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Olympus Camedia C-5000 Zoom

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and performance. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the storage and energy efficiency. Comments are divided on the responsiveness.

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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-5000 Zoom is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus C-5000 Zoom Digital Camera Camera

 

Olympus's silver C-5000 straddles the line between a high-end point-and-shoot and a low-end advanced camera. It has a full-automatic mode that's best for quick shots or casual photographers. But it also comes with higher-end features, such as a hot...

The C-5000 feels relatively light, but it's not a pocket camera by any means. It's also not an especially quick camera to use. The focus seemed a bit slow, and the camera's boot time is 4 to 5 seconds. It does not have a focus-assist beam, so focusing...

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Olympus C-5000 Zoom

 

The C-5000 combines fine imaging, advanced features, and an attractive price in a relatively small package.

Fine imaging and a bargain price make the C-5000 a good choice for photographers who want creative control over their camera but have a tight budget.

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Olympus C-5000 Zoom Digital Camera (Olympus-225415) Camera Review - PCWorld

 
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Olympus C-5000 Zoom

 

The Camedia C-5000 Zoom is the successor to Olympus' 4-megapixel C-4000 Zoom. It's now 20% smaller and lighter and features a 5-megapixel imager with a high quality Olympus 3X optical zoom lens. This compact, stylish and light weight camera is simple enou

While we generally impressed with the C-5000's features and overall image quality, we were a bit disappointed with it's shooting performance and the "banding" defect we found in the beach/kayak test shots. Other than that, it's versatile enough to please

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Olympus C-5000 Zoom Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Olympus has long been a dominant player in the digicam marketplace. They boast one of the broadest lineups of digicams in the industry, with numerous models ranging from pure entry-level point-and-shoot digicams to the exceptional E-1 SLR. As of this...

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Olympus C-5000 Zoom Digital Camera

 

It's now 20% smaller and lighter and features a 5-megapixel imager with a high quality Olympus 3X optical zoom lens. This compact, stylish and lightweight camera is simple enough for novices yet is loaded with advanced exposure, focus and metering...

The C-5000 Zoom carries on the "high value" tradition established by the earlier C-3000 and C-4000 models.

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An Excellent Digital Camera

 

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-5000 Zoom (iloop, 21 Mar 05)

 

I have the camera for about a year now. Excellent image quality, even when not on highest settings. A very good camera for newbies who want something to experiment on, before moving to pro models.

Build quality could be better. X3 zoom is often not enough

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-5000 Zoom (ipch, 12 Feb 05)

 

When you get use of this camera, you will know that this is an excellent digital camerar of 5.0MP, high photos quality and accurate white balance. Start-up and focus fast and precise. Long life battery, etc. Do recommend to all new digital camera...

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Owners Opinion: Olympus C-5000 Zoom (Black123, 24 Dec 04)

 

Product Specifications

If you've had enough of your artistic ideas being limited by your old camera, take a look at the five megapixel C-5000ZOOM. Whether you want to capture the textures and tones in city scenes, moody portraits or the setting sun dancing over a bay, this camera always rises to the challenge. Full manual control is complemented by precision metering systems and automatic options for those times when you have to shoot fast to get the shot. And if you need more light, that can easily be arranged. This compact model features a hot shoe connection for an external flash.

Audio Input

Type: None

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:xD-Picture Card / xD-Picture Card Type H / xD-Picture Card Type M

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.8in
Height:2.9in
Weight:0.4lbs
Width:4.1in

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Landscape / Landscape-portrait / Night scene / Portrait mode / Self-portrait / Sports mode

Flash Memory

Form Factor:xD-Picture Card
Storage Capacity:32MB

Header

Manufacturer:Olympus
Model:5000 Zoom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus CAMEDIA C

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-4.8
Max Focal Length:23.4mm
Min Focal Length:7.8mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/1.76"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.4 mm ( 1/1.76 ) / 14.4 mm ( 1/1.76" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Real-image zoom

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):320
Light Sensitivity:ISO 160 / ISO 320 / ISO 50 / ISO 80
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode / Panorama mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type:Optical
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