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Questions :

Question :
How do I use the ferrite core which is included in the SP-720UZ?

Answer:
When you use an HDMI cable (CB-HD1), be sure to attach the included ferrite core to the cable. Attach it by looping the cable once around the ferrite core within 5 cm from the camera side.

How to attach the ferrite core to the HDMI cable:



Question :
What differentiates the SP-720UZ from the SP-620UZ?

Answer:
The following table describes the differences:
SP-720UZ SP-620UZ
Effective pixels 14 million pixels
1/2.3, CMOS
16 million pixels
CCD: 1/2.3
Monitor 3.0 inches, Approx. 460,000 dots
TFT color LCD
3.0 inches, Approx. 230,000 dots
TFT color LCD
Optical zoom 26 x 21 x
Focal length 4.66 mm - 121.2 mm
( 26 mm - 676 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography )
4.5 mm - 94.5 mm
( 25 mm - 525 mm equivalent in 35 mm photography )
Image stabilizer(DUAL IS) Available
Movie HD movie ( 1080P ) HD movie ( 720P )
3D photo Available
Magic filter 12 magic filters
Pop Art / Pin Hole / Fish Eye
Drawing / Soft Focus / Punk
Sparkle / Watercolor
Reflection / Miniature / Fragmented / Dramatic
11 magic filters
Pop Art / Pin Hole / Fish Eye
Drawing / Soft Focus / Punk
Sparkle / Watercolor
Reflection / Miniature / Fragmented
Eye-Fi card compatible Available
Mode dial Available Not available
Battery Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
LI-50B ( packaged with the camera )
AA nickel hydride battery ( x 4 )
AA alkaline battery ( x 4, packaged with the camera )
Dimension 102.7 mm (W) x 69.2 mm (H) x 70.3 mm (D) / 4.0" (W) x 2.7" (H) x 2.8" (D) 109.7 mm (W) x 74.3 mm (H) x 73.7 mm (D) / 4.3" (W) x 2.9" (H) x 2.9" mm (D)
Weight
( with battery and media card )
376g 435g
Color Black Silver
Refer to the product's page SP-720UZ SP-620UZ

Tips:
You can also compare the SP-720UZ with other models on the following web page:
* Product comparison

Question :
What are the compression rates and what size are the image files in each record mode?

Answer:
The following tables show the approximate values:

[Still pictures]
The compression rate in Fine mode ( shooting at high quality ) is 1/4. The rate in Normal mode ( shooting at normal quality ) is 1/8.

Image size Compression Number of storable pictures without sound File size
(approx.)
15 MB Internal memory 4 GB SD / SDHC / SDXC card
14M
(4288 x 3216)
Fine 1 562 7.1 MB
Normal 3 1,084 3.6 MB
8M
(3264 x 2448)
Fine 3 950 4.2 MB
Normal 5 1,803 2.2 MB
5M
(2560 x 1920)
Fine 4 1,495 2.7 MB
Normal 8 2,724 1.4 MB
3M
(2048 x 1536)
Fine 8 2,452 1.6 MB
Normal 15 4,715 0.8 MB
2M
(1600 x 1200)
Fine 13 3,954 1.0 MB
Normal 23 7,212 0.5 MB
1M
(1280 x 960)
Fine 19 5,838 0.6 MB
Normal 33 10,217 0.3 MB
VGA
(640 x 480)
Fine 57 17,514 0.2 MB
Normal 80 24,520 0.1 MB
16:9 L
(4288 x 2416)
Fine 2 738 5.4 MB
Normal 4 1,425 2.8 MB
16:9 S
(1920 x 1088)
Fine 11 3,606 1.1 MB
Normal 22 6,811 0.5 MB

[Movies]
Image size / Aspect ratio Storable recording time with sound
15 MB
Internal memory
4 GB SD / SDHC / SDXC card
1080P
1920 x 1080 / 16:9
4 sec. 27 min. 51 sec.
720P
1280 x 720 / 16:9
6 sec. 40 min. 57 sec.
VGA
640 x 480 / 4:3
22 sec. 2 h 19 min.
Regarding the movie recording time:
- Regardless of the card capacity, the maximum file size per movie is 4 GB.
- When recording in 1080P and 720P format, the maximum recording time per movie is 29 minutes.
Note:
- The amounts of storable still pictures and storable movie recording time are approximate and are calculated based on capacity. The actual amounts will differ according to the shooting conditions and other figures. The figures are not a guarantee of battery life.

Question :
What comes packaged with the camera?

Answer:
The following items are packaged with the camera:

- SP-720UZ camera
- Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery ( LI-50B )
- USB cable (CB-USB8)
- Monaural Audio / Video cable ( CB-AVC3 )
- Lens cap / Lens cap Strap
- Strap
- Ferrite core
- Olympus Setup CD-ROM:
* [ib] software ( Windows )
* OLYMPUS Viewer 2 software ( Windows / Mac )
- Instruction manual
- Warranty Card
Note:
Refer to the following Q&A to see how to use the ferrite core:
* How do I use the ferrite core which is included in the SP-720UZ?

Question :
Which types of memory cards can I use?

Answer:
SD, SDHC, SDXC and Eye-Fi cards can be used.
xD-Picture Card™ and CompactFlash® media cannot be used.

Note:
To see a list of compatible memory cards, click here:
* Compatibility table for Media Card ( SP-Series )

Question :
Where can I find the instruction manual for my camera?

Answer:
You can either read online or download the instruction manual for your camera.
See the following Web page to find the available manuals:
* Download Manuals


Question :
Where can I find information on how to use the [ib] software?

Answer:
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about [ib] are collected here.

Detailed documentation of the software's functions is available in the application's Help file. To access the Help file, launch [ib] and choose ib Help from the Help menu.


Question :
How can I improve images taken indoors or in low light?

Answer:
If you see the RED blinking camera symbol icon on the LCD screen after you press shutter button half way down to focus, this is the camera shake warning. This indicates that there may not be enough light to steadily hold the camera to take a picture or freeze the movement of your subject. In this type of condition, we recommend the built-in flash to be popped-up, allowing for a faster shutter speed to avoid a blurry image. If flash use is not possible, a tripod or other stable surface may be needed to avoid getting a blurry image in situations where stabilizing the camera would improve the image.


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