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Olympus C-200 Zoom

“This Olympus C-200 Zoom was my first ditital camera...”

Written on: 17/01/2004 by little princess (1 review written)

This Olympus C-200 Zoom was my first ditital camera two years ago. A reliable camera, takes excellent quality pics in HQ mode considering it is only 2.1 megapixels. When using it with XP, downloads are absolutely instant with the usb cable. It's so easy to use, open the lens cover then point and shoot. To view pics its just as easy - push one button and there you have it. Easy timer and video functions as well (no sound though). Only problem I can see is the slow shutter speed which causes… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-200 Zoom

“It worked for two months. In that time it was bad, and...”

Written on: 17/02/2003 by Dan. (1 review written)

It worked for two months. In that time it was bad, and setting up the picture quility only held for one shot. After 3 month of hardly ever using it, the camera had stopped working. It was sent to Olympus and was returned after a month only to work for 5 days before returning to it's previous state. It was sent back two month ago and i am still waiting for it's return… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-200 Zoom

“In total, I'm pleased to recommend the Olympus C200...”

Written on: 16/03/2002 by Mohdah. (1 review written)

In total, I'm pleased to recommend the Olympus C200 digital camera to those first time users...... if you would like to take a better quality picture, then buy something which is more than 2.1MP, at least 3MP and above… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-200 Zoom

“I have previously owned an Olympus C960 zoom and...”

Written on: 24/11/2001 by Allen Wildman. (1 review written)

I have previously owned an Olympus C960 zoom and suffered from a slow download of pictures via a serial lead. The C200 is very similar in operation to the C960 but the USB lead dramatically speeds up the download time. The pictures are of a very good quality and the camera is very easy to use. An AC adapter would have been a useful addition as it saves on batteries, however, internetcamerasdirect supply them at a very competitive price! The front cover of the camera has two positions and it… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-200 Zoom

“having used a cheaper version of a sanyo, i wanted...”

Written on: 21/11/2001 by gill gardiner. (1 review written)

having used a cheaper version of a sanyo, i wanted something better. i have used olympus normal cameras and have always had perfect results, but this really has outshone all the cameras i have every used and i saved at least £90. pounds by ordering on your web site… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-200 Zoom

“Overall I am not satisfied with the value for money on...”

Written on: 16/11/2001 by George. (1 review written)

Overall I am not satisfied with the value for money on the Olympus C200 digital camera and I wish I had bought the fuji 2600 that comes with rechargeable batteries, charger and 16Mb card. The camera performs poorly or fails to focus at all under low light conditions even under ISO 400. I haven't played with all the settings yet but this seems to be the case. I don't like also the fact you have to switch off the camera in order to see the pictures and / or delete them… Read Full Review

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6233_Bryan.'s Response to 5937_George.'s Review

Written on: 24/11/2001

Perhaps your reviewer would be better of spending his time reading the instruction manual for the C 200. I have one and have been thoroughly impressed with it. I have a Canon Ixus and EOS and was going to choose the A20 Powershot, but after trying both cameras found the Olympus far more user friendly.
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<br>By the way - if you press the menu key twice with the camera turned on you can view your images. Read the manual before making incorrect comments!

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8689_Denis.'s Response to 5937_George.'s Review

Written on: 06/01/2002

you don't need to turn off the camera to see pictures, you just need to press the display button twice when you want to see or edit already taken pictures and it doesn't matter in which mode the cam. is.
<br>i believe you wont have such a bad opinion of your camera now a? bye

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6281_George.'s Response to 5937_George.'s Review

Written on: 25/11/2001

Dear user, thnx for your comment, indeed I can see the images if I press the image button twice with the camera on. As I said I hadn't played with all the settings. Another thing, I would like to mention is that I contacted Olympus technical support and they told me that Camedia SW will not work with this camera because it works only with parallel port cameras. However, you can use explorer if you want to see or copy the pictures and you can also the stitch feature. Nevertheless, when you pay so much money, isn't it a bit deceiving when they supply the camera with a software that doesn't work and they know about it? And in addition they told me it's not in their intentions to make it work with USB cameras! I would appreciate it more if they said that this sw doesn't work instead of wasting my time trying to find why.

