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Record Menu

Pressing the OK / Menu button while in record mode displays a four-way shortcut menu. The MODE MENU option takes you to the main record menu (shown on the right below), the remaining three options can be programmed by the user to jump to a variety of different settings. The main record menu is split into four sections which can be accessed by selecting a tab on the left side of the menu screen.

Record Menu: Camera

Camera menu Options Notes / Sub-menu
Flash mode  • Flash exp. compen.
-2.0 to +2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
 • Flash mode
Internal + External
 • Slow sync
Slow 1
Red-eye reduct. Slow 1
Slow 2

 - Fire both internal and external flash
 - Fire only internal flash
 - Select a slave output 1 - 10

 - Front curtain slow-sync flash
 - Reduce the effect of red-eye before flash
 - Rear curtain slow-sync flash
Focus mode  • Focus mode
Auto focus
Macro focus
Manual focus
Super macro focus
Super macro manual focus
 • AF mode
 • Fulltime AF
 • P-AF
Metering mode  • ESP
 • Spot
 • Multi-spot
 • Center weighted average
Drive  • Single
 • Continuous High
 • Continuous
 • Continuous & AF
 • Bracket

 - Approx. 5 frames at 1.6 fps
 - Approx. 26 frames at 1.0 fps
 - Focus for each shot (slower)
 - Auto bracketing (clip)

Self-timer /
 • Off
 • Self-timer
 • Remote
3 sec
ISO  • Auto (50 - 400)
 • 50
 • 64
 • 80
 • 100
 • 125
 • 160
 • 200
 • 250
 • 320
 • 400
Digital Zoom  • Off
 • On
Noise Reduction  • Off
 • On
Enables dark frame subtraction NR
Function  • Off
 • Panorama
 • Frame assist
 • Black & White
 • Sepia
Frame assist  • Off
 • On
Adds 'thirds' grid to live view
Audio  • Off
 • On
Camera will automatically record a five second audio clip after each shot
My Mode  • My Mode 1 - 8 In 'My Mode' record mode this menu allows you to recall settings from one of the eight memory banks.
Histogram  • Off
 • On with exp. compen.
 • On
 • Direct

Record Menu: Picture

Picture menu Options Notes / Sub-menu
White Balance  • Auto
Fine tune -7 to +7
Set (Custom 1 - 4)
 • Preset 1
Shade, Cloudy, Sunny, Sunset
Fine tune -7 to +7
Set (Custom 1 - 4)
 • Preset 2
Fluorescent (1-4), Incandesc.
Fine tune -7 to +7
Set (Custom 1 - 4)
 • Custom
 • One touch WB
Fine tune -7 to +7
Set (Custom 1 - 4)
Image Quality  • RAW
JPEG duplicate (Off / Qual)
Size (all sizes*)
 • SHQ
3264, 3:2 *
 • HQ
3264, 3:2 *
 • SQ1
2592, 2288, 2048 *
High, Normal
 • SQ2
1600, 1280, 1024, 640 *
High, Normal
Scene Modes  • Normal
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Night
Sharpness  • +5 to -5  
Contrast  • +5 to -5  
Hue  • +5 to -5  
Saturation  • +5 to -5  

* 3264 x 2448, (3:2) 3264 x 2176, 2592 x 1944, 2228 x 1712, 2048 x 1536,
   1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480

Record Menu: Card

Card menu Options Notes / Sub-menu
Card Setup  • Format
Yes / No

Record Menu: Customize

Custom menu Options Notes / Sub-menu
All Reset  • Off
 • On
When set to 'On' the camera will reset all settings at power off
Rec View  • Off
 • Auto
 • 3 sec
 • 5 sec
 • 10 sec
Beep  • Off
 • 1
 • 2
Shutter Sound  • Off
 • 1
 • 2
Dial  • Normal
 • Custom 1
 • Custom 2
 • Custom 3
EV Step  • 1/3 EV
 • 1/2 EV
Custom Button  • ISO sensitivity
 • Drive
 • Digital Zoom
 • Noise Reduction
 • Function
 • Frame Assist
 • Still image audio record
 • Movie audio record)
 • My Mode
 • Histogram mode
 • Sharpness
 • Contrast
 • Hue
 • Saturation
 • Exposure compensation
 • Flash mode
 • Flash exposure compensation
 • Focus mode
 • Metering mode
 • Self-timer / Remote
 • White balance
 • Image size / quality
Short Cut  • A
Flash mode
Focus mode
Metering mode
Drive mode
 • B
Digital Zoom
Noise Reduction
 • C
Digital Zoom
Noise Reduction
My Mode Setup  • Current
My Mode 1 - 8 (Set / Cancel)
 • Reset
My Mode 1 - 8 (Reset / Cancel)
 • Custom
My Mode 1 - 8 (clip)
Control Panel  • Off
 • On
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Total comments: 10

