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Olympus Camedia C 300Zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and performance. The image quality and value for money also get good comments, whereas comments about the focus and battery are mixed. There are some negative reviews about the color and flash.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Olympus Camedia C 300Zoom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-300 Zoom (William Thorne, 5 Sep 05)


great camera, very good quality pictures, simple to use, sufficient options on the menus, ive had it for a few years now, and its still working fine, still keeps up with todays fast developing cameras.

no real problems, menu maybe limited for some

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-300 Zoom (peter_hall, 9 Jul 05)


I've been using this camera for 30 months now, for business and hobby purposes and it has given me excellent results without a moment of trouble. I'm very impressed with the images even on the second-best level, which allows me about 30 images to a 64...

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-300 Zoom (Krowa, 24 May 04)


Want real opinion? See all my stock photos: - architecture - liquids - misc - lights - computers - screens - phones all at C-300 best ever in 3Mpix Cameras...

no problems


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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-300 Zoom (Microsaft_com, 8 May 04)


This is the best all round camera I've tested. Battery life is grand. Lasts for a week of shooting. 128 Mb memory is recommended = 170 pictures. This camera outdoes many modern 5, 6 Mpix cameras when it comes to low light conditions and focus depth....

I lack sound recording ; A speed dial would have been nice ; But the picture quality speaks for itself ; See all my beautiful pictures

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-300 Zoom (Vlad Eftenie, 7 Jan 04)


Excelent camera! I won 2 photography awards with this camera; great built-in creative features (the slow obturation time on low light conditions returns surprinsing images)

for it's features, just excellent camera ; i recommend it to the begginers, for taking a one year tour of image experiencing - aiming to the second step in photography experience ranking

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-300 Zoom (oopsilon, 28 Dec 03)


I've had this camera for about 1 and a half years now and it was well worth the money. At first the shots came out a bit blurry, but that was before I discovered that you need to hold down the button half-way to focus lock on the subject. After that,...

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-300 Zoom (Dawnzer, 31 Jul 03)


The c300z is the same as the d500z....I've had this camera for 7 months and have taken over 500 pictures. I also ordered 4 x 6 prints from (18 cents USD/pic if you order in bulk...shipping was $8 USD to Canada...but when you don't buy...

When asking random people to take pictures of my friends and I...they can't figure the camera out because you have to hold the button down half way...wait for the green light which means it's in focus.... and then press it all the way down to allow the...

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-300 Zoom (Yves C., 3 Jun 03)


This camera is really a good pick for anybody who needs a point-and-shot device. It's unbeatable for the price (abt EUR 300.00 in Switzerland if you can still find one). The images are outstanding, and contrary to Nikon's entry level camera, it's NOT a...

Not really a problem, but since I've the machine always with me, I'm afraid the relatively light made body will support all the constraints ; Boîtier peut-être un peu léger si comme moi vous l'avez toujours sur vous

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-300 Zoom (Emerson Pastorelli, 24 Apr 03)


Good camera, have it for two months now. Have got good quality pictures. I've put some of my pictures here: - only for "Fortaleza" I used it, so go straight to it. Good camera for the price.

Takes a bit long to become ready when turned on, around 5 seconds. Some times it's not possible to fill in a 128MB smart media with a single charge on my 1700mA NiMH brand new batteries, I managed to take up to 150 photos with a single charge

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-300 Zoom (steve_chan, 3 Apr 03)


Have this camera since July last year. So far do not encounter much problem. I have taken many decent photos. I have also tried using camera like Sony P9 and Canon Ixus V3. My comment is that Olympus take real good quality PIC compare to P9 and it's...

As usual the front side have scratches due to the lens cover construction. Recently I sent my camera for service due to broken baterry cover. Hope it's f.o.c

Product Specifications

The C-300ZOOM is the perfect choice for first-time users looking for an easy-to-operate compact digital camera that also allows them scope for experimentation. A full auto mode, six scene programs (such as portrait and landscape) plus an array of precision metering systems take care of the details so the photographer can enjoy capturing the moment. Thanks to a combination of three megapixels, high-quality 3x zoom lens and innovative data processing techniques, the shots amaze with their sharpness and color, even in A4-size prints.

Audio Input

Type: None


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SmartMedia

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SmartMedia card
Storage Capacity:16MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus CAMEDIA C

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.9-4.4
Max Focal Length:16.2mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:2.8
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:3Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:3.6
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 60
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode / Panorama mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical