Olympus Stylus 740 Review|
According to Joshua Waller: "To turn the camera on, the power button is pressed and is ready for taking photos when the light stops flashing (about 1.5 seconds). The mode dial rotates through Playback, Program, Anti-shake, Scene, Guide and Video. The Menu button reveals options dependant on the mode selected. The +/- allows adjustment of Exposure Value. The Print button can be used when connected to a PictBridge compatible printer, or when in a shooting mode, to toggle to Playback. The Macro button toggles through the macro modes, to previous image in playback, or pan left in Zoom playback."
Olympus Stylus 740 digital camera - Responsiveness
Joshua continues: "The camera is fairly quick to switch on and take photos, being ready in just under two seconds. Focusing seemed fairly quick (under 1 second in low light). The playback mode is a bit sluggish with large files, taking a little less than one second before displaying when going between photos (this does depend on image size) - however the zoom is very quick. The camera shutter response seemed very quick when pre-focused, with a time of around 0.1 seconds."
Olympus 740 compact camera - Image quality
"Image quality was generally good, with good colour, contrast, and detail, although images were slightly soft straight from the camera and could benefit from sharpening. Saturation was slightly lower than I would have liked to see (this can be increased by using some of the scene modes, or Edit in playback mode), as a comparison the Olympus SP-320 had higher saturation on its default settings. Images had generally low noise at most ISO settings up to ISO200. Purple fringing was low in most photos, but can be seen in some extreme test cases near the corner of the wide-angle shots when examined closely." You want to learn more about the Olympus Stylus digital camera? Continue to read the Olympus Stylus 740 review at DigiCamReview!