The Olympus SP-720UZ Digital Ultra Zoom was released alongside the SP-620UZ to provide snap-happy consumers with something a bit more cultured that the standard digital cameras. While this camera is not able to reach the heights of a DSLR, it is still a worthy camera for travellers and those looking to capture fun shots.
The 720UZ is not the most aesthetically pleasing digital camera on the market but is solid and functional. It is built with a plastic body with a rubber grip that makes it comfortable to hold. As a bit of a throwback, the flash comes folded down, requiring you to manually lift it up to use.
The 3 inch LCD screen is one of the outstanding features making this one of the best digital cameras It is bright, and clear enough to be visible in low light conditions. The sheer size of the screen means that there is barely any room for anything else on the back of the camera save for a D-pad, menu, playback and record buttons. The latter comes encapsulated in a nice rubberised grip to prevent finger slipping. The top of the camera features the usual mode dial and on/off buttons. Settings and menus can accessed via the LCD screen and are easy to use, which is good for anyone moving up from a mobile phone camera. (more...)