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Olympus C-50 Zoom

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Overall 8
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Value for money 7
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Features 7
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Ease of use 8
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Picture quality 8
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Construction 8
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DP Review
2 October 2003
  • Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Olympus C-50 Zoom: (5 megapixel) The C-50 Zoom is a capable five megapixel compact digital camera. It offers a fairly good combination of point and shoot easy of use with manual controls should you want to get more creative. Image quality was generally good with excellent resolution and an appealing color balance.
  • Pros: Good resolution at moderate shutter speeds, noise affects resolution of longer exposures, Good color reproduction, tonal balance has tendency to be too contrasty, Low image noise with moderate shutter speeds, increases slower than 1/8 sec, Automatic white balance coped well in all light but was never exactly perfect, Manual exposure modes, but no manual white balance, Image parameters (Sharpness, Contrast), although limited adjustment, Spot metering, Auto focus worked...
  • Cons: Jagged diagonals / demosaic artifacts sometimes visible, Automatic white balance occasionally drifts (only subtle), Too easy to power off the camera accidentally, Slow startup if you leave zoom in telephoto position, Slow image write times, Poor macro ability, Limited continuous shooting ability (just one frame per second), No manual white balance, No manual focus, No histogram display in record review or play mode, Some purple fringing / chromatic aberrations, althou...
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Dc Resource
25 January 2003
  • Excerpt: After a bit of delay, I finally got the chance to use the Olympus C-50 Zoom ($599). This is Olympus' first ultra-compact metal camera, and also their first to use a proprietary lithium ion battery. Unlike the Digital ELPHs of the world, the C-50 has quite a few manual controls. And did I mention the 5 Megapixel resolution?For night shots. Tripod required. Will use slower shutter speeds than all other modes except full manual.
  • Pros: Small, well-designed metal body, Impressive 5 Megapixel images, Many manual controls, Can store your favorite settings to My Mode, Customizable menus, Good playback, scene modes
  • Cons: No AF illuminator, No manual white balance or manual focus, Redeye problem -- typical of ultra-small cameras., Poor movie mode, Some "jaggies" and noise in images, Sliding door makes it too easy to accidentally turn camera off, Manual is on CD
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Olympus C-50 Zoom

Steve's Digicams
29 October 2002
  • Excerpt: Continue on to Page Two Olympus C-50 Zoom Specifications CCD Imager 5.0 Megapixel Effective 5.2 Megapixel Gross Size 1 /1.8" (0.55") CCD Lens Olympus multivariator aspherical glass 3x zoom lens 7.8-23.4 mm (38-114mm equivalent in 35mm photography) Seamless Digital Zoom 12x (3x optical and 4x digital combined [5x in VGA mode]) Aperture Range F2.8-10 (W) / 4.8-10 (T); adjustable in 1/3 steps EV Shutter Speeds 1/1,000 sec. - ½ sec. Night Scene Mode: 1/1,000 sec. - 4 sec.
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus C-50 review

Pocket Lint
24 July 2003

Test fotoaparátu OLYMPUS Camedia C-50 Zoom I.

fotoaparat.cz
26 August 2004
  • Summary: Dalším testovaným digitálním fotoaparátem je 5 MP přístroj, o kterém se hodně hovořilo již od jeho uvedení na trh v listopadu 2002 jako o nástupci oblíbené C-40 - OLYMPUS CAMEDIA C-50 Zoom . Firma OLYMPUS nabízí C-50 jako stylový kompaktní přístroj a jeho vzhled i cena tomu odpovídají.
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Test fotoaparátu OLYMPUS Camedia C-50 Zoom II

fotoaparat.cz
16 February 2004
  • Summary: Ve druhém dílu testu OLYMPUS Camedia C-50 Zoom se budeme věnovat testování kvality soustavy "objektiv-čidlo" prostřednictvím standardní testovací tabule. Výsledky nedosáhly naše očekávání výstupu z 5-ti megového fotoaparátu. Pro ty, kteří ještě nečetli první díl testu, viz odkaz zde .
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Overall 9
8.6
Picture quality 9
9.3
Ergonomics 8
8.3

Olympus C-50 Zoom

CHIP Online
26 July 2003
  • Excerpt: Olympus, die Dritte. Edles Metallgehäuse, 5 MPixel und 3fach-Zoom sind die Eckdaten der C-50 Zoom, die nur 227 Gramm wiegt.
  • Pros: Sehr gutes Handling
  • Cons: Träger Auslöser, magere Akku-Leistung
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Olympus Camedia C-50ZOOM

Akam.no
26 July 2003
  • Summary: Alt i alt er Olympus Camedia C-50 et godt kamera. Det er relativt lite, lekkert og gir en kvalitetsfølelse. Kameraet fungerer imidlertid best som som et point-and-shoot kamera, ønsker man å benytte seg av avansert funksjonalitet finnes det enda bedre valg. Mangelen på manuell hvitbalanse alene er kanskje nok til at proffene vil lete etter andre alternativer. Bildekvaliteten er stort sett bra, men mye støy i bildene og noe ujevn eksponering trekker ned.
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Olympus Camedia C-50 Zoom

CNET
20 December 2002
  • Excerpt: Les petites dimensions du boîtier du Camedia C-50 Zoom n'entament nullement la qualité de la prise en main, qui reste excellente (en cadrage horizontal comme en cadrage vertical) grâce à des bossages anatomiques bien placés et bien conçus. Cette ergonomie se retrouve dans les touches de fonctions et dans l'organisation des menus, qui ne dépayseront pas les habitués de la marque. La visée s'effectue au choix dans le viseur optique ou sur l'écran LCD.
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