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4.0 out of 10

Olympus C-5050 Zoom

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Reviews and Problems with Olympus C-5050 Zoom

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Overall 9
8.6
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Construction 9
9.0

Expert Review

DP Review
5 December 2003
  • Conclusion: Here's my rating of the Olympus C-5050 Zoom: (5 megapixel prosumer) The C-5050 Zoom is a first of a kind, it's one of the first prosumer level digital cameras to utilize the new 1/1.8" five megapixel CCD, and to do so with a lens originally designed for lower resolution digital cameras.
  • Pros: Superb resolution, especially considering smaller sensor and same lens as older cameras, Generally good metering, tonal balance will be too contrasty for some but easy to change, Color balance good, nice greens and natural skin tones, red blow outs in extreme sun, Wide control over cameras internal processing algorithms (saturation, contrast, sharpness), New super-macro mode delivers very good close-ups, Excellent 'solid' build quality, feels robust pro-like design fe...
  • Cons: Chromatic aberrations visible in strong contrast shots, Red overexposure color shift in direct sunlight, Jagged diagonals / demosaic artifacts sometimes visible, Color clipped to grey at the highest contrast setting, RAW format is welcome but not backed up with a decent RAW converter, no advantage, Noise levels higher than the competition, especially unexpected at ISO 64, 'Shallow angle jaggies' visible on resolution chart, although not yet seen in 'every day' shots, ...
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Overall 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
9.8
Ergonomics 8
7.9

Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom

CHIP Online
20 December 2003
  • Excerpt: Das lichtstarke Objektiv der C-5050 mit dreifachem optischen Zoom und Super-Makrobereich bis zwei Zentimeter liefert in allen Lagen ausgezeichnete Bildqualität.
  • Pros: Verschiedene Speichermedien, Lichtstarke Optik
  • Cons: Quälend lange Auslöseverzögerung
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