Summary: A classic for many good reasons, still a very good imaging device that makes excellent prints. For those shopping around for this camera, there are many articles written about it online. My review simply supports my view of this camera as an owner of it. These days camera companies need feedback more than ever on designs we pro's and enthusiasts endorse. This is one design that has withstood the test of time for a good reason, and is an excellent camera - even today.
Summary: I love this camera. Takes beautiful vivid shots. Lightweight. A bit on the noisy side. Has lots of options that aren't the easiest to figure out -- a lot of nested menus and if you aren't setting them all the time you have to rethink how to set them. Got this Lowepro Toploader Zoom 45 AW (Black) to carry it in and it fits snug as a bug in a rug. Nice all around camera. Lightweight too.
Summary: This is a great camera, even used, it outclasses alot of new ones. I purchased it because I wanted something close to a DSLR for image, but all in one - currently you can only get cameras with the tiny little point and shoot sensors as all in ones. The C-8080 has a physical sensor size that is somewhere between those tiny point and shoot and a DSLR APS sized sensor - the bigger the sensor (not the megapixels), the better the picture (lens quality applies as well).
Summary: I have been reviewing the reviewers of this product. I have owned this camera since it came out. I have the lens adapter and lenses that are available for this product and have used them. The pros: The camera has minimal turnaround time from shot to shot. It works the best in bright light whether indoor or out. It makes great portraiture shots in good lighting. It has great battery life.
Kort "Art, Music, Book & Movie Enthusiast", Amazon
31 July 2006
Summary: Before this camera I owned the Oly C3030 and C5050. All great cameras but they pale when compared to this one. Even as I write this today, I would still recommend getting this camera used at a great price rather than spend more on a newer model. It has every control a camera enthusiast could hope to have short of owning a higher end SLR, with the convenience of having everything in one fairly compact package.
Summary: The sinister Minister here. To give you some insight on yet another camera that has inspired me to go forth and take pictures! The C-8080 has been my 2nd Olympus camera,(The e-300 was my first) and will most definitely not be my last.Some of you may have seen my review of the Sony V3 camera which I considered the ultimate point and shoot camera, that was until I got my C-8080.
Summary: I have the D-490 Zoom and needed to upgrade.Great picture quailty but not enough MP and zoom.After reading reviews and being so satisfied with the Olympus I have I decided to buy the C-8080. I am no professional and needed a camera that would do almost everything automatically. The pictures are exceptional quality. I am still learning but that is why I bought one with so many features. I can grow with this one.
Summary: This will be short and sweet. I just moved up to the C-8080 from the C-5050 (which I loved for several years now). I am glad I did. This is a (realitively) simple camera, two media types, and very easy to use. The results have been great so far (4 days of joy) shooting plants, birds in the yard, the neighbors kids, and I can't wait for vacation this summer where I think it will shine shooting vistas in Arizona. I am one happy camper that I bought this camera.
I have used many cameras, this is one of the best!
FromCharlotte "ddppkosh", Amazon
18 May 2005
Summary: As other reviewers have already talked about this camera, I want to give my comparisons. Olympus C8080- The best so far. 8MP, picture gives you complete details. Olympus E10-A best 4MP SLR digital camera. Olympus E20-5MP, but very slow. Olympus C5060-Very good, slow start. Olympus C5050-Great camera and slow, not so good for big prints. Olympus C700 - Good zoom, very good color, bad contrast.