The reason for my infatuation is simply that the Olympus C-7070 is one of the most capable semi-pro digital cameras Iâ€™ve ever used. It is superbly well made, has every feature I could ever want on a camera, and its image quality is absolutely fantastic. It has only one major drawback; itâ€™s just so appallingly ugly. When I was out testing it, I kept having this overwhelming urge to put a bag over it.
As a piece of design the C-7070 is the perfect definition of function over form. Itâ€™s designed to do a job and do it well, not to sit around looking cute. If this camera was a car it would be 1989 Toyota Hi-Lux pickup with a bull bar, off-road tyres and a cement mixer in the back.