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Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom / C-55 Sport Zoom

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Dc Resource
24 April 2005
  • Excerpt: The Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom ($350) is a midsized 5 Megapixel that offers more zoom than your typical digital camera. Where most cameras in this class have 3X or 4X zooms, the C-5500 has a 5X zoom lens extending from 38 - 190 mm. Other features include a 2-inch LCD display, manual controls, AF-assist lamp, in-camera redeye reduction, and an anti-shake function for recording movies.
  • Pros: Good value: 5MP, 5X zoom for around $320, Very good photo quality, though I'd bump up the saturation, Full manual controls, Larger-than-average LCD gains up in low light, Not one, but two live histograms!, Nice macro mode, AF-assist lamp, Can save favorite settings to spot on the mode dial, Image stabilization in movie mode, No redeye, but in-camera redeye reduction too if you need it, Much improved bundled software
  • Cons: Colors seem a little dull to me, Outdated movie mode, Crummy continuous shooting mode, especially given the name of the camera, Camera performance lags in several areas (see conclusion), Cheap plastic door over memory card slot; pop-up flash gets in the way of your fingers when opened, Camera is pretty bulky, USB 2.0 High Speed would've been nice, Tiny xD card and throwaway batteries included with the camera, Full manual only on CD
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Olympus Camedia C-5500 SZ

14 April 2005
  • Summary: The Olympus Camedia C-5500 Zoom is a full-featured digital camera with excellent image quality, very low noise and fast operation with no practical shutter lag. It is all put together in a camera that is both comfortable to hold and operate. It is extremely easy to take good pictures with the Olympus C-5500 and, after one month's constant use, the overall feeling is that this is a camera that delivers for beginner and serious amateur photographers.
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Steve's Digicams
21 March 2005
  • Summary: Olympus' new C-5500 Sport Zoom incorporates a wealth of features including a 5.1-megapixel CCD, a large 2-inch LCD, world-class 5x optical zoom lens, and an inspiring array of manual and automatic functions. The combination of advanced features and intuitive operation enables users of all skill levels to achieve their precise creative goals.
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Overall 8
Value for money 8
Features 8
Ease of use 5
Performance 5
Picture quality 10

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Digital Camera Magazine
29 September 2007
  • Summary: Natural colour rendition, albeit with a tendency to overexpose; a 5x optical zoom and a sharp lens; good battery life and a solid, sturdy feel to the build. All in all, this machine offers a lot for the price despite its rather dull, old-fashioned appearance. There’s no manual focus option, but there are plenty of pre-set scene modes.
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Overall 7

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Good Gear Guide.au
10 February 2007
  • Summary: Lots of manual controls and great image quality are offset by the C-55's sluggish response time.
  • Pros: Very good pictures, comfortable to hold, generous set of features
  • Cons: Erratic focus, flash is not automated, shutter lag
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Olympus Camedia C-55 Zoom - výkonný kompakt v praxi

3 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Na počátku letošního roku se na trhu objevil kompaktní digitální fotoaparát Olympus Camedia C-55 Zoom. Již číslovky v názvu mnohé vypovídají, a tak nepřekvapí pětimegové obrazové rozlišení a pětinásobný optický zoom. Fotoaparát je určen pro náročnější fotoamatéry, kterým nestačí běžný rozsah zoomu, ale zároveň může být používán celou rodinou díky jednoduchému ovládání. My jsme se podívali tomuto fotoaparátu na zoubek v našem testu.
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Overall 8

Olympus C-55 Zoom

Absolut Photo
14 January 2007
  • Excerpt: Difficile de s'y retrouver dans la série "C-" d'Olympus. Voici un petit récapitulatif qui devrait vous aider. Les appareils à 4 chiffres (par exemple le C-7070) représentent le haut de gamme, les appareils à trois chiffres (par exemple le C-770) représentent les appareils faciles d'emplois ou dotés de gros zoom et enfin les modèles à deux chiffres représentent des compacts performants. Le C-55 ne déroge pas à la règle !
  • Pros: Bonne gestion du bruit, Qualité de fabrication, Nombreux paramètrages
  • Cons: Distorsion en grand angle, Réactivité moyenne
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Expert Review

28 November 2006
  • Excerpt: Elegante ed ergonomica, Olympus Camedia C-5500 è munita di un sensore CCD da 5.1 megapixel ed offre un'ottima reattività, per non mancare le foto in nessuna occasione, proponendo inoltre una funzione bracketing a 2.7 foto al secondo. Molto semplice da usare grazie alla modalità, automatica, la C-5500 Zoom dispone inoltre di vari menu e possibilità, di regolazione ed offre una modalità, video con suono con funzione anti-sfocatura.
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Overall 7

Erschwinglich, aber langsam: Olympus C-55 Zoom

20 April 2006
  • Summary: Die Olympus C-55 Zoom bietet eine Vielzahl an Funktionen sowie eine sehr gute Bildqualität zu einem erschwinglichen Preis. Der größte Schwachpunkt liegt in der teils unbeständigen Leistung in puncto Verschlussverzögerung und Fokussierzeit.
  • Pros: solide Bauweise, langer Telebereich, überzeugende Bildqualität, umfassendes Funktionsangebot
  • Cons: schlecht platzierter Pop-up-Blitz, unzuverlässiger Autofokus, beschränkte Serienbildmöglichkeiten
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