|Olympus C7070 Wide Zoom digital camera review : Olympus' leading digital compact cameras are the Olympus C5060 Wide Zoom and the C8080 Wide Zoom. Beginning of 2005 the Olympus Camedia C7070 Wide Zoom joined in, and this camera may be looked upon as the successor of the Olympus C5060. The cameras have their own special style with a nice zoom range, from a true wide-angle to a reasonable telephoto. If we compare it to a 35mm camera, the Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom has an f/2.8 - f/4.8 27-110mm lens. It might not be an ultra zoom, but it still is an attractive range. Olympus is also aiming at the professional market with the C7070 Wide Zoom. Not only the bright high quality lens and the solid build will appeal to the professional photographer, the abundance of functions will do so too.
Olympus C7070 Wide Zoom - Improved auto focus
One of the many functions found on the Camedia C7070 is the improved auto focus, existing of a dual system. An external sensor is used to detect a subject's movement, and to adjust the focus accordingly, a so-called predictive focus system. The internal sensor incorporated in the C-7070 offers a 143-point auto focus system to enable focussing on almost the entire image area. Also the new monitor will appeal to many users. It can be swivelled around in many directions thanks to the special construction. You don't have to tie yourself in knots to capture a unique and original image. A large amount of users will definitely appreciate the fact that the images can not only be stored on a CompactFlash memory card, but also on an xD-Picture card. Especially when the C7070 is used as a second camera, besides a digital SLR, the CompactFlash memory card will be preferred.
Olympus C7070 Wide Zoom - Pixelmapping
Another unique feature of Olympus is Pixelmapping. The Olympus Camedia C-7070 Wide Zoom is not the only digital camera of Olympus featuring Pixelmapping. The principle is as simple as it is efficient. Incorrect or so-called dead pixels appear on a CCD image sensor now and again, which are image elements that don't take in a signal anymore. This means that you will see a white or a coloured dot on the image. Pixelmapping checks the entire image and the wrong pixels will be mapped. The camera will count the would-be information of those spots with a dead pixel. The dot will be lacking in the final picture. The pixel itself won't be replaced of course, that is impossible.
Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom - Digital camera review
The C7070 Wide zoom features a new sensor, a 7 Megapixel CCD. This is more than sufficient to make large A3 prints. The TruePic Turbo Image Processor converts the information from the sensor to a digital image. And according to Olympus this processor should do its job fast and without a lot of noise or other inconveniences. In combination with the lens, we may expect a lot from this Olympus Camedia C-7070 Wide Zoom. Whether or not Olympus can live up to these expectations, you will read in this review.
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