SmartMedia Compartment

What a big door! Not surprising really when you realise that the body of the C-2100UZ is shared with the E-100RS which supports both SmartMedia and CompactFlash.. When you open the door to the C-2100UZ there's certainly a feeling that something's missing.. (The CF slot ;)

I was a little disappointed by how much the door flexes, it doesn't feel fragile (not brittle) but I'm sure a slightly different design would have yielded a stronger construction.


Connectivity city! The C-2100UZ has no less than six connection terminals in and around the connection compartment door on the left side of the camera. These consist of:

Serial RS232 Connection to legacy computers
USB Connection to Windows 98/2000/Me, Mac
DC-IN External power supply
Microphone In External microphone (voice annotations & movies with audio)
A/V Out Connection to VCR / TV, cable included ends in two RCA jacks

Tripod Mount / Foot plate

On the base of the camera we'll find the oddly (and sadly) positioned plastic tripod mount. Why oh why couldn't Olympus have put the tripod mount on that big flat plate under the lens barrel or further back where the label is now? That would have put it in line with the lens and focal plane...

Remote Control

Supplied with the camera is the now standard Olympus Infrared remote control. It can be used to control the camera in record mode (zoom and take shot) and for image playback (browsing and zooming images).

AF Assist Lamp

To the top right of this picture you can see the red autofocus assist lamp, this is new to Olympus digital cameras, it's designed to assist the cameras focus system in low light situations and appears to work quite well it has a quoted range of 0.3 to 3.0 m (approx. 1 - 10 ft).

Pop-up flash

Supplied In the Box

The contents of the retail box are: (may vary by region)

  • Olympus C-2100UZ Digital Camera
  • 2 x Olympus CR-V3 Lithium battery packs
  • 8 MB SmartMedia Card
  • IR Remote Control
  • Lens cap & string
  • Shoulder strap
  • USB cable
  • RS232 cable
  • AV cable (output to two RCA jacks)
  • Software CD-ROM's (inc. PDF manuals)
  • User Manual

(In some countries camera is supplied with 4 x NiMH batteries and charger)

Olympus Accessories

FL-40 External Flash.
Comes supplied with hand-grip bracket.
MA-USB2 USB SmartMedia Card Reader MA-2 PCMCIA adapter.
Access SmartMedia cards (up to 32 MB) as an external hard disk on PCMCIA compatible computers.
MAFP-2 Floppy adapter.
Flash Path adapter allows SmartMedia cards (up to 32 MB) to be read in a 3.5" drive (with drivers).

Availability of accessories may vary by region.