On the right side of the camera (from the back) is a small flush fitting door behind which are the Video out and USB connectors. On the left side behind a rubber grommet type cover is the DC-IN connector (for optional AC adapter). I was really pleased to see Olympus implementing a flush fitting door over the Video and USB connectors but sad to see the smooth lines of the left side of the camera spoiled by the rubber DC-IN connector and cover.


The C-50 Zoom's lens slides smoothly out of the body as soon as the front cover is open, as you close the cover it is blocked internally until the lens has fully retracted (no chance of trapping it). The lens has an equivalent focal length range of 38 to 114 mm with a maximum aperture of F2.8 at wide angle and F4.8 at telephoto (about what we have come to expect from these tiny lens systems). It's worth saying that I do like Olympus's attention to detail in giving the lens a metallic look finish.

Base / Tripod Mount

On the base of the camera is a centrally located plastic tripod mount. Obviously once the camera is mounted on a tripod you won't be able to change the battery or xD-Picture card. On the plus side we didn't detect any tilting of the camera when screwed to a tripod head.


In the top right corner of the front of the camera is the flash unit, it has a quoted range of 0.2 - 3.4 m (7.9 in - 11.2 ft) at wide angle and 0.3 - 2.0 m (11.8 in - 6.6 ft) at telephoto (ranges quoted at ISO 160).

Remote Control

Supplied with the camera is this Infrared remote control, it provides control over zoom and shutter release in record mode as well as browsing and magnification in playback mode.

Kudos to Olympus for continuing the inclusion of this useful accessory.

Box Contents

Supplied in the box are:

 • Olympus C-50 Zoom digital camera
 • 32 MB xD-Picture Card
 • Battery Pack LI-10B (1090 mAh)
 • Battery Charger LI-10C
 • Remote Control RM-1
 • Wrist strap
 • USB Cable
 • Video Cable
 • CD-ROM (Driver, Appl. software)
 • Manuals

Olympus Accessories

PT-014 Underwater housing
Can be used at up to 40 m
CSCH-05 Case CSCH-06 Case
D-7AC AC adapter