Written on: 08/08/2007 by paulbrenda (1 review written)
True Colour representation and sharp imaging make this a must have piece of kit. The 8 MP capture puts the camera into a new class for non SLR cameras. The Lens is produced at the same works as Olympus's best SLR Cameras and it shows.
Cameras generally aren't configured for left hand use, but I am left eyed so some of the controls are awkwardly placed for me, but that's just scraping the barrel to find a bad point. I thought that I would miss a 10x zoom but the high pixel rate and 3x plus does me fine.
The really bad thing about this camera is that it's not still available, lots of my friends would love one.
I've had my C8080 for nearly three years, and have had three of Fuji's top end bridge cameras in that period, but keep going back to the faithful Olympus. You only have to hold the camera to know it's quality, it feels good in the hand, so well balanced and solidly constructed. The manual functions give you all the control you could wish for, and the auto operation is there to back you up when speed is foremost.
I will probably always stay with this camera as my prime, reliable work horse, hoping that it's build quality will last out my love of photography