Olympus Camedia C-960 Zoom Reviews
Product Type: Olympus digital cameras
Description:Model ID 225398 / Olympus CAMEDIA C-960ZOOM - Digital camera - compact - 1.3 Mpix - optical zoom: 3 x - supported memory: SM / Zoom performance in an eye-catching design. Olympus C-960ZOOM presents a breathtaking combination of style and photographic performance. Featuring ... more
Olympus Camedia C-960 Zoom ... precision optics and innovative camera functions enclosed within a smart silver body, the user-friendly C-960ZOOM is sure to impress. Ultra compact, it takes another step in raising the balance of performance and affordability. Employing a powerful 3x optical zoom with two aspherical lenses and a 2x digital tele, the camera delivers amazing magnification and high-resolution images. Besides the first-class optical system, a 1.3-million pixel CCD produces great color results while the TTL contrast detection autofocus system provides super sharp images. To make the most of this performance, the Multivariator zoom lens is bright from wide-angle to telephoto settings. To ensure the most accurate readings, the values for spot and digital ESP (Electro Selective Pattern) exposure metering as well as white balance, are all assessed through-the-lens.
Allowing greater personal control, C-960ZOOM offers a number of useful, adjustable options. Among its six flash modes, the slow synchronization flash makes dramatic nighttime photography possible. With a choice of four white balance settings for overcast, tungsten, florescent or daylight, the photographer can adjust the camera to suit the color temperature. New easy to understand button icons and the application of arrow-keys ensure even simpler camera operation. There are fine-tuned adjustments for sharpness, equivalent ISO sensitivity and other settings. Increasing the camera's flexibility, the compression ratio can be altered in SQ mode. Use of the DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) format provides greater versatility while DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility makes print reservation possible. With its range of shooting modes, C-960ZOOM ensures that photographers have everything needed to express themselves.
Newest Review: ... quality for a camera in its price range and great features, 3x optical zoom, 2x digital zoom, panorama photos. the only down ... more
Customer Olympus Camedia C-960 Zoom Reviews (6)
by - written on 08/08/01, updated on 08/08/01 (Very useful, 306 readings)
I'm glad I bought the 960 zoom, but there are many issues you should be aware of - and some of them you won't realise until after your purchase. The camera was bought for £249 at a local PC World, as they had just reduced it from £299. I had kept an eye on prices at tradedoubler.com and this was a good compromise price - not the cheapest available, but I'd be able to return the item easily if it went pear-shaped! The 1.3 megapixel resolution has proved fine for my business needs - I use it for webdesign - and even produces reasonable A4 printouts using an Epson 640 inkjet (using photo paper). The preview/review function has proved ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/06/01, updated on 23/06/01 (Very useful, 277 readings)
As a motor racing fanatic, I get very tired of the cost of developing hundreds of trackside photographs to find about four that actually have a whole car in the shot! Although really not able to afford a digital camera, I decided to stretch my budget as far as I could go with the view that it would be cost effective in the long run! I was very fortunate that when I went to look at digicams, PC World had a special offer on the Olympus-C960 Zoom reducing it from £300 to £250. It comes with an 8mb mediacard (which can hold over 100 800x600 - pictures at the second highest quality lebel, which I find adequate). I did want a bigger card though so also purchased a ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/06/01, updated on 04/06/01 (Very useful, 299 readings)
Two years ago you could expect to pay around £600 for a good quality digital camera. A friend of mine bought one for about £250, i cant recall the make of it but it gave a fish eye perspective. This wasnt very flattering when taking a portrait picture of someone you love (or dont as the case may be). At the same time i had another friend who bought a Kodak camera for about £650. He took a couple of medium strength shots of me in his conservatory and the images were astounding. I then realised that its not worth buying a camera under £400. So i didnt. Until now that is, I recently purchased the 960 on the grounds of price and brand name. I ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/05/01, updated on 31/05/01 (Very useful, 281 readings)
Frustrated by the appalling pictures taken by my previous camera (a Minolta APS if you're interested), and having just invested in a home PC, I decided it was time for me to get involved in this newfangled digital photography caper. So, with a few hours to kill in Duty Free before heading off on a 3-week business trip to Johannesburg, & needing to cheer myself up at the prospect, I treated myself to a C690Z, recommended to me by a knowledgeable shop assistant. Armed with a 32mb memory card (essential for long trips - the 8mb card which comes with the camera is insufficient) I set about learning the ropes. This was initially made difficult by the fairly ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/08/01, updated on 04/08/01 (Very useful, 371 readings)
I got an Olympus C960 from my work, because I happen to sell them. I was impressed by the value of the camera. Olympus are generally regarded as having EXCELLENT lenses, and everything else is good to high quality. That is what spurred my to buy it at £250 (rrp is £299 Being a salesman, I got it cheaper.) The menu system used is very good, but I had one minor problem about a week after I got it. I deleted all my photos!!! I was only trying to delete one of the photos, but I pressed the wrong icon, if I had read the manual, I would not have had this problem, so it is no fault AT ALL of Olympus. I like the fact that the camera uses smart media, which is ... Read the complete review
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