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Olympus C-765 Ultra Zoom

olympus_c765_ultra_zoom.jpgThe Olympus C-765 Ultra Zoom is what they claim is the worlds smallest 10x optical zoom digital camera. It has a 4 megapixel CCD sensor and a great range of features including super macro mode, many manual settings, a 1.8inch LCD and an electronic viewfinder.

UK/European Readers buy the Olympus C-765

Steve's Digicams reviewed the Olympus C-765 writing - 'Overall, the Olympus C-765UZ is an excellent camera. It produces sharp, well exposed images. The camera is both stylish and durable thanks to its metal body. Controls are well placed and easy to use. With a wide variety of exposure modes, the C-765UZ can be used by all levels of photographers.'

Imaging Resource reviews the Olympus C-765 and writes - 'I've always been impressed with the user-friendliness and flexibility of Olympus' Camedia digicams. I really enjoyed the performance of the C-750 and its 10x lens, and the C-765 Ultra Zoom appears to have filled its shoes nicely. The larger 4.0-megapixel CCD produces even higher image quality, and the external flash hot shoe increases the camera's flexibility even more. The same excellent manual exposure controls, impressive 10x optical zoom, and versatile array of exposure options return to handle a wide range of shooting conditions. Given the wide range of exposure options, there's no question that novices and advanced amateurs alike will find a lot to like in the C-765.'

DC Views reviews the Olympus C-765 and writes - 'With the Olympus C-765 as their latest model it continues to offer very good value as a 4-megapixel digicam with a 10x zoom lens. It is certainly not the fastest camera around but it offers flexible exposure control with ample creative image adjustment tools and useful preset functions. Its best feature is undoubtedly its long zoom lens while image resolution is high enough for sharp A4 prints.'

CNET reviews the Olympus C-765 and writes - 'The C-765 Ultra Zoom beat the performance of its more expensive cousin in a couple of areas but fell down in others. The most obvious difference was the time needed to store a TIFF image on the memory card: 21 seconds vs. the C-770 Ultra Zoom's 12 seconds. Its wake-up time of 5.7 seconds, however, was almost a half-second faster and its shot-to-shot times were better. That was particularly evident with the flash, where the junior Ultra Zoom was able to snap off a shot every 3.8 seconds, almost 2 seconds faster than its counterpart.'

Read more about the Olympus C-765 Ultra Zoom on the following press release from Olympus or at:
- DP Review - Olympus C-765
- DC Resource reviews Olympus C-765 and C770

The World�s Smallest 10x Zoom Camera � The Olympus C-765 Ultra Zoom

Designed for sporting events, travel, nature hikes or any occasion where a more detailed view is necessary, the new C-765 Ultra Zoom model, is the smallest digital camera in the world featuring an optical 10x zoom. Weighing a mere 280g, the new Olympus Ultra Zoom is more than just a digital camera it has a Movie Mode, enabling you to capture video with sound as well. Available from May 2004, the RRP is �399.99 [inc VAT]. For stockist information call 0800 072 0070 or go to

The camera is light-weight, easy-to-handle and perfect for capturing shots from a distance. However this 4.0 million pixel model is equally practical for shooting subjects in extreme close-up, as the Super Macro mode lets you shoot from just 3cm away.

Outstanding results are guaranteed through the first class optical system and optimised image processor, TruePic Turbo, which boosts both image quality and image processing capabilities even further.

The very bright (f2.8 � 3.7) optical system of the C-765 Ultra Zoom comprises eleven elements arranged in seven groups and includes two aspherical lenses to reduce distortion as well as an ED element. This is normally only found in pro-level SLR cameras and significantly helps reduce chromatic aberration.

The new C-765 Ultra Zoom model is versatile enough to match every photographer�s demands. In auto mode, it offers point-and-shoot simplicity for flawless picture taking. For those times when creativity is desired, the aperture priority, shutter priority or full manual settings allow greater control.

The optimised electronic viewfinder � unlike many optical viewfinders � enables precise framing of the shot. Also you don�t have to take your eye from the subject when shooting as all activated settings are displayed in the electronic viewfinder. The USB 2.0 AutoConnect interface also ensures that file transfer to the computer is now even quicker.

The C-765 Ultra Zoom � main features:
� 4.0 million pixels
� 10x optical zoom, f2.8 � 3.7 (equiv. 38 � 380mm on 35mm camera)
� TruePic Turbo image processor
� Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Full Manual modes
� 4 scene programs (Portrait, Sports, Night Scene, Landscape)
� Super macro mode: shooting from as close as 3cm
� Movie recording function with sound
� 240,000 pixel electronic viewfinder
� 1.8 inch LCD monitor with 110,00 pixels
� PictBridge compatible
� USB 2.0 (AutoConnect)
� CAMEDIA Master 4.2 software provided

Posted by Darren in our Olympus category on February 13, 2004