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Olympus Camedia C-50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 673 reviews of Olympus Camedia C-50. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The image quality and portability also get good comments, whereas there are mixed reviews on the image stabilizer and flash. Some have doubts about the sensor and focus.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, size

lens, low-light, shutter, focus, sensor

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Camedia C-50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Olympus Camedia C-50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Olympus Camedia C-50 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, price, performance, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus C-50 Digital Camera [5MP 3xOptical]Olympus C-50 Digital Camera [5MP 3xOptical]

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Olympus Camedia C-50

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 user reviews of Olympus Camedia C-50 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but the sensor and shutter get less positive opinions.

portability, usability, image quality, performance, size

reliability, screen, lens, shutter, sensor

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus Camedia C-50 5MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical ZoomOlympus Camedia C-50 5MP Digital Camera w/ 3x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Olympus C-50 Zoom

 

Olympus revealed the metal clad CamediaC-50 Zoom at Photokina 2002, a camera with a clean design it maintainedthe Olympus compact family appearance with the sliding front cover butimproved the finish level thanks to its magnesium alloy body. The...

Good resolution at moderate shutter speeds, noise affects resolution of longer exposures ; Good color reproduction, tonal balance has tendency to be too contrasty ; Low image noise with moderate shutter speeds, increases slower than 1/8 sec ; Automatic...

Jagged diagonals / demosaic artifacts sometimes visible ; Automatic white balance occasionally drifts (only subtle) ; Too easy to power off the camera accidentally ; Slow startup if you leave zoom in telephoto position ; Slow image write times ; Poor...

The C-50 Zoom is a capable five megapixel compact digital camera. It offers a fairly good combination of point and shoot easy of use with manual controls should you want to get more creative. Image quality was generally good with excellent resolution...

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Jeff Keller (pcworld.com)

Olympus C-50 Zoom

 

Compact, well-designed metal body ; Lots of manual controls ; Can save favorite settings ; Fast performance

Purple fringing on image edges ; No manual focus or white-balance options ; Images slightly noisy ; No AF illuminator ; Limited movie mode

Apr, 2003

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta (pcmag.com)

Versatile 5-Megapixel Performer

 
Feb, 2003

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Olympus C-50 Zoom Digital Camera Camera

 

WHAT'S HOT: We haven't seen any other camera with the Olympus C-50 Zoom's combination of 5-megapixel resolution and sophisticated controls in a small, lightweight body. Cameras like Kyocera's FineCam S5 and Konica's Digital Revio KD-500Z have the same...

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Olympus C-50 Zoom Digital Camera (Olympus-225360)

 

On paper, the C-50 Zoom is very attractive: It's a small camera with high resolution, manual exposure modes, and a lower price than most other 5-megapixel models. But difficult controls and so-so image quality make the C-50 less spectacular than its...

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Olympus C-50 Zoom

 

Continue on to Page Two Olympus C-50 Zoom Specifications CCD Imager 5.0 Megapixel Effective 5.2 Megapixel Gross Size 1 /1.8" (0.55") CCD Lens Olympus multivariator aspherical glass 3x zoom lens 7.8-23.4 mm (38-114mm equivalent in 35mm photography)...

Oct, 2002

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Olympus C-50 Zoom Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Optical Distortion: Optical distortion on the C-50 is rather high at the wide-angle end, where I measured approximately 1.05 percent barrel distortion. The telephoto end fared much better, as I found only three pixels of barrel distortion there (about...

Nov, 2002

Expert review by : Chris Wood (bytesector.com)

Olympus C-50 Zoom Digital Camera

 

The C-50 Zoom digital still camera is a great camera for any photographer.

Jan, 2004

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Olympus C-50 Zoom

 

The Olympus C-50 is a five megapixel camera with a 3x optical zoom. European Readers buy the Olympus C-50 here Byte Sector gives the Olympus C-50 four stars and writes: 'The camera packs many features that make it a perfect choice for aspiring...

Jan, 2004

Consumer review (shopzilla.com)

My C-50 zoom

 

Takes good photos

Cover flimsey, repair very expensive MIn $150.00 redick

May, 2007

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:4 x AA Ni-MH, 4 x AA Ni-Cd
Power Requirements:LB-01(CR-V3)

Design

Color of product:Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Red-eye reduction

Lens System

Combined zoom:5
Digital Zoom:4
Optical Zoom:5

Memory

Compatible memory cards:xD

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Camera CCD sensor:1/1.8’’ CCD
Camera shutter speed:15 – 1/2000
Data compression:QuickTime Motion JPEG
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.33 x 2.64 x 1.85
Interface:PAL, USB
Lens system:9 / 7
Light exposure type:Programme AE
Power Source:C-8AC, AC 100V-240V, 50-60Hz; DC 6.5V & 2A

Packaging Content

Bundled software:OLYMPUS Master

Picture Quality

Image Sensor Size:1/1.8
Maximum image resolution:2592 x 1944
Megapixel:5.1
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:DC \nUSB\n
PictBridge: Yes

Video

Maximum video resolution:320 x 240
Video recording: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:8.64