The C730 is replacing the C720, so there are some good deals on C720’s right now.
The C730 ($600) adds 10X optical zoom, xD Picture Card storage, a few more shooting modes and a negligible increase in resolution.
-An 8x optical and 3x digital zoom combine in this ultra-compact digital model for a seamless 24x zoom.
-3.0 megapixel CCD (effective) allows for high-quality 8" x 10" prints or larger.
-TruePicTM technology means images are smooth and clear.
-Auto-Connect USB feature means the digital camera can be easily connected to almost any USB-equipped computer for quick downloading of images, without any additional software to be installed.
-Scene Program Modes: Portrait, Sports, Landscape-Portrait, Customizable My Mode.
-Aperture & Shutter Control - Take control and take exactly the picture you want, or choose Program Auto mode for point & shoot ease of use.
-Compact and stylish design makes the C-720 Ultra Zoom easy to handle and carry.
-Camera includes CR-V3 Lithium batteries that last 20 to 30 times longer than AA alkaline batteries and 2.75 times longer than AA Lithium batteries.
-Automatic Pixel Mapping checks the CCD and re-maps it for maximum CCD performance.
-Fast shutter speeds: 1/1000 - ½ sec. (Automatic); 1/1000 - 8 sec. (Manual); 2 sec. (Night-Scene).
-QuickTime® movie mode provides an exciting alternative to still image capture for those "don't miss" moments.
-Built-in pop-up flash automatically pops up so it's ready when you are.
-12-second self-timer lets you get in the picture, too.
-3.0 Megapixel Effective
-3.3 Megapixel Gross (Full optical CCD resolution)
-Size 1 /2.5” (0.4”) CCD
-Olympus aspherical glass 8x optical zoom lens 6.4-51.2mm
(equivalent to 40-320mm in 35mm camera)
Seamless Digital Zoom:
-24x Total Seamless Zoom (8x optical r 3x digital)
-f2.8-f7.1 (adjustable in 1/3 steps EV)
-1/1000 sec. – 1/2 sec. Automatic
-1/1000 sec. – 8 sec. Manual (Night-scene mode: 2 sec.)
ISO Auto: 100- 400 / Manual: 100, 200, 400 (equivalent)
Recording Mode(s) Still image: TIFF, EXIF JPEG, DCF (design rule for Camera File system), QuickTime® Motion JPEG (Movie Mode)
-1984 x 1488 TIFF, JPEG (x2)
-1600 x 1200 JPEG(x1)1280 x 960 JPEG(x1)
-1024 x 768 JPEG(x1)
-640 x 480 JPEG(x1)
NOTE: TIFF mode only available in 1984 x 1488
-320 x 240 @15fps QuickTime® Motion JPEG (16 sec.)
-160 x 120 @15fps QuickTime® Motion JPEG (70 sec.)
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) Print Reserve, All print reservation, Date/time
Optical Image Enlargement N/A
Image Adjustment Modes Noise Reduction: no
Automated Pixel Mapping
-Black & White Mode
-Resize – portable file size for email or web
Sequence 1.2 frames per second burst up to 5 frames in HQ mode
Viewfinder EVF (0.5 inch, 110,000 pixels) viewfinder
LCD 1.5” (3.8cm) Wide-View color TFT LCD (114,000 pixels)used for viewing, reviewing images.
Focusing System AF (autofocus) TTL system (contrast detection)
-Macro Mode 3.93” – 6.56’(0.1m-2m)
-Normal Mode 23.6” – Infinity (.6m to Infinity)
-Program Auto (f 2.8(W)/3.4 (T) – 7.1 / 1/1000 sec. – 1/2 sec.)
-Aperture Priority (f 2.8(W)/3.4(T) – 7.1 / 1/1000 sec. – 1/2 sec.)
-Shutter Priority (f 2.8(W)/3.4(T) – 7.1 / 1/1000 sec. – 1/2 sec.)
-Scene Program (landscape-portrait, sports, portrait) f2.8(W)/3.4(T) – 7.1 / 1/1000 sec. – 1/2 sec)
-Manual (f 2.8 – 7.1 / 1/1000 sec. – 8 sec.) Up to 2 sec in Night scene-Slow Sync
-Exposure Compensation +/- 2EV in +/- 1/3 EV steps
-Auto Bracketing: selectable from 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV and 1 EV, 3 or 5 images
-AE Lock (exposure lock)
Metering System Digital ESP, Spot
White Balance System:
-iESP auto TTL
-Pre-set manual (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and Fluorescent)
Flash Built-in Flash (Pop-up)
-Auto Flash for low and backlight
-“Red-eye” Reduction Flash
-Fill-in Flash (forced on flash)
-Slow Shutter Synchronized Flash (1st and 1st with Red-eye reduction)
Flash Working Range:
-Wide: 3.9” – 18’ (0.1m – 5.5m) @ ISO 100
-Tele: 3.3’ – 14.8’ (1m – 4.5m) @ISO 100
Flash Charging Time Approx. 7 seconds (at normal temperature with new CR-3V batteries)
Removable Media Card:
-3V (3.3V) SmartMediaTM card (4, 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 MB)
-16MB card included
Selftimer/Remote Selftimer: 12-second delay. No remote control.
Setting Memorization On/Off
Outer Connectors USB connector (Auto-Connect), Video Output DC input
Auto-connect USB Compatible with Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000 Pro/XP-Mac OS 8.6-9.2X/OSX 10.1
-Index display, up to 3X enlargement, Slide-show, Scene rotation
-Movie Playback: Normal, Reverse, Frame-by-Frame
-Operation: 32°F –104°F (0°C – 40°C) 30-90% Humidity
-Storage: -4°F – 140°F (-20°C – 60°C) 10-90% Humidity
-Main Power Source: 2 x LB-01 (CR-V3) Lithium batteries (included)
-4 x AA Alkaline batteries
-4 x AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
-4 x AA Lithium batteries
-4 x AA NiCd rechargeable batteries
(Manganese batteries cannot be used)
-AC Power: C-7AU AC adapter (optional)
Date/Time Calendar Simultaneous recording into image date
Calendar Automatic up to the year 2031
Size 4.23 W x 3” H x 3.05” D (107.5mm W x 76mm H x 77.5mm D)
Weight 315 g/11.1 oz. Without batteries and SmartMediaTM