Olympus C-21

Announced Jun 28, 1999 •
2 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 38 mm
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I use this one as a pint and shoot to get the idea for a proffesional picture... It lacks of zoom, but I did a test with the 220 zoom and still the 21 has a better autofocus and macro and more quality pictures so still not beaten in his class (2.0/2.1 megapixels). The battery's are no problem, use a GP Powerbank with at least the 1800 MHA battery and you survive easy 4 times a 64 mb memcard full pictures. But don't use the display that much!!! I can only say I want to change the camera for a ...

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Marvin Chan
 
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Bought this camera in the fall of 1999, so I've had it for 3 years now. The CR-V3 batteries it needed were so new no store in town had them, nor could I find it on the Internet. Learned to use NiMH, found they trigger the camera's low battery warning after only a few shots but continue to work fine for many more. I can now buy CR-V3 batteries, of course, and even though they run $10 each, they seem to last a realy long time. I put one in before Thanksgiving and it lasted through the ...

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Unknown user 94981
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The C-21 is really good for holiday pictures with sunshine: shoot and forget. In most cases you've got a good picture. Problems: Battery problems: My C-21 has the problem, that 2 NiMH-Batteries (1600 mAh) by Olympus itself have too less voltage. My C-21 shows me all the time on the display, that the power goes down, even if the batteries are full charged. Two flashes and the problem begins. Has anybody the same problems? For that reason, the "Value for money" ist for me only average.

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Unknown user 92603
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Ho comprato questa digicam nell'agosto 2000 e posso dire di essere abbastanza soddisfatto. La qualità delle immagini è ottima se si stampa a 300 dpi (A6), ma se si fanno degli ingrandimenti non conviene andare oltre al formato A5. Problems: Due solo batterie sono un po' poco come autonomia, anche se si dispone di batterie ricaricabili. In compenso è molto piccola e leggera.

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Unknown user 92241
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Very good point and shoot light wieght camera. I have taken about 5000 shots and the results are pretty good. I very rarely get a bad picture and some are excellent. Problems: Problems encountered are: Battery hatch design is weak. The location lugs break. My solution is to use a rubber band (mountain bike inner tube cut into a ring) placed over trhe end of the camera to keep the hatch closed. Not very elegant. Battery life is poor and I am constantly changing batteries and always carry ...

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First digital, received as gift from overseas. Am extremely happy with photo results and "user-friendliness" overall, considering I was unable to rely the original manual that came in a foreign language...must reinstate how satisfied I am with the printed end product. Have not needed to rely on my 35mm (Olympic) automatic or photo labs in almost a year! Problems: Battery Hatch is about to go, after two years of use. Sliding cover tends to open a bit too easily, which may accidentally use up ...

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I used this camera exactly for abour an year, and I'm pretty much satisfied. Its hue, and the tone .. I love it~! And, it's quite remarkable how this small lens makes all that happen. I think it's very sensitive to light and the picture is taken actually lighter than the real. You don't really need to flash. But, it doesn't zoom, and it has color contrast disorders when taking a red/green only pictures. And, don't count on this camera on taking a picture of running dogs and cats. Problems: co ...

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Unknown user 33742
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I actually got this camera as a gift/standby. Other than the fact that it does not have a zoom (optical) I found that I was using it more often than my other camera (Olympus 3000). True batteries are doomed in this camera and it doesn't have a USM connection BUT, with a smart media reader, and an extra set of rechargables... it's smooth sailing. BY THE WAY.... watch the battery cover... it'll break on you Problems: The battery cover tabs broke after 3 weeks.

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Unknown user 79604
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This is the first digital camera I've owned, but not the first I've used. It produces superb results from a very compact package. Problems: The battery life is fairly low and the Li cells are expensive. I've overcome by making a pack from some special rechargable Li cells.

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Unknown user 79301
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Battery hatch cover problems excepted, I have found this to be an excellent camera. I've owned mine for 18 months. I have young children and have taken over 7,000 shots in widely varying conditions and the C-21 has always given very fine results. Flash fill-in is excellent and consistent and the range of image options remarkable for such a small, light camera. Problems: Battery hatch (cover clips break very easily - though Olympus insist they've encountered no real problems amongst owners). ...

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