Olympus C-5050 Zoom Review
Olympus C-5050 Zoom Specifications
|Street Price|| US: $ 799 [check
UK: £ 699 [check / order]
|Body Material||Magnesium alloy (except compartment doors and LCD frame)|
|CCD effective pixels||5.0 megapixels|
|CCD size||1/1.8" (7.2 x 5.3 mm - more info)|
|CCD Colour Filter Array||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|| RAW *
JPEG (EXIF 2.2)
* Can create JPEG copies in-camera (with parameters)
|Quality Levels|| SHQ
|Sensitivity equiv.|| Auto (ISO 64 - 250)
|Lens Thread||With optional adapter, 43 or 55 mm (CLA-1 / CLA-4)|
|Zoom wide (W)||35 mm|
|Zoom tele (T)||105 mm (3 x)|
|Zoom steps||18 steps|
|Lens Aperture||F1.8 - F2.6|
|Digital zoom||Yes, smooth up to 3.3x|
|Auto Focus|| iESP AF
Spot area (9 areas in a cross)
|AF Mode|| Single (on half-press)
|AF Illumination lamp||Yes, visible light (orange)|
|Normal focus range||80 cm - Infinity (31.5 in - Infinity)|
|Macro focus range|| Normal macro: 20 - 80 cm
(7.9 - 31.5 in)
Super macro: 3 cm - 20 cm (1.2 - 7.9 in)
|Exposure modes|| Auto
My Mode (eight user memories)
Scene (Portrait, Night Scene, Sport, Landscape Portrait)
|AE Lock||Yes, dedicated button|
|Min shutter|| Programmed Auto: 4 - 1/2000
Aperture Priority: 4 - 1/2000 sec
Shutter priority: 4 - 1/1000 sec
Manual: 16 - 1/1000 sec
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
|Shutter priority||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||-2 EV to +2 EV in 1/3EV steps|
|Exposure bracketing|| 3 or 5 images
+/- 0.3, 0.7 or 1.0 EV
|White Balance|| Auto
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
|Image Parameters|| Sharpness +/- 5 levels
Contrast +/- 5 levels
Saturation +/- 5 levels
|Continuous|| (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
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|
|Tripod mount||Yes, metal|
|Self-timer||Yes, 12 sec delay|
|Remote control||Yes, supplied RM-1 Infrared|
|Video out||Yes, selectable NTSC / PAL|
|Storage|| 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||Optical with dioptre adjustment|
|LCD|| 1.8" TFT, 118,000 pixels
Tilting (locking positions: -20°, +20°, +60°, +90°)
|Histogram display|| Record review (including
spot readout overlay with exp compen)
|Playback zoom||Yes, 4x (6 steps)|
|Print Compliance|| DPOF
EXIF 2.2 (ExifPrint)
|Power|| 4 x AA NiMH batteries with
or 2 x CR-3V Lithium batteries
|Battery charger||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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