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Olympus C-5050 Zoom Specifications


Street Price   US: $ 799 [check / order]
UK: £ 699 [check / order]
Body Material   Magnesium alloy (except compartment doors and LCD frame)
CCD effective pixels Click for help 5.0 megapixels
CCD size Click for help 1/1.8" (7.2 x 5.3 mm - more info)
CCD Colour Filter Array Click for help G - R - G - B
Max resolution   2560 x 1920 (4.92 megapixels)
Lower resolutions   • 2288 x 1712
• 2048 x 1536
• 1600 x 1200
• 1024 x 768
• 640 x 480
Image ratio w:h   • 4:3
• 3:2 (2560 x 1696)
Image formats Click for help • RAW *
• TIFF
• JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
* Can create JPEG copies in-camera (with parameters)
Quality Levels   • SHQ
• HQ
• SQ
Sensitivity equiv. Click for help • Auto (ISO 64 - 250)
• ISO 64
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
Lens Thread   With optional adapter, 43 or 55 mm (CLA-1 / CLA-4)
Zoom wide (W) Click for help 35 mm
Zoom tele (T) Click for help 105 mm (3 x)
Zoom steps   18 steps
Lens Aperture Click for help F1.8 - F2.6
Digital zoom Click for help Yes, smooth up to 3.3x
Auto Focus   • iESP AF
• Spot area (9 areas in a cross)
AF Mode   • Single (on half-press)
• Continuous
AF Illumination lamp Click for help Yes, visible light (orange)
Normal focus range Click for help 80 cm - Infinity (31.5 in - Infinity)
Macro focus range Click for help • Normal macro: 20 - 80 cm (7.9 - 31.5 in)
• Super macro: 3 cm - 20 cm (1.2 - 7.9 in)
Exposure modes   • Auto
• Program
• Aperture Priority
• Shutter Priority
• Manual
• My Mode (eight user memories)
• Scene (Portrait, Night Scene, Sport, Landscape Portrait)
• Movie
AE Lock   Yes, dedicated button
Metering Click for help

• Digital ESP
• Spot metering
• Multi-spot metering

Min shutter Click for help • Programmed Auto: 4 - 1/2000 sec
• Aperture Priority: 4 - 1/2000 sec
• Shutter priority: 4 - 1/1000 sec
• Manual: 16 - 1/1000 sec
Aperture priority Click for help

• Wide: F1.8, F2.0, F2.3, F2.6, F2.8, F3.2, F3.6, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.0, F8.0
• Tele: F2.6, F2.8, F3.2, F3.6, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.0, F8.0

Shutter priority Click for help 4, 3.2, 2.5, 2, 1.6, 1.3, 1, 1/1.3, 1/1.6, 1/2, 1/2.5, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20, 1/25, 1/30, 1/40, 1/50, 1/60, 1/80, 1/100, 1/125, 1/160, 1/200, 1/250, 1/320, 1/400, 1/500, 1/640, 1/800, 1/1000 sec
Manual   As above plus shutter speeds: 16, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5 sec
Noise reduction   Yes, dark frame NR can be enabled for shutter speeds of 1 sec+
Exposure compensation Click for help -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3EV steps
Exposure bracketing Click for help • 3 or 5 images
• +/- 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0 EV
White Balance Click for help • Auto
• Shade
• Cloudy
• Sunny
• Evening sun
• Fluorescent 1 (6700 K)
• Fluorescent 2 (5000 K)
• Fluorescent 3 (4200 K)
• Fluorescent 4 (3500 K)
• Incandescent (3000 K)
• Custom (4 memories)
WB fine tune   +/- 7 levels
Photo Function   • Off
• Black & White
• Sepia
• White Board
• Black Board
Image Parameters   • Sharpness +/- 5 levels
• Contrast +/- 5 levels
• Saturation +/- 5 levels
Continuous Click for help • (Low speed) 1.7 fps JPEG HQ mode, up to 11 frames
• (High speed) 3.3 fps JPEG HQ mode, up to 4 frames
Built-in Flash   • Built-in, fixed
• Auto, Red-eye reduction, Off, On, Slow Sync (front / rear)
• Range: W 0.8 - 5.6 m (2.6 - 18.4 ft), T 0.2 - 3.8 m (0.7 - 12.5 ft)
• Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
• External hot-shoe (Olympus FL-40)
Movie clip   • QuickTime Motion JPEG
• HQ: 320 x 240, 15 fps, max 96 secs
• SQ: 160 x 120, 15 fps, max 424 secs
* Audio can be disabled, when enabled optical zoom is locked during recording
Audio clip   Can be enabled to auto record after shot, four seconds
Panorama   Up to 10 frames stitchable using Olympus xD-Picture Card
Misc   Two-In-One shot
Tripod mount   Yes, metal
Self-timer   Yes, 12 sec delay
Remote control   Yes, supplied RM-1 Infrared
Video out   Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL
Storage Click for help • xD-Picture Card (Slot 1)
• SmartMedia (Slot 1)
• Compact Flash Type I or Type II (Slot 2)
• IBM Microdrive supported
Storage included   32 MB xD-Picture Card
Viewfinder Click for help Optical with dioptre adjustment
LCD Click for help • 1.8" TFT, 118,000 pixels
• 100% coverage
• Tilting (locking positions: -20°, +20°, +60°, +90°)
Histogram display   • Record review (including spot readout overlay with exp compen)
• Playback
Playback zoom   Yes, 4x (6 steps)
Connectivity Click for help • DC-IN
• USB 1.1
• A/V out
Print Compliance   • DPOF
• EXIF 2.2 (ExifPrint)
Power Click for help • 4 x AA NiMH batteries with charger included
or • 2 x CR-3V Lithium batteries
Battery charger Click for help Yes, supplied four AA battery charger
Weight (inc. battery)   486 g (17.1 oz)
Dimensions (inc. grip)   115 x 70 x 80 mm (4.5 x 2.7 x 3.2 in)

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