Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom

Announced Feb 12, 2004 •
8 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 28 – 140 mm (5×)
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I've had this 8080 for a year and it has proven be exceptional, ecspecially the picture quality. I also love the wide angle lens and dual media slots. It does it all, including Raw & Tiff files. Even the 640x480 video is great! Just love it!! Problems: Non so far.

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I think c-8080 is the best and probably last high end P&S camera Olympus will ever make. They are moving to dSLR to replace compact cameras. C-8080 will be considered as a classic in few years from now just like it was OM-1 in 70's (I have one by the way). It has great image quality and that is the to be honest only thing that is really important. You buy camera to MAKE PICTURES!!!Not to show arround! Nothing is perfect. There will be always improvements to do. You must know what is it you ...

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Just can say that it is an excellent camera.

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I'm using the c8080 now for 6 months and I must say that the more I use it, the best I like it. It may appear a bit complicated at start, but it is a simple and efficient tool. The colours are extremely natural, the realtime history is providing a remarkable tool that allows very accurate tunning of the exposure knowing "in advance" which areas will be under and over exposed. Value for money is more than excellent. I have publish many images aquired with this awesome camera here at ...

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bernoh
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UPDATE 2/2006 - I continue to be very happy with this camera. Picture quality is great. Autofocus is good. For some strange reason it does NOT focus at infiinity in manual mode, and that can only be done in auto mode. It is loaded with features that one can probably never learn them all. Color is great. Flash is great. CCD is a bit noisy I think. No ISO 800 is a problem. An old Braun exterior flash worked with it. It allows you to do a lot of customization of the buttons. Except ...

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Dumped it for a Canon G6 (following a fair comprehensive testing). Likes: Really solid construction. Good lens. Tilting LCD. Remote, though basic , control. Great Battery life. Outstanding EVF, almost lifelike! Picture quality much better than G6 (in my opinion). Twin storage, uses CF. DISLIKES: Terrible, over-complex menu system. No proper handbook - CD ROM only. Painfully SLOW autofocus, especially in closeup. Unreliable autofocus. Often showing focus locked when the picture is anything but. ...

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vinces
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A fantastic camera with great lens and excellent build. I have recently purchased a canon 350D and by comparison the Olympus produces better images compared to the standard Canon kit lens. The Canon focuses faster and saves images faster but for quality feel and balanced exposures I prefer the Olympus. Problems: None

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druegg
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This is my first digital camera. I wanted one with very good optics, bearable weight and features which would allow to adapt the cam to my preferences and needs. I am very happy with everything it offers. Besides, it is robust: I was travelling through eastern germany by bicycle and I drove a series of extremely bad roads and tracks (cobble stones, small concrete slabs) - the vibrations sometimes almost threw me off the saddle. My cam rode in a bag which was fixed to the handle bar and had to ...

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Value for money rating is at low end-of-life prices. I bought this camera because for my purpose it is far better than a DSLR, as well as being cheaper. Main selling point over a DSLR is the ability to compose pictures using the tiltable LCD screen (remember twin lens relex, even SLR without pentaprism?). This is excellent for candid photography and for close-to nature photography. For both of these the lens range is just about ideal, macro is OK (much better than a normal lens on a DSLR, ...

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