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Olympus SP-700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the color and portability. The build quality and usability are also appreciated. The viewfinder and focus get critical opinions.

screen, usability, build quality, portability, color

value for money, lens, focus, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus SP-700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 65 reviews)

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SP-700 700w

 

See you soon!!!

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Owners Opinion: Olympus SP-700 (M F HughesThomas, 17 May 06)

 

I was attracted to this camera first because it was an Olympus, and I like the results delivered by the esp metering. Second I liked the macro options. I wasn't that keen on the idea of a camera without a view-finder, but I was proved wrong. The three...

If you must have manual overrides this is not the camera for you

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Amazon review summary for Olympus SP-700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Olympus SP-700 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

usability, screen, performance, portability, memory

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: OLYMPUS SP-700 6 Megapixel Digital CameraOLYMPUS SP-700 6 Megapixel Digital CameraOlympus SP-700 - 6.0 MegaPixels Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom & 3.0 LCD Screen

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nice camera

 

a big plus for me that the zoom lens says in the body and fingers stay away from the lens, and charging is done without talking the battery out.

small, light, big LCD, long battery life, very clear pictures outdoor and indoor, with just the right color saturation.

tiny crambed buttons

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Olympus failure

 

I wanted a shirt pocket camera, I have an olympus 740UZ which I dearly love.

Olympus quality and simpicity

lack of an optical viewfinder, impossible to use VF in bright sunlight while wearing polarized sunglasses, battery hard to find and don't last as long as AA

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The Largest LCD Around

 

The Olympus SP-700 lets photographers see more.

large 3.0" color LCD screen, 3x optical zoom, very compact, includes sound for video,

The only thing I can come up with is the posibility of scratching the LCD screen...

Expert review by:

Olympus SP-700

 

Very good image quality.Good metering system.Excellent colour rendition.Large 3-inch high definition monitor.Compact and light to carry.

Soft focus with wide angle images.Arrow Pad too small and lacking in precision.Flash a bit weak.

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Olympus SP-700

 

The Olympus SP-700 is a 6 megapixel digital camera with a 3x Optical Zoom and large 3 inch LCD screen with 230,000 pixels. The SP700 features 24 scene modes, Macro mode at up to 1cm, VGA movie recording at 30 frames per second, 11 megabytes of internal...

The SP700 features 24 scene modes, Macro mode at up to 1cm, VGA movie recording at 30 frames per second, 11 megabytes of internal memory and PictBridge printing compatibility

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Amazon review summary for Olympus SP-700

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Olympus SP-700 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

screen, usability, build quality, color, design

value for money

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Olympus SP-700 Digital Compact Camera - Silver (6MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 3'' LCD

Product Specifications

Featuring an extra large, high-resolution 7.6cm LCD, the SP-700 is perfect for the photographer who likes to be able to share photos anywhere, anytime. Show your brilliant results picture by picture or in a slide show directly on the camera. Plus, a new compare and shoot function lets you shoot a picture while comparing it to your previous shots. And thanks to the 6.0 million-pixel quality coupled with a 3x optical zoom, your compositions will really come alive.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus Li-40B

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash/Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1in
Height:2.2in
Weight:0.2lbs/4.9oz
Width:3.8in/3.9in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Auction / Auto mode lock / Available light portrait / Beach / Behind glass / Candle / Cuisine / Document / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Museum / Night mode / Night portrait / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Slow shutter / Snow / Sports mode / Sunset / Underwater macro / Underwater wide/Auction / Available light portrait / Beach / Behind glass / Candle / Cuisine / Documents / Fireworks / Indoor / Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Museum / Night scene / Night scene with portrait / Panorama assist / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Shoot & select 1 / Shoot & select 2 / Snow / Sports mode / Sunset / Underwater macro / Underwater wide 1 / Underwater wide 2/Landscape / Portrait mode / Museum / Landscape-portrait / Self-portrait / Fireworks / Panorama assist / Night scene / Sports mode / Sunset / Indoor / Cuisine / Candle / Beach / Behind glass / Night scene with portrait / Auction / Underwater macro / Snow / Available light portrait / Underwater wide 2 / Underwater wide 1

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Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:SP-700
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.3-4
Max Focal Length:18.9mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5 / 1/2.5"/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:6.18Megapixel/6Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:10/4
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 64 / ISO auto/ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64/ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 64 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode/Panorama mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia / Saturation/Black & White / Saturation / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera
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