After a slight slog I've translated the Japanese Olympus C-2000Z "before you buy" FAQ. There are some facts in here which may be of interest to prospective purchasers.

(I've only included the text of interest, some of this is just sales pitch and some is purely "how do I put in a battery" kind of stuff).

Q1: What are the differences between the C-2000Z and C-900Z ?

C-2000Z

C-900Z
Recording method TIFF, JPEG (DCF) TIFF, JPEG (Exif)
Recording medium
2MB, 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB SmartMedia
CCD

1/2" 2.11 megapixels
(2.0 megapixels used)

1/3" 1.3 megapixels
(1.25 megapixels used)
Quality modes 1600x1200 uncompressed
1600x1200 SHQ
1600x1200 HQ
1024x768 Standard
640x480 Standard
1280 x 960 uncompressed
1280 x 960 SHQ
1280 x 960 HQ
640 x 480 Standard
White balance modes
Auto TTL / daylight / cloudy / tungsten / fluorescent
Lens Olympus 3x (6.5 - 19.5mm)
F2.0 - F2.8 six groups / eight elements. (equiv. 35 - 105mm)
Olympus 3x (5.4 - 16.2mm)
F2.8 - F4.4 six groups / eight elements. (equiv. 35 - 105mm)
Digital zoom 1.6x or 2.5x 2x
Frames/sec 640 x 480 2fps up to 45 images
1600 x 1200 1fps up to 10 images
640 x 480 2fps up to 10 images
Exposure control Auto with manual compensation (+/-2EV in 1/3EV steps)
Aperture priority: F2.0 - F11.0 (wide) & F2.8 - F11.0 (tele)
Shutter priority: 1/2s - 1/800s
Auto with manual compensation (+/-2EV in 1/2EV steps)
Shutter speeds
1/2s - 1/800s
Sensitivity ISO 100 / 200 / 400 ISO 100 (boosts automatically to 200 with shutter speeds slower than 1/4s)
Metering method
TTL digital ESP and spot metering
Focus range
80cm (normal mode) and 20cm - 80cm (macro mode)
Finder
LCD & Optical viewfinder
LCD
1.8" TFT
Flash modes

Auto, anti red-eye, off, forced on

Burst mode Yes No
Manual focus
Two settings: 2.5m or infinity
External flash Yes No
Remote control Yes No
Battery saving mode Yes No

Q2: What are the main features of the C-2000Z ?

  • High picture quality from the 1/2" 2.1 megapixel CCD
  • Very fast large diameter F2.0 lens
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Variable sensitivty: ISO100 / 200 / 400
  • White balance override
  • Manual focus: 2.5m and Infinity
  • Exposure compensation +/-2EV in 1/3EV steps
  • Digital zoom of 2.5x and 1.6x
  • External flash capability
  • Burst mode
  • Remotely controlable
  • Slow sync flash
  • Battery life saving

Q5: How do I use the aperture priority mode ?

Select the required aperture priority and the camera will select the correct shutter speed. Changing aperture can be useful for controlling depth of field. The shutter speed and exposure are displayed on the LCD, if they are blinking RED then a proper exposure cannot be obtained.

(Values of: F2.0, F2.2, F2.5, F2.8, F3.2, F3.6, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.0, F8.0, F9.0, F10, F11)

Q6: How do I use the shutter priority mode ?

Select the required shutter speed and the camera will select the correct aperture.

(Values of: 1/2s, 1/2.5s, 1/3s, 1/4s, 1/5s, 1/6s, 1/8s, 1/10s, 1/13s, 1/15s, 1/20s, 1/25s, 1/30s, 1/40s, 1/50s, 1/60s, 1/80s, 1/100s, 1/125s, 1/160s, 1/200s, 1/250s, 1/320s, 1/320s, 1/400s, 1/500s, 1/650s, 1/800s)

Q7: How do I use the sensitivty setting ?

Sensitivity can be selected from 100,200 or 400. In program mode the camera automatically improves sensitivity in dark places to prevent camera shake blurring.

Q24: What are the compression ratios for each quality mode ?

C-2000Z

C-900Z
Non compressed
1:1
1:1

SHQ

6:1
8:1
HQ
11:1
16:1
1024x768 Standard
11:1
-
640 x 480 Standard
13:1
14:1

Q25/26: How many images (and what size) can be stored? (on an 8MB SmartMedia card)

C-2000Z
(MAX size)

C-900Z
(MAX size)
Non compressed
1
(5.6MB)
2
(3.6MB)

SHQ

7 +
(1000 K)
18 +
(440 K)
HQ
15 +
(500 K)
36 +
(220 K)
1024x768 Standard
38 +
(210 K)
-
640 x 480 Standard
122 +
(66 K)
122 +
(66 K)

Q27/28: What are the record / playback times for each quality mode? (LCD ON in record mode)

C-2000Z
Rec

C-2000Z
Play

C-900Z
Rec

C-900Z
Play
Non compressed
43s
35s
35s
45s

SHQ

6s
5s
7s
8s
HQ
4s
3s
6s
7s
1024x768 Standard
2s
2s
-
-
640 x 480 Standard
2s
1.5s
3s
4s

Q35: Can the C-2000Z output be displayed on a TV?

Yes, however the LCD must be turned off while outputting to a TV, the cable is supplied.

Q44: What communication methods are supported ?

The communication method is RS232C, it does not support USB or IrDA.

Q53: Can the C-2000Z take conversion lens?

The conversion lens can be "put up" through option lens adapter CLA-1.

My apologies for any grammar mistakes in this text as it was translated from the Japanese web page.

You can buy the C-2000Z online from Outpost.Com: Olympus C-2000Z