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C-720 Ultra Zoom

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Where is the Reference Manual for the C-720 Ultra Zoom?

The CD-ROM provides a full Reference Manual in PDF format on the CD-ROM. Adobe Acrobat which is provided on the CD-ROM is necessary to view the PDF manual. The printed manual that is included with the camera is a "Basic Manual".

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Do I need a special USB connection cord to connect to connect my camera to my computer?

Yes, the CB-USB4 cable that comes packaged with the camera; is required for downloading images using the camera. The stock number for a replacement cable is 200 776. It can be purchased through the Olympus Emporium at or 1800 201-7766.

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Which conversion lenses can I use with the C-720 Ultra Zoom camera?

You can use the WCON-08 wide-angle or the B-macro (close-up) conversion lenses with the CLA-4 Conversion Lens Adapter on the C-720 Ultra Zoom camera.

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How many images can I capture in each record mode?

Image Record mode Resolution Quality
Still picture TIFF 19841488 1
SHQ 19841488 7
HQ 19841488 21
SQ1 16001200 24
SQ2 1280960 26
SQ2 1024768 39
SQ2 640480 99

Please Note - The number of images you can shoot varies according to the shooting conditions.

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How do I download from the camera to my computer?

Instructions for downloading images from the C-720 Ultra Zoom are located on the CD Rom under the "Reference" under "Connecting the Camera to a PC", or at our web site at http://www.olympusamerica.com/download .

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What do I need to attach a conversion lens or filter to the camera?

The CLA-4 Conversion Lens Adapter provides a 55mm mounting thread for a 55mm filter or conversion lens.

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Can a remote control be used with the C-720 Ultra Zoom?

No, a remote control cannot be used with this model.

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Does the camera have a terminal for an external flash?

No, there is no terminal for an external flash on the C-720 Ultra Zoom.

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What size are the image files in each record mode?

Image Record mode Resolution File size
Still picture TIFF 19841488 Approx. 8,900 KB
SHQ 19841488 Approx. 2,300 KB
HQ 19841488 Approx. 800 KB
SQ1 16001200 Approx. 700 KB
SQ2 1280960 Approx. 600 KB
SQ2 1024768 Approx. 400 KB
SQ2 640480 Approx. 200 KB
Movie HQ 320240 Approx. 280 KB/sec.
SQ 160120 Approx. 70 KB/sec.

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What is the compression rate of each record mode?

Image Record mode Resolution Compression rate
Still picture TIFF 19841488 1/1
SHQ 19841488 1/2.7
HQ 19841488 1/8
SQ1 16001200 1/6
SQ2 1280960 1/4
SQ2 1024768 1/4
SQ2 640480 1/4
Movie HQ 320240 Approx. 1/8
SQ 160120 Approx. 1/8

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How long do the provided Olympus LB-01 CR-V3 lithium batteries last?

The Olympus LB-01 CR-V3 lithium batteries will provide approximately 450 shots with typical usage.

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Are the Olympus LB-01 CR-V3 lithium batteries rechargeable?

No, the Olympus LB-01 CR-V3 lithium batteries are not rechargeable.

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What is the playback time for each record mode?

Image Record mode Resolution Playback time
Still picture TIFF 19841488 Approx. 3.5 sec.
SHQ 19841488 Approx. 1.2 sec.
HQ 19841488 Approx. 1.0 sec.
SQ1 16001200 Approx. 0.5 sec.
SQ2 1280960 Approx. 0.5 sec.
SQ2 1024768 Approx. 0.5 sec.
SQ2 640480 Approx. 0.5 sec.
Movie HQ 320240 Approx. 1.5 sec.
SQ 160120 Approx. 1.5 sec.

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What is the recording time for each record mode?

Image Record mode Resolution Recording time
Still picture TIFF 19841488 Approx. 12 sec.
SHQ 19841488 Approx. 3.5 sec.
HQ 19841488 Approx. 2.2 sec.
SQ1 16001200 Approx. 2.0 sec.
SQ2 1280960 Approx. 2.0 sec.
SQ2 1024768 Approx. 2.0 sec.
SQ2 640480 Approx. 2.0 sec.
Movie HQ 320240 Approx. 7 sec.
SQ 160120 Approx. 9 sec.

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Can you have the back LCD (liquid crystal display) monitor on and the electronic viewfinder turned off?

If you turn on the back LCD, the electronic viewfinder will remain on while in a shooting mode. There is no setting on the camera to use only the back LCD monitor while shooting. If you playback images in the Play mode, only the LCD monitor will turn on. However, if you press the Monitor button while in the Play mode, than the back LCD monitor will turn off. The image will display only in the viewfinder LCD.

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What does "Battery Save" in the camera setup menu do?

This setting helps to conserve battery power by restricting several functions: The back LCD monitor cannot be turned on while in a shooting mode, it will turn on while in the Play mode. Full-Time AF (auto focus) cannot be used and the viewfinder will turn off after the 30 sec. without use.

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How does changing the quality setting in a shooting mode affect other shooting modes?

There are three groupings of shooting modes on the C-720UZ - 1) Program & A/S/M, 2) Auto & Sports & Portrait & Landscape, 3) Movie mode. Each group can retain a quality selection for all modes in the group. Therefore, you cannot have a different quality setting for each shooting mode within a grouping.

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