Summary: i think it makes things more complicated than they really need to be but it takes great pictures. also....after purchasing the product, i learned that the camera has to have a proprietary zoom lens that is way more expensive than say, canon. but other than that i am very happy.
Summary: Purchased the C-8080 Wide Zoom to replace my Olympus C-3020. Excellent decision at first. Two months of great pictures, except in low light situations (poor focus). Then the bottom dropped out. The camera froze in the middle of the operation - just like my computer often does. Nothing worked - no zoom, no shutter, no on/off switch. Had to reboot by removing and replacing the battery. Operated normally for 10 shots, then ... iced again.
Summary: I've pursued photography as a hobby for many years, and have been using digital cameras or a number of years. After reading the glowing reviews of the 8080, I decided to give it a try. The camera build is excellent, and the ergonomics are great too. It has a wonderful feel to it, and the controls are placed well. But, unfortunately, I have found this camera to be very slow focusing indoors, and that focusing is often inaccurate.
Summary: Very good camera but... If you shake the camera, it rattles, the lens is not firmly mounted. The power botton is horriable. You can hit it with you finger working the camera and be turning it off in the middle of an operation. Highlights can easily be blown out. Focus in the dark are out of focus. jog wheel is over too far, and trigger bottom tripped over the front too much, instead of on top. Pixel per pixel, my 2 MP Canon S110 is by far sharper.
Excerpt: Ho appena sostituito la Camedia 2100 ultra zoom con questa 8080 molto più costosa. Confrontando le foto eseguite nelle stesse condizioni con le due macchine, devo confessare che sono alquanto perplesso. L'equilibrio e la fedeltà cromatica della 2100 non sono paragonabili a questa 8080 che ha il vantaggio innegabile di avere una risoluzione elevata ma è macchinosa nella gestione dei menù ed ha colori molto più sbilanciati. Poi provate a scattare delle ...
Summary: Moi et la photo Quand j'était ado je voulait devenir photographe. Mais c'est dur à perser dans ce milieu et puis heureusement j'adorai la chimie. Un jour quand on visitait Rhône poulenc j'ai remarqué dans les couloirs des bureaux des photos. C'était un employé qui avait fait les photos et là je me suis dit finalement chimiste comme boulot et photographe amateur c'est encore mieux. J'ai acheté mon premier argentique un Minolta X300 semi automatique mais surtout manuel.