Olympus C-21

Announced Jun 28, 1999 •
2 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 38 mm
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I went from a D-340R to a D450Zoom to the C-21. I am by far happiest with the C-21 due to size, weight, ease of use, and picture quality. I also paid less for the C-21 than either of the other two (a mere $230). I love the quick on/off with the slide cover (the D-450 Zoom took too long to extend it's barrel) and the LCD photo preview option is wonderful. I read many dislikes towards the battery problems (and ran into similar ones myself) but found the new energizer photo e2 batteries (the ...

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Unknown user 30340
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Like everyone else that has published a review here, I bought the C21 as a “go anywhere” camera. For many years, I have used an extensive Olympus OM outfit for “serious” photography but used a Minox 35 mm to take with me on business trips where I just did not have room to carry an SLR. Earlier this year I got an Olympus C2000Z, which soon meant that my film camera’s rarely got used. Converted in a big way to digital, and very happy with the results from the ...

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I decided to buy a digital camera as an "always with me" camera. It is very compact, the images wonderful but the battery consumption so much high to be incredible. I've been able to shot 5 pictures until the death of batteries! Ok... probably I'm making something wrong or my camera is unlucky but the problem is that the European Canon assistance sent me a mail telling that it was normal because my computer, when attached to the camera, was being powered by it. (?!?) It must be added that the ...

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Jay Siegel
 
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I bought this camera because it is very small and light. It serves as my "always with me" camera. There are trade-offs to be made to get a small and light digital camera. the major trade-offs for the C21 were no zoom and the use of two rather than four rechargable batteries. Since this is a 2 megapixel camera, the lack of a zoom is rarely, if at all a limitation. there are enough pixels that one can crop in the software before printing. On the plus side is the bright viewfinder -- this ...

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I bought the camera because it was the only high resolution camera which was light enough that I could easily carry it in my jacket pocket without noticing it was there. The trade off to obtain the light weight is ofcourse the lack of an optical zoom. There have been times when I have missed this feature (I don't believe the digital soom makes up for this) but on the other hand, the light weight is still more important to me. The picture quality to me seems to be slightly blurred - I aways ...

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GenT
 
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Bought it in Moscow for $600. Been using it for 4 months. Unfortunately, it lacks USB, but it's lightweight and compact (uses 2 (TWO) NiMH batteries, not 4 as is incorrectly stated on this site). Comparable to Fuji FinePix 4700 (no zoom and USB tho'), but for half the price.

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I think this is an awesome camera for the price.

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