Summary: This camera is no longer manufactured so we purchased a used one. It takes beautiful photos, but the camera itself has a few funky glitches, I assume due to the fact that it was used for several years by someone else.
Summary: I've had my Olympus C-5050Z since spring 2004 and so far it's been great in most respects. This is the first digital camera I've owned, and I did a lot of research before deciding which one to buy.
Summary: For more than ten years of mountaineering, running rivers and exploring remote corners of the world, my OM-1 was my constant companion. Although not a professional, I was passionate about photography. In 1990 I was experimenting with low-light color photography.
Summary: This camera was purchased as a "lab camera" to photograph small items with great detail. One use is to adapt the camera to standard "zoom" microscopes easily by inserting the camera in place of one of the eyepieces.
Pros: 3X zoom is small, lens cover not built in, LCD should pivot down further.
Cons: 3X zoom is small, lens cover not built in, LCD should pivot down further.
Summary: I think this camera is worthy of a different kind of review than some of the ones I've read here, so I'll try to deliver that. I was a first-time-digital-user & buyer before this camera, and this is what I'd have wanted to know before buying this camera.
Summary: Being an old SLR owner, I like a camera with a lot of glass. The C5050, with the f 1.8 lens, will amaze you in subdued natural lighting situations. It will generally show things much brighter than your eyes would.