If you want a camera for your genealogy research the Olympus Digital Camera 740 can do just that for you. Genealogy is becoming more and more popular in our day and age, and I frequently find myself taking pictures of old photographs and documents. The old photographs tend to be small, and that is how I found the Olympus Stylus Digital Camera 740.
The Olympus Digital Camera 740 comes with a 5x optical zoom, and 3x digital zoom. The zooming lenses are great because many of the newer cameras today only have 3x optical zoom. For taking pictures of those old pictures you have the camera is excellent. You can go all out and put your camera on a tripod in front of a photo stand, adjust the correct lighting, and you are ready to go. You will have high detailed replicas of those old family pictures you always wanted in minutes.
That is not the only great feature of the Olympus Digital Camera 740 that makes it simple to use. It’s also easy to download the pictures off your camera to your computer. All you have is hook up your USB cable to the computer, and copy those pictures to any of your computers. The camera was sadly originally with a 16 MB XD Memory Card. Some cameras are designed today to handle the now available 2 GB XD memory cards. There have been rumors of upgrading to higher memory for some cameras. The Olympus Digital Camera 740 is most likely going to accept the bigger memory. What you can also do is swap out a new memory card if you’re not near a computer.
The Olympus Digital Camera 740 really is a great camera for genealogy work, and taking other great photos with the superb zooming capabilities, and manual settings. The 7.1 megapixel camera can take pictures that print really nice on 8 x 10 prints, the perfect size for tracing your ancestry, and taking great photos with little photography experience.