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C-740/C-760 Ultra Zoom

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Where is the Reference Manual for the C-750 Ultra Zoom?

The CD-ROM provides a full Reference Manual in PDF format on the CD-ROM. Adobe Acrobat that 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 (Item #200776). It can be purchased through the Olympus Emporium or by phone at 1-800-201-7766.

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

You will need the CLA-4 Conversion Lens Adapter. It provides a 55mm mounting thread for a 55mm filter or conversion lens. This can be purchased through the Olympus Emporium or by phone at 1-800-201-7766.

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Can I use a non-Olympus brand xD-Picture Card with the C-750 Ultra Zoom camera?

Yes, however the Olympus brand xD-Picture Card offers the ability to use the Panorama function .

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Does Olympus offer a dedicated external flash for the C-750 Ultra Zoom camera?

Yes, the FL-20 Flash (stock #200858) and the FL-36 Flash (stock #260113) are both available accessory flashes that cover a wide variety of lighting needs. The FL-50 (stock #260101) is designed for advanced to professional photograhphers who need the greatest light output.

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How do I connect an external flash and aftermarket bracket to my C-750 Ultra Zoom?

For off camera flash with the C-750 Ultra Zoom, you will need the appropriate flash cable with your aftermarket flash and bracket. Please use the following information as a reference:

  • FL-CB05 Shoe Mount TTL Flash Cable (item #200707) - this cable mounts to the Hot Shoe on the C-750 Ultra Zoom; and the opposite end attaches to the aftermarket flash bracket's flash shoe or to a standard tripod attachment thread (1/4x20).

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How long do the Olympus Ni-MH batteries last on the C-750 Ultra Zoom?

The Olympus Ni-MH batteries will provide approximately 200 shots with typical usage (half of the images shot with flash/half without flash and minimal use of the LCD monitor).

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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 purpose of the Histogram feature?

When taking a picture, the camera analyzes the brightness and contrast of your subject and displays it on the LCD monitor so that you can evaluate and adjust the exposure properly.

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What is “My Mode”?

My mode allows you to save customized camera settings. My Mode allows you to save different setting configurations. To use the "My Mode" settings, turn the mode dial to the My symbol. The My Mode configuration is selected by the menu selection Mode Menu > Camera > My Mode.

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What is Noise Reduction and how does it apply?

This function reduces the noise that generated during long exposures. When shooting night scenes, shutter speeds become slower and noise tends to appear on images. When noise Reduction is set to ON, the camera automatically reduces noise to produce clearer images. However, shooting time is approximately twice as long as usual. Noise Reduction is only activated when the shutter speed is slower than 1 second.

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How do you use Exif Print or PIM Print feature to achieve better print quality?

The printing information that is included as part of the Exif 2.2 header in the JPEG file, is read and used by a Print Image Matching enabled printer. If you have a compatible printer that has a built in media slot, you can insert the digital camera's memory card into a card reader and then into a printer's media slot. If you do not have a printer that accepts a card directly, you can use a plug-in for a graphics program such as Adobe PhotoShop 7.0, to utilize this information. CAMEDIA Master 4.03 and above (supplied with the camera) supports Exif Print and PIM.

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What is the difference between the C-740 Ultra Zoom and the C-750 Ultra Zoom?

The C-750 Ultra Zoom camera offers the following additional features:

  • 40X total seamless zoom (10x optical/4x digital) on C-750 Ultra Zoom versus 30X total seamless zoom on C-740 Ultra Zoom (10x optical/3x digital)
  • 4.0 Megapixel CCD (effective) on C-750 Ultra Zoom versus 3.18 Megapixel CCD (effective) on the C-740 Ultra Zoom
  • TTL Hot Shoe
  • Sound on QuickTime Movie
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Remote Control Capability (with optional accessory)

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How do I download from the camera to my computer?

Instructions for downloading images from the C-740/C-750 Ultra Zoom are located on the CD-ROM under the "Reference" under "Connecting the Camera to a PC", or at our web site at .

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Which conversion lenses can you use with the C-750 Ultra Zoom camera?

Product Description Stock Item # List Price Notes
M-CON 40 (Close-up Lens) 200 713 $164.95 *Step-up ring (43-55mm) included.
WCON 0.7x Wide Angle Lens 200 864 $139.99 Requires 43-55mm step-up ring
TCON 1.7x Tele converter Lens 200 862 $129.99 Requires 43-55mm step-up ring

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Can a remote control be used with the C-750 Ultra Zoom?

The C-750 Ultra Zoom does have the remote feature capability. The remote control (RM-1) is an optional accessory available at dealers or on the Olympus Emporium.

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Is there a digital camera accessory kit available for the C-750 Ultra Zoom camera?

