Olympus C-765 Ultra Zoom Brief Review


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  • 4.0 megapixels (effective)
  • 10x optical zoom/4x digital zoom
  • auto and manual focus
  • program and manual exposure
  • JPEG and TIFF file format
  • ISO range 64 - 400
  • proprietary Lithium-Ion battery
  • movie mode with sound
  • Release Date: 2004-02-17
  • Final Grade: 0 0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Olympus C-765 Ultra Zoom
4.0 megapixels (effective); 10x optical zoom/4x digital zoom; auto and manual focus; program and manual exposure; JPEG and TIFF file format; ISO range 64 - 400; proprietary Lithium-Ion battery; movie mode with sound
By , Last updated on: 9/29/2014

The Olympus C-765 Ultra Zoom packs extended zoom capability into a compact and streamlined body. Like its predecessor, the Olympus C-750, the C-765 offers a 10x optical zoom and a wide range of auto and manual controls. But what really makes the Olympus C-765 remarkable is its compact size -- as of February, 2004, Olympus claims that the C-765 is the smallest 10x optical zoom camera available! The C-765 should be available in May, 2004, for approximately $499.

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Olympus is a long-time camera manufacturer, but lately they've been offering innovative, compact imaging options that are well worth a look. While Olympus doesn't have a camera in every category like Nikon or Sony, their focus on the cameras they offer shows.

Olympus' main, and best, cameras are their mirrorless line. The OM-D line offers mirrorless cameras that rival professional results while their PEN options offer the most portability and affordability. Most of their mirrorless cameras have simple, retro designs that work really well. Their kit lenses are often a bit higher quality than most. The Olympus mirrorless cameras we've been able to test have shown excellent image quality and usability.

While most of Olympus' focus seems to be on their excellent mirrorless line, we haven't been disappointed with any of their compacts we've put through our tests either. The TG-3 and TG-4 are among the best waterproof compacts on the market. And when we put the super zoom SP-100 to the test, we were quite happy with the image quality and performance.

Olympus may not have a camera in each and every category, but they've really put a lot into their existing cameras, making them excellent options.

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