Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Review
Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom specifications
|Body Material||Magnesium alloy (apart from compartment doors, LCD frame, flash)|
|Sensor|| 8.3 megapixel (total) CCD
8.0 million effective pixels
2/3" Type (click here)
RGB Color Filter Array
|Image sizes|| 3264 x 2448
2592 x 1944
2288 x 1712
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
|Movie clips|| 640 x 480, 15 fps
320 x 240, 15 fps
Length limited only by storage (streaming)
|Image formats|| RAW *
JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - SHQ, HQ, SQ
* Can create JPEG copies in-camera (with parameters)
|Lens|| 5x optical zoom
28 - 140 mm equiv.
F2.4 - F3.5
15 elements in 13 groups, 2 aspherical elements, 3 ED elements
58 mm lens thread
Bayonet fitting petal hood supplied
|Digital zoom||Yes, smooth up to 3x|
|Focusing|| Dual AF (TTL and external
iESP AF, Spot AF, AF area selectable
|AF Assist lamp||Yes, visible light (orange)|
|Focus range|| Standard: 0.8 m - Infinity
(2.6 ft - Infinity)
Macro: 20 - 80 cm (7.9 - 31.5 in)
Super Macro: 5 - ?? cm (2.0 - ?? in)
|Exposure mode|| Program AE
My Mode (eight user memories)
|Metering|| Digital ESP
|Sensitivity|| Auto (50 - 400)
|Shutter speed|| Programmed Auto: 1/2 - 1/4000
Aperture Priority: 15 - 1/4000 sec
Shutter priority: 15 - 1/1000 sec
Manual: Bulb, 15 - 1/4000 sec
Bulb max 8 mins
|Aperture priority|| Wide: F2.4, F2.5, F2.8, F3.2,
F3.6, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
Tele: F3.5, F4.0, F4.5, F5.0, F5.6, F6.3, F7.1, F8.0
|Shutter priority||15, 13, 10, 8, 6, 5, 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, 1/1250, 1/1600, 1/2000, 1/2500, 1/3200, 1/4000 sec|
|Manual||As above plus Bulb (max 8 mins)|
|AE Lock|| Yes, dedicated button (front
One exposure or Memo
|Noise reduction||Yes, dark frame NR can be enabled for shutter speeds of 1 sec+|
|Exposure compen.||-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
Custom (4 memories)
|WB fine tune||+/- 7 levels|
|Photo Function|| Off
Black & White
|Image Processing|| Proper gamma technology
Advanced noise filter
|Image Parameters|| Sharpness +/- 5 levels
Contrast +/- 5 levels
Saturation +/- 5 levels
Hue +/- 5 levels
|Continuous|| (Low speed) 1.0 fps JPEG
HQ mode, up to 26 frames
(High speed) 1.6 fps JPEG any mode, up to 5 frames
|Built-in Flash|| Built-in, pop-up (mechanical)
Auto, Red-eye reduction, Off, On, Slow Sync (front / rear), Slave
Range: W 0.8 - 5.3 m (2.6 - 17.4 ft), T 0.8 - 3.6 m (2.6 - 11.8 ft)
Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3 EV steps
External hot-shoe (Olympus FL-40)
|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)
Compact Flash Type I or Type II (Slot 2)
IBM Microdrive supported
|Storage included||32 MB xD-Picture Card|
|Viewfinder|| Electronic Viewfinder
|LCD|| 1.8" TFT, 134,000 pixels
Tilting (several locking positions)
|Histogram display|| Live view (movable spot meter,
over / under indicators)
Direct live view (indicates areas of image over / under exposed)
|Playback zoom|| 2.0x
|Connectivity|| USB 2.0
|Print Compliance|| DPOF
EXIF 2.2 (ExifPrint)
|Power|| Olympus BLM-1 Lithium-Ion
|Weight (no batt)||660 g (1.5 lb)|
|Weight (inc. batt)||724 g (1.6 lb)|
|Dimensions||124 x 85 x 99 mm (4.9 x 3.3 x 3.9 in)|
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