Summary: This is a fine quality camera with many advanced features. With the available automatic settings it is easy to use as a "point & shoot", but you have essentially all the options available with a good SLR. I bought it because I owned a Camedia 3030 Zoom and loved it. This is an excellent, first rate product.
C5050 is a great camera for up close and still shots
3 July 2012
Summary: My dad had an Olympus C2020 way back, then I bought a C3030 (3MP), when they were about $1000. I upgraded to a C5050 when they came out. I've stuck with them since then, for my work. I design and install septic systems and part of the design process involves soil evaluation and reports. I am on my third C5050, but the extreme conditions that I work in are the explanation for the need for replacement, not the quality of the camera.
Summary: I have purchased three Olypmus 3020 Camedia cameras...I am addicted to them...on EBay. This one is different, but very good. They just don't make them like this anymore! Thank goodness for EBay!
Summary: Beste Nicht-Spiegelreflex Digital-Kamera die je gebaut wurde. Lichtstärke 1.8, Zoom-Verstellung innerhalb des Objektives ist wichtig bei Mikroskop-Aufnahmen. 5 MP ist völlig ausreichend! Normale AA-Batterien. Optischer Sucher. 3 verschiedene Speicherkarten sind möglich. Viele manuelle Einstellungen sind möglich.
Summary: I really like this camera. My wife thinks I'm becoming a camera collector just because I now have 9 cameras, but I think I have just discovered the fun I can get out of buying old cameras on line for 10% of their original cost. I have an Olympus E-PL3 and this little camera has just about as much good stuff as the new camera. I've found that 5mp is plenty for most of my use and with a f1.8 lens I find myself picking up this camera a lot for photo ops around the house.
Summary: This is a very good starting digital camera. It is very easy to use and takes wonderful pictures. The lens works very well and the options are adequate for most situations. The price is very modest and should be considered when buying your first camera. I have more sophisticated cameras with more bells and whistles but for some instances I like to use this camera. It provides excellent photos of automobiles. It does have drawbacks.