Olympus have added a new Ultra Zoom model to their range, the C-750 UZ. Building
on the success of the C-730 Ultra Zoom, the new C-750 Ultra Zoom features a redesigned
body that is smaller and lighter than the current model, plus an increase in mega
pixels. Combined with the introduction of a large 1.8" display this means
capturing your digital moments is even easier.
The 10x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom give users a massive 40x magnification
(equivalent to 1520mm on a 35mm camera) zooming you in to any subject with ease.
At the other end of the scale the C-750 UZ boasts a macro mode that can get
you as close as 3cm away.
The C-750 Ultra Zoom features a bright, high performance f2.8 - f3.7 lens,
comprising of 11 elements arranged in seven groups and including two aspherical
lenses plus ED elements, which are only found in top-end SLR cameras and significantly
help reduce chromatic aberration.
Aperture, shutter priority and aperture and shutter speeds can all be customised,
giving the user more time for creative expression. The C-750 Ultra Zoom also
offers iESP, spot and AF area autofocus. The user may use digital ESP, spot
or mulit-spot exposure metering. A histogram displays brightness distribution
of both captured and live images in a graphic form to allow the exposure to
However, the C-750 Ultra Zoom isn't all about high level customisation and
for the novice or intermediate user the camera offers ten scene programs including
portrait, self-portrait, night scene, sports, landscape, landscape plus portrait
and four programmable "My Mode" settings.
With a built in flash, the C-750 Ultra Zoom offers an intelligent automatic
white balance metering system that assures realistic colour reproduction. Pre-set
white balance settings for daylight, overcast and tungsten light conditions
and three options for fluorescent light are available, as well as one touch
white balance. Five Flash modes are included for shooting in darkness or low
light. The C-750 Ultra Zoom also incorporates a hot shoe for connecting external
flash units (such as the Olympus Camedia FL-40 and FL-20)
Other functions include a sequence shooting mode capable of up to 12 exposures
at a rate of 2.6 frames per second, a panorama mode, 2 in 1 shooting, Black
& White or Sepia modes and the ability to record short movie sequences in
QuickTime Motion JPEG format.
The C-750 Ultra Zoom comes with 16Mb xD-Picture Card and supports the new EXIF
2.2 standard as well as PIM II, enabling compatible printers to apply the saved
data to produce optimised image printouts.
The C-750 UZ can be expanded to enhance your photographic skills further with
specially-developed tele (TCON-17) and wide-angle (WCON-07) converter lenses.
The C-750 Ultra Zoom is also compatible with the FL-40 and FL-20 external flash
units via its built-in hot shoe connection to give even greater control over
the users flash needs.