Olympus surprised quite a few people when they first
announced the C-2100 Ultra Zoom back on in June this year. Looking
like an overgrown C-2020Z (on which it does appear to be based), the C-2100UZ
sports a large 10x stabilised optical zoom lens. This is its main selling
point, offering people the focal length reach they'd previously only been
able to get with Sony's Mavica's or other digicams with (less than perfect)
add-on lenses. Other things new to the C-2020Z are an electronic viewfinder
(providing a sort of electronic TTL), a pop-up flash, new software features
and a focus assist lamp.
Many people can forgive the C-2100UZ
for only having 2 megapixels in the age of 3 megapixel'ers because
of this big lens. Add to this the image stabilisation and speed of
the lens (F2.8 - F3.5) and it certainly becomes an interesting proposition.
With the lens the C-2100UZ looks like a cross between two of it's
older brothers the C-2020Z and C-2500L.
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