Olympus C-2020 Zoom

Announced Oct 19, 1999 •
2 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 35 – 105 mm (3×)
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I have used a C2020Z for over a year now, mostly for studio portraiture of friends and relatives. Whilst A4 blow-up prints are a bit ambitious, 8x6 is achievable photo quality when viewed from normal viewing distance. After all, what normal person examines the print quality through a loupe? I have also used the camera for some landscape work and the panoramic facility is good. I have not noticed any fringing/CA that has been commented upon in later models (e.g. 5050, 730 etc). Whilst I ...

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As a sports photographer, this camera is useless unless the action is with 35 feet. Zooming to 2.5X or 3.0X gives uncrisp photos, regardless if the subject is moving or not. To add to the frustration, the delayed action when you press the shutter to when the flash actually goes off is a mystery. You have to hold the shutter down a good second and a half before to get the right photo. This camera is easy to use, but for a paper that relies on action, it's useless. I have found that using ...

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I USE IN MY STUDIO, IT IS VERY GOOD IN STUDIO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

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Great pictures...but flimsy construction. The lens is especially lightweight and froze in an open position after a slight hit. Since it was past warranty, Olympus fixed it for an arm and a leg. Now the mode control doesn't work...just stopped working for no reason at all. This was my first experience with Olympus...and my last. Considering I spent almost $600 for the camera, it has proven to be a poor value.

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It is my second digicam after another Olympus (the 2000-Z). The digital zoom is useless at more than 1,5x because the loss of quality is too big. Closing the battery dpt. is difficult and doing it when it is cold and you are in the open is a task! Battery life though is good Problems: Everything is fine and I enjoy it save the fact thatthe viewfinder is not a TTL and I love using a polarizing filter which is almost impossible to use coz u cannot view anything in the LCD in bright sunlight.

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I am a shooting pro who uses a Nikon D1X on a regular basis but this is the one I carry around when I'm not working. Controls are simple and the quality is more than adequate for printing 8x10's. It's a bit slow on loading TIF images to the card but that's to be expected. One bit of advice...buy the filter adapter and put on a UV filter. That protects the lens and the lens retraction system from getting dirt inside. My only gripe...I wish it used CF type 2 cards....I don't like ...

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This was my first (and still is my only) digital camera, so perhaps I was expecting too much after using film cameras for 30 years; some of its shortcomings are those of consumer digicams in general. I tried taking equestrian pictures, but due to slow shutter response I kept getting the wrong end of the horse; don't buy a digicam for action shots. I considered getting the telephoto and wide-angle lenses, but they're just too weird compared to an SLR. I think the only thing that will satisfy ...

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After owning a Fuji MX1200 for a year, I was looking for a replacement. At least 2MP and a zoom lens. The new Fuji 2600z looked good, until I was offered a C2020z for £200! I can't believe the image quality. Poorly lit shots even come out crisp. The manual focus is well implemented and works impressively well. Problems: The only thing I can think of is the omission of a direct usb connection.

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I have had my 2020 for two years and I'm very happy with it. It is my 2nd digital, the first was an Olympus D-360. The camera is easy to use once you get accustomed to the menu settings. Since my 2020 is 2-years old I am thinking of getting a C-4040z to replace it. However, each time I use the 2020 I question the decision to upgrade since I get such great photos, but it is time for higher resolution and a faster lens. Problems: None worth mentioning

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Over all I like this camera. I own a Nikon SLR and it took me a little while to get used to the fact that this camera doesn't have the same substantial feel that the Nikon has .The pictures are sharp and contrasty . There is so much parrallax with the veiw finder that it is almost worthless... Problems: Veiw finder parrallax. Softwear isn't good.

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