Olympus i Zoom 3000 APS

Olympus i Zoom 3000 APS 


Sophisticated yet simple is the theme of the new i Zoom 3000. Featuring a precision-crafted 21~58mm Olympus lens boasting wide-ranging 2.8x zoom power, the i Zoom 3000 gives users the freedom to capture the photos they want with the simple touch of a button. The wide-angle zoom is especially useful when trying to photograph scenes in limited-space areas such as indoors.


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[Jul 08, 2003]


Small, light, great picture quality, great build quality, great camera. Olympus has done a great job with this one.


The only thing I can think of is that it might be tricky for users with larger hands. This isn't a problem for me, but those buttons sure are tiny.

I bought this camera keeping in mind that it probably would be a piece of junk. I paid a little over 8 dollars for it in an ebay auction. I figured I wouldn't win, but for 8 bucks, you can't lose. When I got it, it in fact did not work. The zoom did not work, and the viewfinder was stuck on panoramic mode. I tore the camera apart and tinkered with it for a bit. The zoom button inside the camera had slipped off to the side, and the viewfinder selector switch had come undone. After an hour or so, I put it back together thinking it would never work again. To my surprise, it worked flawlessly. OK, enough of that. I bought this camera initially for my girlfriend. She wanted a "cute" camera that she could carry around. As far as portability, this camera wins the battle. It has a metal construction, but feels about one fourth the weight of the metal bodied canon elphs. They feel like tanks for their size. Although that is good in a way, for a point and shoot, I feel it to be overkill. Anyway, the izoom is very quiet compared to most cameras. It zooms pretty smoothly and doesn't make a racket. The lens is a 21-58mm, which is pretty wide for a camera like this. As far as the picture quality, it is surprisingly good for what it is. I can't understand why people can rate these types of cameras low because they wont do what their slr's do. This camera was not meant for professional results. It was made to take anywhere, and snap on the go. Once again, for what it is, I think it is perfect. It is small, lightweight, trustworthy, and most of all, "cute."

Customer Service

I called and tried to convince olympus to fix it under warranty, even though I bought it used and at an auction. I thought it was worth a try, but it gave us both a good laugh. :)

Similar Products Used:

Canon Elph IX240, Izoom 2000, Izoom 75.

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