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Olympus C-730 UZ

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the image quality and battery. The viewfinder and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency.

durability, portability, viewfinder, battery, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus C-730 UZ is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus C-730 UZ


The Olympus C-730 Ultra Zoom is the latest addition to the popular range, nicknamed by some "Uzis", like the gun. Competitively priced and featuring a generous 10x optical zoom the most appealing feature of this camera is very obvious. In this...

Powerful lens in a compact and well priced body; Comprehensive feature-set; Above average image quality; Compatibility with XD and Smartmedia cards; Electronic viewfinder; Histogram option; Powerful flash; Good build quality and finish; Lasts well on...

Awful power-on noise (can be turned off)

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Olympus C-730 Ultra Zoom


Full manual controls ; Unlimited movie mode ; Powerful zoom lens ; Support for external flash

Images noisier than other 3-megapixel cameras ; No AF illuminator ; Purple fringing sometimes a problem

Feb, 2003

Expert review by : PC Magazine (

Olympus C-730 Ultra Zoom


Although this tiny camera is a bit pricey, you do get what you pay for. Its 10X optical zoom and fast, energy-efficient xD Picture Card flash memory mean you're buying for the future. The 3.2-megapixel C-730 can also use SmartMedia cards and has a...

Dec, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Olympus C-730 UltraZoom


Continue on to Page Two C-730 Ultra Zoom Specifications CCD Imager 3.2 Megapixel Effective 3.3 Megapixel Gross Size 1 /2.7" (0.37") CCD Lens Olympus multivariator 2 aspherical glass 10x zoom lens 5.9-59 mm (38-380mm equivalent in 35mm photography)...

Oct, 2002

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Olympus C-730 Ultra Zoom Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


Olympus has long been a dominant player in the digicam marketplace. They currently boast one of the broadest digital camera lineups in the industry, with numerous models ranging from pure entry-level, point-and-shoot digicams to the E-20 high end SLR....

Overall, the C-730 Ultra Zoom performed very well, producing excellent color under the majority of shooting conditions. The C-730's auto white balance system was pretty accurate, introducing only a hint of red into some shots under my studio lights,...

Nov, 2002

Expert review by : SHAUN CONLIN (

C-730 Ultra Zoom


Sophisticated, versatile and attractively priced, the Olympus C-730 Ultra Zoom digital camera has everything going for it.

Sophisticated, versatile and attractively priced, the

Feb, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Olympus C-730 Ultra Zoom


The C-730UZ is the current king of the jungle when it comes to big zoom lenses. But there is competition, with Nikon, Minolta, and even HP selling digicams with 7X lenses or above. How well does the C-730UZ stack up? Find out now

10X zoom lens ; Full manual controls, including white balance which you can fine tune ; Customizable buttons and menus ; Can store four sets of your settings ; Good job with macro, redeye, night shot tests; generally good image quality ; External flash...

Chromatic aberrations a problem ; Noise levels higher than they should be ; No AF illuminator ; Single xD/SmartMedia slot prevents copying between cards ; Shutter lag when shutter speed isn't fast; Slow autofocus too ; EVF useless in low light or...

The Olympus C-730 Ultra Zoom is a nice improvement over its predecessor, the C-720. I've covered the changes throughout this review. In terms of features, it's an exceptional camera. You get a high resolution CCD, a huge 10X zoom, tons of manual...

Dec, 2002

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