Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom review

Started Feb 1, 2006 | User reviews
veroman Veteran Member • Posts: 4,887
Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom review

One of the great small cameras. I purchased the C-5060 for those times when I
didn't want to haul my Canon DSLR and assortment of lenses. I selected the
Olympus on the basis of its zoom range, availability of RAW and TIFF shooting
modes, availability of accessory lenses and power grip, etc. In other words, the
camera has many of the qualities and capabilities of much larger cameras.

I was surprised and amazed at the sharpness and true color of the first set of
pictures I printed. I was also surprised to discover that I could print as large as 11" X
14" without serious losses in picture quality and up to 13" X 19", still with excellent
detail. The camera consistently delivers great pictures.

I've owned the Olympus for nearly a year, and I'm still learning how to use it. Make
no mistake, this camera has an abundance of features and capabilities that need to
be discovered and utilized over time. Beyond point-and-shoot mode, there's a steep
learning curve, but one well-worth taking.

This is no longer an easy camera to find. If you can find one in excellent condition at
a good price, grab it. It's often available refurbished from Olympus and other
sources, such as www.refurbdepot.com. Expect to pay upwards of $400-450, which
may seem like a lot for an older 5MP camera...and there very well may be newer
cameras that appear to match or exceed it in picture performance, but few...if
any...will match it in the kinds of features that really lead to better pics with higher
levels of detail, ie: RAW, TIFF, AEL, reliable metering, etc.

Problems:

None so far.

 veroman's gear list:veroman's gear list
Ricoh GR II Nikon D70 Nikon D200 Olympus E-1 Pentax K-01 +1 more
Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom
5 megapixels • 1.8 screen • 27 – 110 mm (4.1×)
Announced: Sep 29, 2003
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