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Olympus C-8080
4.3 out of 10

Olympus C-8080

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The Luminous Landscape
13 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Whether the issues that I have explored in the review aboveconcerning the camera’s features (or their lack), and whether its ergonomic failings will outweight the image quality performance for any individual photographer is something that each person has to decide for themselves.
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Overall 10

Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom Digital Camera

5 March 2006
Overall 8
Value for money 8
Features 8
Ease of use 8
Picture quality 9
Construction 10

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DP Review
5 May 2005
  • Conclusion: My first impression of the C-8080 Wide Zoom was, "at last a prosumer camera that feels as though it is worth its price tag". The C-8080 is built to a higher standard than any of the other eight megapixel digital cameras (save maybe the Sony DSC-F828), with a thick, high grade metal body simple...
  • Pros: Very good resolution, joint best of group, Fastest startup time of any prosumer digital camera, Superb build quality, professional feel, Wide angle five times zoom lens, fast at wide, Probably the highest quality new lens designed for 8mp, Low high ISO noise, employs noise reduction, Fast Auto Fo...
  • Cons: Least zoom of current eight megapixel prosumer digital cameras, Camera locked while writing RAW images, Further than average minimum focus distance (0.8 m), LCD only tilts upwards, does not twist out, Only five steps of zoom from wide to telephoto, CF card sometimes difficult to grip when removin...
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Overall 8

Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom

PC Magazine
4 May 2005
  • Excerpt: Olympus America Inc. $1,000 8 megapixels; 5X optical zoom; 1.5 second boot time; 1.9 second recycle time; 1,775 line average resolution; 1.9% transition pixels Images have rich colors, are well exposed and sharp; flash shots show great illumination. Solid body, quick boot and recycle times.
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Olympus Camedia C-8080 WZ

11 June 2004
  • Summary: The Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom is a full-featured prosumer digital camera with superb image quality. Being a large camera, it handles comfortably for those with big hands.
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Olympus C8080 Wide

31 May 2004
  • Summary: There are only a couple of minor drawbacks. The zoom lens only goes to (equiv) 140mm, and the minimum focus distance is reported to be 80cm. If these don't affect your shooting style, then this might be the camera for you.
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Steve's Digicams
12 February 2004
  • Summary: The C-8080 Wide Zoom features a lightning-fast startup and shot-to-shot recycling time thanks to its Olympus TruePic TURBO Image Processor. This is a top-of-the-line consumer camera with advanced controls, 8 million pixel imager and a super-bright, ED glass wide angle, 5x optical zoom lens.
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Dc Resource
11 February 2004
  • Excerpt: In case you haven't noticed, 8 Megapixel cameras are the latest and greatest thing in 2004. It seems like just about everyone has announced one! The C-8080 Wide Zoom ($999) is a totally new body style, finally breaking free of the body that's been with us since the C-2000Z.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality, though expect some noise and purple fringing, Built like a tank, Tons of manual controls, Very nice, wide-angle 5X zoom lens, Two histograms to choose from, AF-assist lamp AND passive AF system!, Handy RAW data edit feature, Customizable buttons and menus, My Mode feature...
  • Cons: Controls can be intimidating to new users, Colors a little dull at default settings, Lens lacks the telephoto power of competition, Slow RAW/TIFF file write times, Full manual only on CD, Tough competition from D-SLRs; spend just a little more, get a much better camera (esp. in terms of photo qua...
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Olympus CAMEDIA C-8080 Wide Zoom

Hardware Zone
26 December 2005
  • Conclusion: After a few rounds of testing the Olympus CAMEDIA C-8080 Wide Zoom, we finally reached our verdict. Let us first do a quick recap on what we loved and thought could be improved about this digital prosumer camera from Olympus.
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Overall 7

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Good Gear Guide.au
5 May 2005
  • Summary: A competent entry into the 8 megapixel arena.
  • Pros: Very solidly built
  • Cons: Image noise at higher ISO levels
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