Yes, the Deluxe Digital Imaging Kit (stock number 200860). It includes a soft camera case, the MAUSB-10xD/SmartMedia USB Reader/Writer, Ni-MH battery and Charger set, and the CAMEDIA Master 4.0 Pro software. It can purchased through the Olympus Emporium or by phone at 1- 800 201-7766

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How do I connect a FL-20, FL-36, FL-40 or FL-50 dedicated external flash to my C-750 Ultra Zoom

The FL-20, FL-36, FL-40 or FL-50 dedicated external flash can be attached directly to the hot shoe on the camera. To use the FL-20, FL-36, FL-40 or FL-50 flash off-camera, you will need a bracket and appropriate flash cable. Please use the following information as a reference:

  • FL-BK01 Flash Bracket (item #200666) - used to mount an external flash to the C-750 Zoom.
  • FL-CB02 Hot Shoe to TTL Cable (item #200663)- this cable is required for the dedicated FL-20, FL-36, FL-40, or FL-50 flash.

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Are there any settings on the camera that must be set before you can use the external flash

Yes, set the camera mode dial to P, A/S/M or any shooting mode except the movie mode. Turn on the extension flash unit's power then select the camera's flash mode. The flash mode button on the camera controls the built-in flash as well as the extension flash. Only the built- in flash and the Olympus FL-20/FL-40 extension flash can use the red-eye reduction flash mode. All flash units can use the fill flash, flash off, and slow-sync flash modes.

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How long do the Olympus LB-01 CR-V3 lithium batteries last on the C-750 Ultra

The Olympus LB-01 CR-V3 lithium batteries will provide approximately 500 shots with typical usage (half of the images shot with flash/half without flash and minimal use of the LCD monitor).

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Which type of battery is most recommended?

The Ni-MH batteries are recommended for the active photographer. The NI-MH batteries are rechargeable, economical and work well in low temperatures. The LB-01 CR-V3 Lithium Batteries are recommended for the less active photographer. They are lightweight, non-rechargeable batteries that provide hours of shooting.

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What is Exif 2.2?

Exif 2.2 is an image format created by JEIDA (Japan Electronic Industry Development Association) for storing information with image data such as shutter speed, aperture, flash, date, etc. Some printers have the capability to automatically adjust the print quality using this information.

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How can I use White Balance when taking pictures?

Color reproduction differs depending on the lighting conditions. For instance, when daylight, the setting sun or indoor lighting is reflected on white paper, the shade of white produced will be slightly different for each. By setting the WB (White Balance), you can achieve more natural-looking color. You can also preview different color tones by trying the different settings under the actual light source, and checking the result on the viewfinder/monitor. You can choose mode from Auto, Preset and One-touch.

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Does the Olympus C-740/C-750 Ultra Zoom camera support Print Image Matching (PIM)?

Yes, the C-740/C-750 Zoom supports this easy-to-use high quality-printing feature. It allows the user to set parameters for printing, such as gamma level, color space, contrast, sharpness, brightness, saturation, shadow, highlight, and color balance, to ensure optimum print quality. To learn more about Print Image Matching (PIM), please check the following web site addresses:

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How many pictures can be taken with 16MB/256MB xD-Picture Card? What are the compression rates and file sizes of each record mode?

Image Record Mode Pixel Resolution Compression Rate (Approx.) Number of storable pictures (without sound *3) File Size(Approx.)
16MB Card *2 256MB Card *2

Still Picture

TIFF 2048 x 1536 1/1 1 27 9.5MB
  (3:2) 2048 x 1360 1/1


31 8.4MB
  1600 x 1200 1/1 2 45 5.8MB
  1280 x 960 1/1 4 70 3.7MB
  1024 x 768 1/1 6 109 2.4MB
  640 x 480 1/1 16 270 953KB
SHQ 2048 x 1536 1/3.3 8 135 1.9MB
  Enlarge*1 3200 x 2400 1/2.7 2 45 5.7MB
  (3:2) 2048 x 1360 1/3 8 138 1.9MB
HQ 2048 x 1536 1/8 20 326 802KB
  Enlarge*1 3200 x 2400 1/8.1 8 136 1.9MB
  (3:2) 2048 x 1360 1/8 22 363 712KB
SQ1 HQ 1600 x 1200 1/2.7 11 181 1.4MB
SQ 1/8 32 515 495KB
HQ 1280 x 960 1/2.7 17 280 926KB
SQ 1/8 49 799 323KB
SQ2 HQ 1024 x 768 1/2.7 26 431 599KB
SQ 1/8 76 1229 212KB
HQ 640 x 480 1/2.7 66 1065 243KB
SQ 1/8 165 2663 922KB
Movie HQ 320 x 240 - 48 sec 774 sec 338KB/sec.
SQ 160 x 120 - 211 sec 3409 sec 77KB/sec.

*1: The Enlargement (Close-up) mode.
*2: Number of storable still pictures may differ according to the shooting conditions. Please confirm the remaining number of storable pictures when
xxxxyou change record mode before you start shooting.
*3: Sound cannot be recorded in the C-740 Ultra Zoom camera.

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