Does a polarizer fit any type of camera?

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I have an Olympus C730UZ 10X optical zoom. I found out that this camera has no mounting mechanism for lenses but I'm not sure if a polarizer can be used. Any suggestions?
 

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A polarizer is a type of filter, so you wouldn't need a lens mount, but filter threads on the front of the lens you have. Are there any threads out front?
 

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You could always contact Oympus and see what they have to say about the matter.
 
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oriecat said:
A polarizer is a type of filter, so you wouldn't need a lens mount, but filter threads on the front of the lens you have. Are there any threads out front?

Yes I see threads inside the round thing where the lens sits. I'll go to the store tomorrow with my camera to pick up one of those and a lens brush.
 
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As it turned out, my camera is not threaded for a filter. :cry:

The only option was a filter holder called shoe digi-holder which screws to the bottom of the camera and extends to the front of the lens. It's kinda funny looking but it works. It came with 2 filters, (a filter sunset 2 ref A198, and a filter star 4 Ref A057); and 4 adaptor rings. I can't use these rings for now but I'll keep them for when I upgrade. I also picked up a circular polarizer A164 which looks too dark but when I used it, the pictures were ok.
 

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