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Olympus C-2

“The Olympus Camedia C-2, also known as the D-230 Brio,...”

Written on: 05/09/2009 by Loganberry (1 review written)

The Olympus Camedia C-2, also known as the D-230 Brio, is a surprisingly good camera considering that it was launched way back in 2001. Although a little on the chunky side, the design still looks quite good today, and the sliding lens-cover/power switch works very well. There's no optical zoom, but the f/2.8 lens seems well made, giving bright images with attractive colour that are sharp in all but the extreme corners of the picture. For a 2mp camera it's really quite impressive. Others have… Read Full Review

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Andylawed's Response to Loganberry's Review

Written on: 30/09/2009

Thanks for this comment. I love my olympus and I'm planning to buy one for my auntie. Olympus is a great choice for me.

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Olympus C-2

“Olympus C-2 has great image and video quality, video...”

Written on: 15/03/2008 by ImDaMage (1 review written)

Olympus C-2 has great image and video quality, video playback, even with 2 megapixels it's better than most 5mp cameras with the anti blur effects and so on. Great for outdoor or indoor shots and great for action shots. Overall a great little camera, better than some of the new ones coming out despite it's lack of megapixels… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-2

“The Olympus C-2 camera is amazing. For the price you...”

Written on: 19/10/2004 by interpol (1 review written)

The Olympus C-2 camera is amazing. For the price you pay, you get quality pictures in a nice small compact camera. This camera will not let you down. The only negative thing about this camera is its batteries. It takes a lot of batteries, so you should get yourself at least 4 rechargable batteries… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-2

“The Olympus C2 digital camera is excellent value for...”

Written on: 18/10/2002 by decoy1983. (1 review written)

The Olympus C2 digital camera is excellent value for money. Offering 2.0 megapixel resolution at an affordable price, I found this camera to be very easy to use while offering superb picture quality. The resolution is more than most people will need, while it offers a range of quality modes for the user to choose from. The C2 allows for exposure compensation, white balance under incandescent or fluorescent light, a 5x digital zoom, sequential drive, and short video capability amongst many other… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-2

“I am an enthusiastic and quite knowledgeable...”

Written on: 09/08/2002 by alex. (1 review written)

I am an enthusiastic and quite knowledgeable photographer used to using SLRs but bought the C2 as a way to improve my overall technique. Very recently, friends asked me to shoot their wedding and I took the Olympus along 'just in case'. Unfortunately I jabbed my thumb through the shutter of my SLR when changing film and, petrified, had to shoot all the formal photos with the C2! Whilst the results aren't quite up to the expectations of a good SLR the shots were absolutely superb! Excellent… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-2

“GOT AN OLYMPUS C2 DIGITAL CAMERA A FEW WEEKS AGO, VERY...”

Written on: 31/05/2002 by derek. (1 review written)

GOT AN OLYMPUS C2 DIGITAL CAMERA A FEW WEEKS AGO, VERY PLEASED WITH IT..THE MONITOR ON THE BACK IS GOOD AND CLEAR..SINCE THEN I GOT THE C-700UZOOM WHICH IS VERY GOOD AS WELL..BUT I STILL WANT TO HOLD ONTO THE C2..THE CLOSE UP MODE ON THE C2 IS TOP CLASS AS IS THE C-700UZ...I AM FINDING IT VERY HARD TO DECIDE WHICH ONE IS THE BETTER ALL ROUNDER..MAYBE THE C700UZ BECAUSE OF ITS 38MM-380MM ZOOM...ANYWAY THE C2IS GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY AND HAS SOME GREAT FEATURES..YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-2

“RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES A MUST ON THE OLYMPUS C2...”

Written on: 14/05/2002 by DAVEY WEAPON. (1 review written)

RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES A MUST ON THE OLYMPUS C2 DIGITAL CAMERA… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-2

“I took quite a while to check out the digital cameras...”

Written on: 05/05/2002 by Nippy. (1 review written)

I took quite a while to check out the digital cameras below £175 and this Olympus C2 was my choice. It's a great camera with loads of features and the photos look good. The batteries are a major pain and so you'll need to get Ni-Mh rechargeables for it at the same time. Other than that, shop around as I bought it at Currys for £150 and it's also on sale at Argos for £250!… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-2

“The Olympus C2 is an excellent compact digital camera!”

Written on: 05/05/2002 by AC. (1 review written)

The Olympus C2 is an excellent compact digital camera!… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-2

“I have had the Olympus C2 digital camera for a week,...”

Written on: 15/04/2002 by Glen "Fat Boy" Smith. (1 review written)

I have had the Olympus C2 digital camera for a week, it is great. Compact great design you do not mind taking it out with you no space is hardly taken up on your person. Get yourself a charger… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-2

“I wanted a point and click camera and the Olympus C2...”

Written on: 14/04/2002 by Roy. (1 review written)

I wanted a point and click camera and the Olympus C2 digital camera does that well, although I find the menu system a little difficult to navigate around. On HQ the pictures are fine but find the camera a little sensitive to bright lights or white backgrounds. It is worth investing in a couple of sets of NMIH rechargeable batteries. Normal batteries last no time at all and would cost more than a role of film to run the camera. It is also worth investing in a 64MB smart card as this gives you… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-2

“I bought this Olympus C2 digital camera for £150 at...”

Written on: 08/04/2002 by Jim. (1 review written)

I bought this Olympus C2 digital camera for £150 at Dixons although I was unsure whether I really wanted an optical zoom. It is very easy to use and interface to the PC.

