The C-3020ZOOM builds on the previous models in the C-3000 range. It has an effective resolution of 3.2 million pixels and a f2.8, 3x zoom lens (equivalent to 32-96 mm on a 35 mm model) consisting of eight elements arranged in six groups.
Five scene modes are available with pre-programmed settings for specific styles: portrait, sport, landscape, night scene and motion picture. Movie mode and sequence shooting performance is also improved thanks to the new 32mb buffer memory. Up to 38 seconds of movie footage at a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels can be saved in QuickTime Motion JPEG on the supplied 16 MB SmartMedia card.
Availability and Pricing The C-3020Zoom is available from November 2001 for 499.
(To take advantage of the free 64MB SmartMedia card offer from Olympus hold on to your receipt and call freephone 0800 072 0070 for a claim form. The offer is available until 31st January 2002.)