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Olympus C-8080

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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
7.5
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
7.5
Picture quality 9
9.0
Construction 10
9.5

Expert Review

DP Review
20 November 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 rubber coating and innovative yet unfussy control layout. This is a camera which feels as well put together as a much more expensive digital SLR, you just know it's going to last.
  • 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 Focus, Widest range of image parameter adjustment, Good flash performance, Excellent lens, no issues, good performance, Nine ISO steps from 50 to 400, Programmable Custom button...
  • 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 removing, Initially complex button+dial controls, although it becomes easier in time, Aging menu system, Slow image to image browsing in play mode, Zoom speed too fast, not proportio...
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom

PC Magazine
31 January 2005
  • Conclusion: The Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom is a top choice for serious shooters
  • Pros: Excellent picture quality; good feature depth
  • Cons: Minor usability issues
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Overall 8
8.0

Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom

PC Magazine
31 January 2005
  • Conclusion: The Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom is a top choice for serious shooters
  • Pros: Excellent picture quality; good feature depth
  • Cons: Minor usability issues
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
31 January 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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