Olympus C-21

Announced Jun 28, 1999 •
2 megapixels | 1.8 screen | 38 mm
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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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Takes excellent quality shots - good resolution & sharpness. I bought mine for £200 about 6 months ago and have used it to take to photos both in England and on a tour of India. I also use an SLR, but bought this because of its small size - there is little difference in the picture quality, but I do miss the optical zoom as the digital zoom included is hard to use and reduces picture quality. Takes some time to upload using the serial lead, so I would recommend you but if you buy a USB card ...

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I Have had this camera for more than a year now. The image quality is superb. The camera is grogrammed like no other that I have tested: You can take photos without flash in almost complete darkness. Unlike others (also e.g. Olympus) this one preferably changes to ISO 200 or 400 in low light instead of slowing down the shutter speed. So you get clear sharp images (even with 400 ISO) without flash. No idea how they do it, but no other camera is so reliable in that respect. Just switch off the ...

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I bought this camera for $450 aprox. about 20 days after it was announced in europe. What made me mad was that it was discontinued in less than 1 year. Another problem i have is that the software that comes with C-21 is "Basic" the least. The front lens cover opens easily and i have quite often problems with the focus, since rubish tend to go inside the lens. Other than that when i bought it (1,5 years ago) it had the largest pixel/size ratio, although even now it isnt bad at all. I find ...

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Point and shoot comes of age with this excellent little camera, have used this one for 1 year with no problems. Try not to use the screen to much as battery life is below average. Image quality is top notch for such a small package printing up to to A4 size has been a pleasure. All in all, small camera = large smile!! Problems: (battery life) --motto-- if you use digital ( always carry spare batterys as you should anyway!! )

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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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