Olympus C740/C750 question

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by kjk, Dec 28, 2003.

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    kjk Guest

    Hi Folks,

    One of the cameras I'm considering is the Olympus C740/C750 because I
    really like the long 38-380 zoom in relatively small camera. One of
    my concerns, however, is that when it's used in fully automatic point
    and shoot mode we may wind up with blurry pictures due to camera
    shake. I'm concerned that the camera may choose a shutter speed
    that's sufficiently fast for relatively close snapshots, but too slow
    for full zoom, where it's impossible to hand hold the image perfectly
    still.

    Does anybody know whether the full auto system takes into account the
    amount of zoom being used, increasing the shutter speed as needed?
    Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.

    Ken
     
    kjk, Dec 28, 2003
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    Harlen Ng Guest

    I have a C700UZ and most of my full zoom (10X) pictures
    are not sharp. I don't use a tripod and I should. But in the
    automatic mode, I'm sure the shutter speed actually
    is slower than at less zoom. The amount of light is less at
    full zoom.

    Carry a tripod which is a real pain or buy a Panasonic FZ10
    or a Dimage A1. These 2 cameras picture a stabilization
    system. Let me know what camera you decide to buy. I
    was looking at the C750 but I want better images and
    sharper pictures.
     
    Harlen Ng, Dec 28, 2003
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    Cambium Guest

    A far better solution would be to find an Olympus C-2100 UZ
    on EBay. It has image stabilization, and almost all shots
    are perfect, except those taken at very low shutter speeds.
     
    Cambium, Dec 28, 2003
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  4. And the FZ10 even has a fast f/2.8 lens with 12x zoom.
    Canon doesn't make anything like it.

    It is also one of those that makes the picture look like
    it was taken with a $49.99 camera when zoomed in.

    Get a $1000 Canon EOS 300D and a $800 lens, and you are set.
     
    Povl H. Pedersen, Dec 29, 2003
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