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Olympus C-750 4MP Digital Camera w/ 10x Optical Zoom

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  • 4.0 megapixel sensor captures enough detail to create photo-quality prints up to 11 x 14 and beyond
  • 10x optical zoom with 4x digital zoom (40x total)
  • All-metal body, hot shoe for external flash, movie mode with sound
  • Included 16 MB XD memory card stores 16 images at 2288 x 1712 HQ mode
  • Powered by 4 AA-size NiMH rechargeables (included with charger); connects to PCs and Macs via USB 1.1
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Get clear, crisp images for prints beyond 11x14" with this Olympus 4MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom. Includes movie mode with sound, an all-metal body and a hot shoe for using an external flash. Features: 1.5" (3.8cm) color TFT LCD; 16 MB XD memory card; Olympus aspherical lens; 10x optical and 4x digital zoom for 40x total; DPOF (Digital Print Order Format); optical image enlargement; 4 image adjustment modes: black and white, sepia, whiteboard and blackboard; TTL focusing system; adjustable resolutions; built-in flash or hot shoe for external flash; 4 AA NiMH batteries and charger; white balance system; 12 second delay with built in self-timer and remote; flash charging time of less than 6 seconds; setting memorization; USB Connector (Auto-Connect); NTSC Video Out; DC input; and calendar date/time.

Point and shoot ease and full manual controls, the Olympus Camedia C-750 delivers sharp, crisp 4.0-megapixel images for print enlargements beyond 11 x 14 inches. The C-750 features a more compact body than its predecessor (the C-730), a new extra-low dispersion (ED) lens, movie mode, a built-in flash, and compatibility with XD memory cards. It also improves on the new C-740 with more megapixels (4.0 versus the 3.2 of the C-740), a 40x total zoom (10x optical and 4x digital zoom), addition of a hot shoe for external flash, an all metal body, and sound recording with movie mode.

Optics and Resolution
The 4.0-megapixel Olympus C-750 digital camera can capture images up to 2288 x 1712 pixels; it can also produce 3200 x 2400 pixel images through interpolation for extra-large prints. It boasts an outstanding Olympus aspherical glass 10x zoom lens with 11 lenses in 7 groups. When combined with the 4x digital zoom, you get a total zoom of 40x. The F2.8-F3.7 lens has a focal range of 6.3-63mm, or 38–380mm equivalent in 35mm photography. The ED coating on the lens helps reduce the purple fringing normally seen on larger zoom cameras.

The C-750 also features Olympus TruePic technology, which optimizes the image information captured on the CCD before the data is saved by using the brightness and color information of the neighboring pixels when processing the pixel data. This leads to digital pictures that set standards for picture sharpness, contrast, true colors, and gradation.

Storage and Transfer
With the C-750, you can store images on XD memory cards. With the included 16 MB XD card, you can store 16 images at HQ mode (2288 x 1712 pixels). Images can be downloaded to either a Mac or PC via USB connectivity, which means it can be connected to any USB-based Windows Me/2000/XP and Mac OS 8.6 or later computer without installing any software.

Movie Mode
In movie mode, the C-750 captures continuous video (with audio) at 15 frames per second in two formats: 320 x 240 (up to 16 seconds) or 160 x 120 pixels (up to 30 seconds). The QuickTime Motion JPEG format offers a limited resolution, which is great for capturing a short movie that can be e-mailed to friends and family, but is no replacement for a true camcorder.

More Features

  • TTL hot shoe, which supports Olympus FL-20 and FL-40 external flashes as well as select third-party flashes.
  • 1.5-inch low-temperature poly-silicon LCD screen and electronic viewfinder.
  • Built-in flash with auto, red-eye reduction, slow synch, and fill in modes.
  • Stitch up to 10 frames to create a panorama effect with Camedia Master software when using Olympus brand XD memory cards.
  • Six scene program modes; Four customizable My Modes let you choose and save preferred settings
  • Image adjustment modes include sharpness, contrast, and saturation (adjustable +/- 5 steps).
  • Super macro mode gets as close as 1.2 inches away from your subject.

Power, Size, and Contents
The camera is powered by four AA-size Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (included with charger) or four AA alkaline batteries. The camera measures 4.2 x 2.6 x 2.7 inches and weighs 10.4 ounces. This package includes the Camedia C-750 digital camera, 16 MB XD memory card, four Ni-MH rechargeable batteries and charger, RM-2 wireless remote control, USB and A/V cables, wrist strap, warranty card, and CD-ROM with Camedia Master imaging software and USB drivers for Windows and Mac. This camera is covered by the manufacturer's one-year limited warranty.

