation you won't be fully prepared for.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

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

Depth:2.7in
Height:2.4in
Weight:0.7lbs
Width:4.1in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:xD-Picture Card
Storage Capacity:16MB/32MB

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:770 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:1/2.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):9.4 mm ( 1/2.7 ) / 9.4 mm ( 1/2.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:4Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4 / QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Blackboard / Sepia / Whiteboard
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic
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