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★★★★★
Olympus C-200 Zoom

“Produces good images on the HQ setting - 32 images on...”

Written on: 08/10/2001 by Richard Aniolkowski. (1 review written)

Produces good images on the HQ setting - 32 images on 16 Mb smartmedia card. Easy to frame the subject in the optical viewfinder. In bright light the LED screen can be difficult to see (perhaps the same on all digital cameras). Good printed results on an HP840C, though not up to screen quality. Rechargable batteries are recommended since indoor shots using the red eye reduction mode eat them up. A lot easier to use than my Olympus OM1N and you don't have to wait to see the results. I was… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-200 Zoom

“Good value for money and produces excellent photos. ...”

Written on: 04/10/2001 by Glyn Smith. (1 review written)

Good value for money and produces excellent photos. Using the camera for general photography and very close work and cannot be faulted. Camera feels solid when compared to Fuji and Kodak cameras which were alternatives I looked at. Has the usual digital camera problem of getting through batteries so rechargables are essential. If used at the higher resolutions available you need at least 32mb card to take a decent quantity of pictures… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-200 Zoom

“overall, the Olympus C200 is a solidly built, pretty...”

Written on: 27/09/2001 by paul connell. (1 review written)

overall, the Olympus C200 is a solidly built, pretty good value for money digital camera… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-200 Zoom

“This is my first digital camera and I am really...”

Written on: 20/09/2001 by Justin OMahony. (1 review written)

This is my first digital camera and I am really pleased with it. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of buying it from Jessops rather than this site and this is not a mistake I shall be making again as the Jessops price is around £40 more for the same camera with none of the added extras that this site provides.

That said my first real use of the camera was last week whilst up in Scotland and it performed admirably even when climbing Ben Nevis in appalling weather and I was able to get some… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-200 Zoom

“After looking at the digital camera market and...”

Written on: 29/08/2001 by Alan Woodroffe. (1 review written)

After looking at the digital camera market and comparing price and performance the Olympus C200 came out best for what I wanted. The only downside was the lack of user reviews because it is such a new camera. As my other camera is a Nikon, I wanted to ensure that the reproduction would be as good as possible for the price, and with the extras included by Internetcamerasdirect I am more than satisfied with the product. A phone call to Olympus' technical dept. was needed to find why the… Read Full Review

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6791_Peter.'s Response to 3827_Alan Woodroffe.'s Review

Written on: 05/12/2001

Dear Allan
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<br>What was the reason why the Olympus C200 had lost its settings after power off??
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<br>Kind Regards
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<br>Peter

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28939_Andy Stables.'s Response to 3827_Alan Woodroffe.'s Review

Written on: 23/06/2002

There is an option on the camera's menu that allows all of the settings to be retained when the camera is switched off. If you look in the full version of the manual that comes as a soft-copy on the CD it is explained in full.

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8217_James.'s Response to 3827_Alan Woodroffe.'s Review

Written on: 31/12/2001

Mine does the same, can you advise on the resolution?
Thanks,
<br>James

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Olympus C-200 Zoom

“The Olympus C200 produces superb quality images up to...”

Written on: 08/08/2001 by Andy Stables. (1 review written)

The Olympus C200 produces superb quality images up to 8"x10". No jaggies or pixelation at all when printed or viewed on screen. Macro mode works superbly, no barrel distortion. I totally advise everyone to buy this camera. It is the best quality I've seen anywhere at the price… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-200 Zoom

“This camera is a follow-up to the 990z, but has been...”

Written on: 20/07/2001 by Nic Chilton. (1 review written)

This camera is a follow-up to the 990z, but has been redesigned to have a more competitive price cost (e.g. against the Fuji 2400z). So gone are elements like the top LCD panel displaying shots left, but there's plenty of features for the price.

I was contemplating buying a Fuji 2400z before this camera came out. It costs a little bit more than the 2400z (but a lot less than the Olympus 990z) for which you get TV out connection, night mode shooting (with fairly good low-light shots as the… Read Full Review

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