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Specification for Olympus C-5050

Main Features
Resolution 5
Optical Zoom 3
Battery Type Alkaline or Rechargeable

Features:
  • 5.0 megapixel sensor creates 2500 x 2000 images for high-resolution prints up to poster size
  • 3x optical plus 3.3x digital (10x total) autofocus zoom lens
  • Includes 32 MB XD Picture card--also compatible with SmartMedia, CompactFlash, and Microdrive cards
  • Movie mode captures up to 148 seconds of video with audio
  • Powered by 4 AA NiMH rechargeable batteries (charger included); connects with PCs and Macs via USB port
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    Olympus C-5050

    “Bought the Olympus C-5050in Singapore. Camera stop...”

    Written on: 26/03/2009

    Bought the Olympus C-5050in Singapore. Camera stop working when the surrounding temperature was -15 degrees Celsius in Beijing. Had to warm it up before able to use… Read Full Review

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    Olympus C-5050

    “I did several months of research in deciding to...”

    Written on: 08/07/2004 by foswald (1 review written)

    I did several months of research in deciding to purchase a digital, 5+ MP camera. I almost decided on the Fuji S7000, but the image noise and lack of low ASA/ISO deterred me. Luckily, I found the Olympus C-5050Z. Okay, it does not look as *cool* as the S7000, but it more than makes up for it with performance. Before deciding, I spent hours comparing sample photos at various resolutions and found this model had very little noise and handles low light great, even without a flash due to the… Read Full Review

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    “I have used this Olympus C5050 to shoot about 300...”

    Written on: 11/07/2003 by Big. (1 review written)

    I have used this Olympus C5050 to shoot about 300 photos so far. Half of them where underwater. This is my first step up to the 5 mega pixel range. While I am impressed with the detail this camera can produce, I am still greatly disapointed with it. A few photos have come out spectacular but most are not due to camera flaws. I have to erase so many blurry shots. I have tried increasing the shutter speed. Tried different flash and f-stop settings and still I have gotten no significantly improved… Read Full Review

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    Diver Debs's Response to Big.'s Review

    Written on: 01/08/2004

    Being an underwater photographer myself, I understand the frustraction that all digital cameras have with the delay incurred. This makes life difficult but with practice, you learn to compensate for it. Buoyancy seems to be the main problem with the focusing mentioned, once you have mastered your buoyancy while using a camera (this does take some practice)focusing is not a problem. In fact after a weeks diving safari last week and taking over 300 photos on that trip alone, I have only found focusing problem with a handful of pictures. Using the housing underwater with all of it's functions is also very easy. Olympus have certainly worked hard on the developement of their housing and I feel have had great success.

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    Olympus C-5050

    “Images quite good. Camera well weighted for good...”

    Written on: 05/04/2003 by Photoist. (1 review written)

    Images quite good. Camera well weighted for good stable shots, despite being just a tad bulky. Use of AA batteries considered a plys especially on vacations for emergency power source. I use Ray O Vac one hour charge NiMH batteries (amazing!)The flash images seem washed out and too contrasty. I prefer to turn off the flash and use existing light. The white balance on this camera is excellent. There is always just a short delay between when a focused image is triggered and when the shot… Read Full Review

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    95128_Anonymous.'s Response to 86356_Photoist.'s Review

    Written on: 05/05/2003

    The camera also accepts xD cards apart from SM. A remark I have for this camera: it seems to shoot less colorful images than the Olympus C50. When using the camera in bright wheather conditions in multi-spot metering, it completely blocks.
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    <br>Apart from those drawbacks: very good camera for its price, many functions, great quality.

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    Gizmo's Response to 86356_Photoist.'s Review

    Written on: 25/02/2005

    With respect. I think you need to go read the instructions - the 5050 is one of the most flexible cameras on the market with regard memory card choice. Throw away the aging SM card, and pop in a nice high capacity CF card.

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    114669_Andrew.'s Response to 86356_Photoist.'s Review

    Written on: 10/07/2003

    This camera ALSO accepts compactflash - You can have different media in the camera at the same time and switch between cards at any time!!

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