Olympus SP-700 review
Featuring an extra large, high resolution 7.6cm LCD, the SP-700 is perfect for the photographer who likes to be able to share photos anywhere, anytime.
Show your brilliant results picture by picture or in a slide show directly on the camera. Plus, a new compare & shoot function lets you shoot a picture while comparing it to your previous shots. And thanks to the 6.0 million pixel quality coupled with a 3x optical zoom, your compositions will really come alive.
- 6 megapixels
- 3x optical zoom / 4x digital zoom
- Extra large 7.6cm/3” LCD with 230,000 pixels
- Auto mode plus 24 scene modes
- auto and manual exposure
- Movie recording with sound
- Creative modes e.g. Slide show, calendar and album function
- 11 MB internal memory plus slot for xD-Picture Cards
- Super Macro mode for shooting from 1cm
- ISO 64-400
- JPEG file format
- TruePic TURBO image processor
The SP-700 squeezes all the controls on the back of the camera to one side to make way for a huge 3-inch LCD, the biggest yet on an Olympus camera.
The camera’s functionality is enhanced with a range of 24 scene modes. They include an underwater shooting mode to be used in conjunction with the PT-013 underwater case, Red-eye Fix, and Macro or Super Macro Mode for shooting from just 1cm away.
A range of additional features, including multi-shot, Label Shot, Calendar function, 2in1 and panorama (when using an Olympus xD-Picture Card) provides more creative users with the opportunity to experiment with a variety of special effects.
With the TruePic Turbo image processor, which as well as guaranteeing optimised results also ensures fast camera response and start-up, the photos will impress even the most ardent users with their true-to-life colour and vibrancy. A precision 3x zoom lens 1:3.3-4.0 provides for flexible shooting across a 38-114mm focal range (35mm camera equivalent).
The Olympus SP-700 movie function lets video sequences be recorded in VGA quality at 30fps. Various on-board editing functions give photographers control to fine-tune results after they have been shot. Besides Red-eye Fix, users can make adjustments to brightness and saturation as well and convert images to B&W or sepia - all without the need for a PC.
With its LCD, stylish compact design and host of special features, the SP-700 will open your eyes to a wider range of photographic opportunities.
Source - dpreview