I have mine already for ten years. And still, when I go traveling abroad, I leave my Nikon D7000 with all the best lenses for it at home without any regrets and take my lightweight C8080 with me. With all the shortcomings of the C8080, it is still a great camera which delivers great sharp pictures with very nice collars. And like somebody here already have mentioned, it's macro is very good.
Besides, my credo is: Don't zoom to much, but move yourself more. For me, taking pictures means walking around and looking first. How to press the shutter-release-knob you can teach any monkey.


My father bought this great professional camera at US a few years ago.It was an excellent choise and this camera gave us a lot of family memories!However he is old now and not interested in taking professinal photos anymore.It's really pitty for this camera to stay unuseless, so i'd like to sell it to someone who need a camera for a professional resultThere's already someone who is intersted in buying it but i think that this camera deserves more careful research!Contact me for more information.Thank you.

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Bought mine new at Sam's for $400. Build quality amazing and the camera with original battery still taking nice low ISO shots today.

LOL, get really tired of "loose lens comments" over the years;)


Recently picked a mint one up for peanuts out of curiosity, so glad I did, it takes superb jpegs and the colour is as accurate as any I've seen on any camera. I'll definitely use it occasionally, ergonomically it's also very nice, fits my hand like a glove and it's built like a tank. Still a camera worth using IMHO.

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I loved this line of camera! I remember when the Olympus C-xxxx line and the Nikon E-xxx line went mano a mano to rule the compact camera world! I still have my C-7070 and my E-990 which I consider to be the two best (and their full supply of converters), they dont make compact cameras as great as these anymore- with direct live histograms and pixel mapping! The C-7070 super macros even surpassed those of the C-8080 and we all know how great the E-990 (and C-7070) was with macros and digiscoping! Who needs a superzoom camera when one of these can be directly attached to a telescope eyepiece with no vignetting and full use of the zoom of the camera!

Tord S Eriksson

The C-8080 was my first 'serious' digital camera (had a Konica KD-500Z before that), which I bought when I got a small inheritance (UW house, flash, the works).

A superb compact, with excellent one-hand operation (most buttons within reach with your right hand still holding the camera).

Mine is still in working order, still takes lovely macros, and flash shots, but its flaws were plenty as well (a few samples):

It crashed on the third day of my vacation to the US and Canada with my wife, and had to be sent overseas to get new firmware installed (nowadays we are allowed to do such things ourselves)!

It is still lousy in any kind of back-lighting (I use to call the effect 'lilac rivers', as both the EVF, and the LCD became totally useless, due to floods of lilac color flowing over them) but the prints were not affected, bar a lot of flare problems).

Its powered zoom, that had four steps (wide, less wide, normal, and full telephoto), and nothing in between. Nice macro, though. Cont

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Tord S Eriksson

The inner camera lens barrel is very wobbly, but it doesn't seem to affect the image quality one bit!

Slow, really slow, in every way. Slow update of the EVF, slow saves (about two RAWs per minute, maximum)!
But the majority of reviewers loved it, and I know pros that got one, to complement their Hasselblads, and stuff.

So, till this day, no more C-x0x0 cameras released by Olympus. The camera never earned the company the massive amount they had invested in it, and almost killed Olympus. Happily, the C-7070 was still in production, and earned the company its keep (at least the camera department).

Then came the bold move into m43 (MFT), and another crisis, requiring help from Sony (a lot of money!).

Tord S Eriksson

The maximum useable ISO is 140!

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One of my favorite cameras ever and I use it to this day. It is built like a tank. Slow by today's standards, it was way ahead of its time with a ⅔ sensor.

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Yes absolutely right, for me too, have it since amazing 8 years and still really good pictures coming out.

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