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Olympus C-740 UZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 236 reviews of Olympus C-740 UZ. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus C-740 UZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of Olympus C-740 UZ from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom


Support for add-on lenses ; Long zoom lens ; Saves favorite settings ; Good picture quality ; Full manual controls

Manual only on included CD ; No image stabilization ; Slowest shutter speeds available only in manual mode ; No AF illuminator ; Images a little noisy ; No sound in movie mode

Oct, 2003

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Olympus Camedia C-740 Camera Review - PCWorld


A good choice for amateur outdoor photographers on a budget, because it has more advanced controls than is typical in a 3-megapixel model. If you want to make prints larger than 8 by 10 inches, consider the very similar 4-megapixel C-750 Ultra Zoom.

Jun, 2003

Expert review by : Les Freed (

Zoom ZoomCamera Style

Jun, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Olympus C-740 UltraZoom


Continue on to Page Two C-740 Ultra Zoom Specifications CCD Imager 3.18 megapixel effective 3.34 megapixel gross 1/2.5"(.40")CCD Lens Olympus aspherical glass 10x zoom lens 6.3 -63mm (38 - 380mm equivalent in 35mm photography),11 lenses in 7 groups...

May, 2003

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Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


With its very successful line of Camedia digital cameras, Olympus has long been a dominant player in the digicam marketplace. They currently boast one of the broadest digital camera lineups in the industry, with numerous models ranging from pure...

Mar, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom


In the "old days", there wasn't much competition in the ultra zoom arena. That is changing, with Fuji, HP, and Panasonic now getting into the act. That's good, because it means that consumers will get better products

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 your settings ; Very good image quality (though a tad noisy) ;...

Noise levels higher than they should be ; No AF illuminator ; Over-sensitive power button ; EVF difficult to see in low light ; No more sound recording, flash sync port (which C-730 had) ; Slowest shutter speeds only available in full manual mode ;...

Most of the new features in the Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom are pretty dull, but there's one that stands out: the extra-low dispersion (ED) lens noticeably reduces purple fringing, which should make owners of the older Ultra Zooms a bit jealous. It...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Asim Zaidi (

Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera


Aesthetically beautiful, internally powerful, and user enjoyable; A few traits that are at the heart of Olympus's C-740. It is a 3.2 MP professional use camera for those who want to test the limits of digital photography. With magnificent 10X optical...

Jan, 2004

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Olympus C-740


The 3.2 Megapixel Olympus C-740 is a unique looking camera that is sure to get noticed. It has a 10x optical zoom (a nice change from the 3x zoom on most medium quality digital cameras lately) and comes with 12 in built shooting modes. Byte Sector has...

Jan, 2004

Best Buy!

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

C-740 Ultra Zoom


be a problem, too - if you get within five inches of your subject, the lens can cast a large shadow in the bottom of your shot

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I love this camera!


I'd purchased a Sony CyberShot with far more features and really did not like it. I exchanged it for the Olympus C-740 Ultra Zoom and am so happy I did! I love wandering around in the hills, camera in hand to take both long shots and macro's, this...

Mar, 2005

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