2Mpixels is fine for what I want (snaps, to be viewed by PC) but, as expected, using the zoom at eg x2 results in poor pictures. In case you haven't worked it out yet, 2x digital zoom means you are back to 0.5Mpixels.

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Olympus C-2

“The Olympus C2 is a good all round digital...”

Written on: 07/04/2002 by Shane. (1 review written)

The Olympus C2 is a good all round digital camera-although i took the first one back to the shop because i thought it had a power fault. Used 2 sets of new batteries in 30 mins!replacement camera just the same… Read Full Review

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Olympus C-2

“If you use the default resolution (Hi-res) with the...”

Written on: 24/03/2002 by Dave G. (1 review written)

If you use the default resolution (Hi-res) with the Olympus C2 digital camera, you get 35 shots to the 16meg card and that gives you plenty of scope to do cut and paste later on your PC and get a good quality print. If you don't use the screen and stick to the viewfinder the batteries won't be a problem. But if you are like me and play about with the screen then be prepared to do a lot of recharging.
If you go to the next res down you can get 55 good quality prints if you dont have to crop… Read Full Review

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17684_Darren.'s Response to 16920_Dave G.'s Review

Written on: 31/03/2002

This reveiw made my mind up in purchasing the Olympus C-2, and when getting it home it was exactly as you (Dave) had said it was a very good reveiw even down to the battery life.
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<br>Thank you.

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24053_Dominic.'s Response to 16920_Dave G.'s Review

Written on: 21/05/2002

A very well thought-out and accurate review, after using my old Sony DSC-F1 it was a shock to discover a normal viewfinder. It really does help the batteries, also the Sanyo batteries supplied are poor, Duracell are much better. I paid £169 at Currys but they threw in an additional 32MB card.

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18343_Danny C.'s Response to 16920_Dave G.'s Review

Written on: 07/04/2002

Just bought this camera and was going to submit a clear, concise and accurate report - Dave G beat me to it. Agree with everything he says, a great first-time camera.

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Olympus C-2

“What can I say?, Bought this Olympus C2 digital camera...”

Written on: 30/01/2002 by Tony. (1 review written)

What can I say?, Bought this Olympus C2 digital camera today!, taking it back tommorow for a full refund (I HOPE!).
Forget Point and click with this device, as colours seem washed out and faded.
Olympus Should Stick to Analogue Devices, as Korean mass produced plastic lets the company down… Read Full Review

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Hot Shot.'s Response to 11017_Tony.'s Review

Written on: 11/03/2002

An amazing camera, don't know how they do it for the price..
<br>very pleasing high quality colour pictures. -

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61208_Nismo.'s Response to 11017_Tony.'s Review

Written on: 29/12/2002

I had the Camera for 6 months and it is absolutly brilliant. Picture quality is exceptional for this price...It is unfortunate that your camera isn't producing the results mine did..hope all goes well for you mate..

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29477_Dominic.'s Response to 11017_Tony.'s Review

Written on: 27/06/2002

Not a fair review at all, this camera is staggering value. Obviously when 10 megapixel cameras are 10 Bob it won't be, but that's technology. Rechargeable batteries are your friend.

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26508_Steve.'s Response to 11017_Tony.'s Review

Written on: 05/06/2002

Only had this camera a few days so I'll leave it up to you how valid my comments are.
<br>I've found the picture quality to be excellent for a £150 camera and the ease of use and features are also excellent. However, I too found that battery life with the TFT monitor switched on is absolute pants. It wasn't immediately obvious (to me at least) that you could take pictures with the TFT monitor switched off and that the camera was still switched on. I've just invested in a pack of 12 Duracells but I think I'll get myself a charger and a couple of sets of rechargables, long term.

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18115_Gary191265.'s Response to 11017_Tony.'s Review

Written on: 05/04/2002

I paid £150 for this camera and am more than happy with it, it does exactly what it says on the tin !!
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<br>My mate's £5000 Nikon does a much better job...wonder why !!??

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Olympus C-2

“My first digital camera, which produces excellent...”

Written on: 21/11/2001 by Martin Littlewood. (1 review written)

My first digital camera, which produces excellent results.
Easy to use and very compact. Additional facilities are a bonus. Unfortunately the software is out of date and very cumbersome to use. In fact I haven't got mine working properly and shall have to rely on another program. Shame for such a good company like Olympus. My ratings are based on the Olympus C2 camera only… Read Full Review

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16952_Dave G.'s Response to 6139_Martin Littlewood.'s Review

Written on: 24/03/2002

Comments on camera helpful and true.
<br>Don't know about the software as I don't need it.

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Olympus C-2

“Good service from "internetcamerasdirect" as I ordered...”

Written on: 09/11/2001 by Dave. (1 review written)

Good service from "internetcamerasdirect" as I ordered my C-2 on the Net on Saturday night & it arrived on Tuesday. The camera is light, compact & easy to use. The 16Mb card gives 32 HQ photos which I found to be crisp & clear. Use of the monitor though zapped the supplied alkaline batteries within minutes so rechargables are a must! Movie mode gives a 20 sec film which is fine but with no sound it limits its use, plus it eats the the battery power so I don't think I'll be hanging up my old Hi8… Read Full Review

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16921_Dave G.'s Response to 5669_Dave.'s Review

Written on: 24/03/2002

Due to this review I bought my Olympus C2.
<br>I am more than happy with it as my review will show.
<br>Thanks Dave.

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Olympus C-2

“The Olympus C2 is easy to use, easy to connect &...”

Written on: 02/11/2001 by Neil. (1 review written)

The Olympus C2 is easy to use, easy to connect & download images to the computer. Appears as a USB drive totally accessible… Read Full Review

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