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  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 0.9 x 2.1 inches ; 5.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00008IHU2
  • Item model number: DIMAGE-S414
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,892 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at March 3, 2003

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207 of 208 people found the following review helpful By jemaerca on October 2, 2003
the ultra-zoom c-750 camera is an upgrade to the c-740. the most notable improvements include higher resolution (4MP vs 3MP), hot shoe, sound recording support, and remote control support. finally the c-750 has an all metal body while the c-740 has a mix of metal and plastic.
- 10x optical zoom - this is the main selling point of this camera (make sure you get a tripod or monopod to hold the camera steady at 10x, though).
- 4MP resolution.
- good image quality.
- allows a great deal of manual control, including the ability to fine-tune white balance.
- external flash hot shoe.
- support for add-on lenses.
- customizable buttons and menus.
- ability to store four sets of individual settings.
- bright 1.5" LCD display (smaller size than competition, though).
- has an electronic view finder allows you to see what the CCD sees.
- adjustable AF area, plus manual and automatic focus modes.
- auto bracketing, sequence, AF sequence, and hi-sequence capture modes.
- allows contrast, saturation, and sharpness image adjustments.
- ability to save low resolution movies directly to the xD card.
- supports TIFF format.
- included remote control.
- non-proprietary AA batteries used. this means replacement batteries are as close as the nearest convenience store (i recommend rechargeables though).
- compact for a 10x zoom camera: 4.2 x 2.6 x 2.8", 10.4oz.
- purple fringing noticeable.
- noise levels higher than expected.
- some barrel distortion at wide-angle.
- hair-trigger power button.
- electronic viewfinder difficult to view in low light.
- slowest shutter speeds only available in full manual mode.
- does not support RAW format.
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74 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Srivaths Sankaran on December 22, 2003
My first digital camera came after weeks of excrutiating research -- and so far I love it. I was moving from a very good 35mm Nikon SLR and so had a solid set of expectations. My criteria for a camera were
- compactness (a major gripe against my SLR)
- ample zoom to campture kids' candid moments without intruding
- unlimited movie capability - with sound
- support for "normal" (read: AA) batteries
- Support for external flash
- accurate color reproduction
- Cost ($300 - $400)
On all these counts, the C-750 is a winner. I did not really need the 4MPixel capability and was actually leaning toward the Fuji S5000. However, picture quality and manual configurability tipped the scales towards this slightly more expensive camera.
Although the factory presets will work fine in most situations, I would recommend taking the time to familiarize yourself with its features (on the extensive manual). Even without the gadgetry of a professional photographer you can easily compensate for unwanted artifacts (such as shadows) or poor color reproduction due to lighting.
There is a perceptible shutter-lag: The time between pressing the shutter trigger and the actual picture being taken; you can however, minimize this by pressing the trigger down half-way to compose you picture. Where I can see this being a problem would be if you are trying to capture those fleeting "Kodak momemnts".
The charger that ships with the camera takes a good 8-9 hours to charge 4 batteries. I would recommend that you purchase a smart-charging NiMH battery charger -- these are faster to charge and have auto shut-off features.
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107 of 110 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 23, 2003
This is my first digital camera and I am very pleased with the quality of the camera and the pictures. I reviewed several digital cameras and finally decided on the C750 because of Olympus' reputation for quality lens and clear pictures. The results did not disappoint. The 10x zoom is a nice "bonus" feature not commonly found on digital cameras.
This camera comes ready to shoot straight out of the box in auto mode and yet has many manual features for those who prefer greater control. As an amateur photographer, the manual feature is a great way for me to learn without having to wait to see how the pictures will come out.
There are several negatives, but mostly minor ones. The C750 is a bit heavy for its size. The camera does not come with a carrying bag and because of its size, the bags that Amazon recommends are too small. The lens cover is not automatic, it has to be manually removed prior to taking pictures. The view screen freezes briefly when a picture is taken, which makes it difficult to follow the subject in an action shot. Olympus uses the xD picture card which is more expensive than other memory cards. Finally, the C750 does not have image stablization so a tripod is needed for clear zoom shots.
Overall, the Olympus C750 is a very well built camera that takes great pictures and is one of the best value/quality digital camera in the 4MP class.
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By "iwluttdid" on July 13, 2003
I had this camera for a few days before I switched to the c5050. The zoom is amazing on this camera. And Oly gave this (and the c740) their new ED lens, which cuts down on purple fringing a great deal. I could definitely see the benefits of the ED lens.
The picture quality is a little lacking compared to the c5050, but it makes up for this with the 10x zoom and the great battery life. The 10x zoom is awesome. I took some pics at a concert sitting way back zoomed all the way in, hand held..and the pics came out great. It also takes amazing macro shots.
I also like the fact that it uses AA batteries and not proprietary ones like some other brands. But you want to make sure to get a nice charger. I use a charger that charges in 3 hours and is smart enough to condition the batteries and doesn't overcharge the batteries. The charger is called maha or something close to that. The charger that comes with the unit will take a whole day and you probably won't want to leave your batteries in there for too long if it's fully charged.
This camera will be great for simply pointing and shooting, and it'll allow you room to grow when you can finally utilize the plethora of manual options.
Here is why it gets 4 stars and not 5:
1. It uses the XD card, which, at the time of this review, is more expensive than the commonly used CF and SM cards.
2. If you want to take panorama shots, you HAVE to buy an Olympus XD card.
3. It doesn't function too well in low light conditions (in-doors)
But the 10x zoom really makes up for all this. I got the c5050 and I really miss the zoom of the c750 :) Very compact too.
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