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Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom
Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom

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Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom

Editor's Review

The highly-rated Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom is equipped with a remarkable 10x optical zoom. The C-750's lens is the equivalent of a 38 - 380mm film photography lens -- offering telephoto power that will please photographers who are frustrated by the limited zoom found on most compact digital cameras.


  • 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 100 - 400
  • 4 AA batteries
  • movie mode with sound
  • UPC: 00050332140752
  • Release Date: Jun 23, 2003

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Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom Reviews

Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 2.0 out of 5
battery door latch broke - $39 plus shipping/handling for new one...Yikes! (Tom Lippert — 11/30/2006)

I have been happy with the camera...our first digital. It is starting to get "flakey" now. The chintsy lock tabs on the battery door and the delete operational key is sticky. Parts are pricey!!!

  • 4.0 out of 5
Quality and serivce (Daniel Lucas — 10/30/2006)

I have been very satisfied with this camera until recently. The contact springs for the batteries are so strong that the pressure broke 2 of the 3 clips off the cover and now it won't stay closed. I emailed Olympus twice from their web sight and they never replied. I just bought new camera and it was not an Olympus.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Can take great photos, zoom good. (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Use a camera rest to take pics as it has 1000 speed in bright conditions only. if held well really good results. Misty weather or cloud fools the focus so set for landscape. If you follow instructions is very good inside and out, but 38mm is not good for inside, cant win em all,, I have no complaint. would buy again! many photos have been shown on TV in the USA and also published in quite a few books, web pics are VG,

  • 2.0 out of 5
I hate this camera (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I really tried to give this camera a shot but I wish I just took it back to the store. I will say when your out side this camera takes great shots and some times when you use the flash. But I have take a ton of blury shots with ths camera when they shouldn't have been blurry. It's useless at sport events and concerts. I took tis camera to fashoin shows, WWF events and concerts 80 % of the shots look horrible. I switched to a sony and what a difference. I have no complaint about the sony at all.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Disappointed with the after sales support service (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

The C-750 UZ was my first digital camera. The ease of use, quick results (no more film developing time) as compared with the conventional camera made me an instant digital cam convert and promised never touch a conventional camera again. In my first few months with this camera I would tell and show my office mates and friends how amazing the digital camera is, particularly my C-750 and would show them its various features and the pictures that I took. I agree to all the positive reviews mentioned by satisfied buyers in your forum. On the negative comments I also agree but I thought the positives more than off set the negatives.

What turned me off is the after sales service. On the 11th month since my purchase of the camera, I noticed that the lens would stuck-up. The lens would be released after one or several switching of the camera's power switch. At first the malfunctioning would occur very rarely but after a few days it became frequent so I decided to bring it to the service center. Unfortunately I brought the authorized service center two days after the 1st anniversary of my purchase and was told that it was no longer covered by warranty. My position is that the malfunction occurred during the warranty period and thus it should be covered by the warranty. The total cost of replacement parts and labor is almost one third of its purchase price and the warranty for the replacement part is only three months. I assured them that my camera was never subjected to harsh use. That being so, such major defect occurring within the year is an indication of a factory defect and must be covered by warranty. I pulled out my camera. I sent an email to Olympus telling them of my case. I was given the usual instant acknowledgement and a reference number and that they would come back to me soon. It's now more than a month and I haven't received a formal reply or explanation from them.

I am very disappointed. I do not intend to buy an Olympus camera anymore.

  • 3.0 out of 5
Only Average (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

After reading rave reviews, I purchased my C-750 UZ as a replacement for my Sony Mavica 3-MP. (My Sony, with its' mini-CD storage, was an outstanding camera; but I couldn't read the CD's on my new computer without having to finalizing them first. That was just too much hassle; so I bought my C-750.)

The C-750 has a lot of bells & whistles; but it's overall performance and picture quality just don't measure up to my older Sony Mavica.

The auto focus is far too slow ... except under perfect lighting conditions. This causes far too many blurred shots and/or missed action shots.

I shoot a lot of nature photos (flowers, wildlife, etc.) and my C-750 never gives me true red or blue colors ... not even under perfect lighting conditions.

I'm also VERY disappointed with my C-750's macro shots. By the time I get in close to my subject, I don't enough light to get good pictures. When shooting flowers, I get better results using the maximum optical zoom from about 3-4 feet away. The digital zoom is awesome; but the picture quality suffers, so I don't use it.

The C-750's mostly metal body is more durable than a lot of other compact digital cameras; but after just 14 months the zoom lens motor on mine is starting to fail. (The lens has stuck in the extended position a couple of times when I powered off my camera. And, sometimes the zoom won't respond at all when I'm trying to take a picture.)

Overall, I wouldn't call the C-750 a bad camera; but I'm disappointed with mine and sorry I bought it.

When my zoom final quits working (probably not much longer) I won't bother having it repaired; so I'm already starting to shop around for my next new digital camera.

  • 5.0 out of 5
Wonderful Photos (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Takes wonderful photos, you can reduce shutter lag with settings on the camera and time your shots for sporting events. Macro are wonderful, so are outdoor shots. The best advice is to read your manual and practice a lot.

  • 4.0 out of 5
Great Pictures! (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

This has been a very good camera. Pictures inside are best with the flash up. When taking pictures it does take a while to focus, so you get much better pictures (especially of kids playing) if you focus the camera, then wait to completely take the picture when the subject is looking at you. One other note is that sports pictures come out fairly well, if you put the camera on the rapid-shoot mode. Otherwise the focus is too slow. Only problem I've had is that the door to the memory card broke and fixing it takes weeks. So, since I have a 9 month old, I've resorted to taping it closed.

  • 2.0 out of 5
Great pictures as long as the flash is up (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have bad problems with shake in my camera. and it takes way too long to get the camera to focus and take the picture. I am shopping around. Rather disappointed!

  • 3.0 out of 5
Not for Sports (anonymous — 07/18/2006)
Do not buy this camera if you want sports action shots of your kids. This camera will auto-focus itself for about 2-3 seconds after you press the shutter button, resulting in missing your kid's action shot! Otherwise it takes great wedding pictures if everyone is holding still!