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Olympus Camedia C-5050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 527 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and performance are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the exposure, and there are some critical views about the contrast and viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Camedia C-5050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus Camedia C-5050 ZOOM


According to Sony,they will soon bring out the extension ICX413 of the same Type 1/1, butof 6Mp.

Mar, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (

Olympus C-5050 Zoom


Hot shoe for external flash ; Can store eight custom settings ; Reads three types of memory cards ; Full manual controls ; Excellent movie mode

Manual on CD ; Complex controls and menus ; Performance not as good as the competition's ; Noise and purple fringing too common in images

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Olympus C-5050 Digital Camera Camera Review - PCWorld


A powerful challenger to Nikon's Coolpix 5000, the Olympus C-5050 should be a top choice for advanced photographers. It takes great photos, is easier to use than its rival, and earned a Best Buy when it debuted on our Top 10 chart.

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (

Olympus C-5050 Zoom Review


On August 19th (approximately a month before Photokina 2002) Olympus announced their new five megapixel, three times optical zoom prosumer level digital camera the C-5050 Zoom. This camera is one of the first to utilize a 1/1.8" (7.18 x 5.32 mm) 5...

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (

Olympus C-5050 Zoom


Continue on to Page Two Olympus C-5050 Zoom Specifications CCD Imager 5.0 Megapixel Effective 5.2 Megapixel (Gross) Size (in inch) 1/1.8" (.55") CCD Lens Olympus aspherical glass 3x zoom lens 7.1mm-23mm (35-105mm equivalent in 35mm photography)...

Oct, 2002

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Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom Review


The recommended retail price of the Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom in the UK is £499.99. The Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom has been on the market for quite a while now, at least ...

The only real downsides are the limited ISO settings, with noise apparent at ISO 200 and 400, and some chromatic aberrations in high contrast shots. Most of the other downsides to the camera...

Oct, 2003

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Olympus C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


Over the past several years, Olympus has been one of the truly dominant players in the digicam marketplace. The company boasts one of the broadest digital camera lineups in the industry, with numerous models ranging from pure entry-level,...

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Michael J. Mcnamara (

Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom: Top Contender


Download our Olympus C-5050 Zoom Digital Camera Test -requires Adobe Acrobat Reader >> HOT DEALS! Compare Prices Photo of the Day By Rizki Hidayat + More Photos Drupal.DART.tag('{ "disabled": false, "api_version": 1, "machinename": "position1",...

Dec, 2008

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Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom


The Camedia C-5050 is a 5.3-megapixel camera offering a good balance of automatic and manual settings, catering for users who like a professional look and feel. It also offers USB connectivity, separate status LCD, optical resolution of 2,560 x 1,920,...

Dec, 2003

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Olympus Camedia C5050 Zoom


The 5-megapixel Olympus C-5050 Zoom is not a camera to be taken lightly, despite its seemingly familiar point-and-shoot look. I've had this camera long enough to realize there is considerable potential wrapped up in a package surprisingly this small...

Dec, 2001

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