Olympus C-5050 Zoom Review
On August 19th (approximately a month before Photokina 2002) Olympus announced their new five megapixel, three times optical zoom prosumer level digital camera the C-5050 Zoom. This camera is one of the first to utilize a 1/1.8" (7.18 x 5.32 mm) 5 megapixel CCD sensor. Previous 5 megapixel sensors had been 2/3" (8.8 x 6.6 mm) in size. The advantage of the 1/1.8" size is that it is identical to previous three and four megapixel sensors and so certain components such as the lens system can be re-used without requiring any redesign. In the case of the C-5050 Zoom it uses the same three times F1.8 - F2.6 lens seen in the two megapixel C-2040 Zoom*, three megapixel C-3040 Zoom* and four megapixel C-4040 Zoom. For more information about sensor sizes click here.
* Now discontinued models
Olympus C-5050 Zoom vs. Olympus C-4040 Zoom (differences only)
Olympus C-5050 Zoom
Olympus C-4040 Zoom
|Sensor||1/1.8" 5.2 million pixels total||1/1.8" 4.1 million pixels total|
|Effective pixels||5.0 million||4.0 million|
|Image formats||RAW, TIFF, JPEG (EXIF 2.2)||TIFF, JPEG (EXIF 1.1)|
|Image sizes||2560 x 1920, 2288 x 1712, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480||2272 x 1704, 2048 x 1536, 1600 x 1200, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768, 640 x 480|
|Interpolated sizes||3200 x 2400||3200 x 2400|
|Digital zoom||Up to 3.4x||Up to 2.5x|
|Focus modes||Normal, Macro, Super-macro||Normal, Macro|
|Sensitivity||Auto, ISO 64, 100, 200, 400||Auto, ISO 100, 200, 400|
|Scene modes||Portrait, Sports, Landscape portrait, Landscape, Night||None|
|My mode||Eight memories||None|
|Shutter speed||16 - 1/2000 sec||16 - 1/800 sec|
|Aperture range||F1.8 - F8 / F2.6 - F8||F1.8 - F10 / F2.6 - F10|
|Histogram in record||Yes||No|
|White balance||Auto, Fine, Cloudy, Shade, Evening Sun, Incandescent, Fluorescent (4 types), Custom (4 memories)||Auto, Fine, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Custom|
|HQ Drive mode||1.7/3.3 fps up to 11/4 frames||2 fps up to 8 frames|
|External flash||Hot-shoe||Five pin sync terminal|
|Movie clips||320 x 240 - 15 fps, max 96 secs|
|Audio||Record / Playback||Record only|
|LCD monitor||1.8" 114,000 pixels tilting||1.8" 114,000 pixels fixed|
|Storage||SmartMedia, CompactFlash, xD||SmartMedia|
|Video output||NTSC / PAL switchable||Fixed by region|
|Dimensions||115 x 70 x 80 mm
(4.5 x 2.7 x 3.2 in)
|110 x 76 x 70 mm
(4.33 x 2.99 x 2.75 in)
|Weight (no batt)||380 g (13.4 oz)||320 g (11.3 oz)|
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