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Olympus Camedia C-8080

alaTest has collected and analyzed 631 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and value for money. The usability and image quality also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and energy efficiency. There are some mixed comments about the flash and screen.

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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-8080 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom


The C-8080 Wide Zoom features a lightning-fast startup and shot-to-shot recycling time thanks to its Olympus TruePic TURBO Image Processor. This is a top-of-the-line consumer camera with advanced controls, 8 million pixel imager and a super-bright, ED gla

Editor's Choice!

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Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom


Images have rich colors, are well exposed and sharp ; flash shots show great illumination. Solid body, quick boot and recycle times

Manual focus requires using the jog buttons, menu navigation is slow

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Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom


Capable of excellent photo quality; lots of customization options and novel features

Abysmal uncompressed shooting performance; LCD doesn't swivel; power button easily triggered; hard to manage all the custom settings

In the right hands--only patient and experienced enthusiasts need apply--this camera can take excellent photos.


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Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Digital Camera Camera


Olympus's C-8080 is a pumped-up version of the C-5060, our current Best Buy. The two cameras resemble each other in overall design and shape, but the C-8080 has 8-megapixel imaging to the latter's 5.1 megapixels, and is significantly bulkier. Its wide...

Like the C-5060, the C-8080 has an articulated LCD panel, but the C-8080's is less flexible--it rotates out and up at right angles to the camera body, but cannot spin 180 degrees as the C-5060's can. Both cameras take wide-angle and telephoto lens...

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Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom


Photograph: Rick Rizner

Heartily built ; In-camera editing of RAW images ; Two memory-card slots ; LCD and EVF viewable in low light ; Good photo quality ; Two live histograms ; Autofocus-assist lamp

Controls can be imtimidating ; Long delays between shots in RAW or TIFF mode ; Lens doesn't have as much zoom power as competitors

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Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom


On September 29th 2003 Olympus announced the five megapixel C-5060 Wide Zoom, as the name implies that camera was a step up from the C-5050 Zoom in no small measure because of its wide angle zoom lens. And now on the opening day of PMA 2004 Olympus...

Very good resolution, joint best of group ; Fastest startup time of any prosumer digital camera ; Superb build quality, professional feel ; Wide angle five times zoom lens, fast at wide ; Probably the highest quality new lens designed for 8mp ; Low...

Least zoom of current eight megapixel prosumer digital cameras ; Camera locked while writing RAW images ; Further than average minimum focus distance (0.8 m) ; LCD only tilts upwards, does not twist out ; Only five steps of zoom from wide to telephoto...

My first impression of the C-8080 Wide Zoom was, "at last a prosumer camera that feels as though it is worth its price tag". The C-8080 is built to a higher standard than any of the other eight megapixel digital cameras (save maybe the Sony DSC-F828),...

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Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom Review


The recommended retail price of the Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom in the UK is £699.99 and in the US it is $999.99

I was really looking forward to reviewing the Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom because I had enjoyed using the

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Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


The Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom digital camera is the latest in a long line of Olympus Camedia models stretching back to the earliest days of the consumer digicam industry. Olympus is one of the truly dominant players in the digicam marketplace, with a...

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Olympus Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom Digital Camera


Three months after Olympus release the C-8080 (8 megapixel) digital camera, I was drooling to get my hands on it.

Very fast, reliable, and great quality

In low light areas the auto focus take a bit longer than usual

The best choice of point and shoot camera's out in the market that has the flexibility of manual settings.

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Olympus Camedia C8080 DIWA Award


DIWA (Digital Imaging Websites Association), a world-wide organisation of collaborating websites, today announces two awards to Olympus for their remarkable wide zoom digital compact cameras, Camedia C-8080 Wide Zoom and C-5060 Wide Zoom. Both cameras...

Product Specifications

Okay, eight million pixels is impressive but it's not just the pixels that make the picture. That's why Olympus combines the high resolution with an optical system of the highest caliber. This camera's 5x wide zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 28 - 140mm) includes 3 ED lenses and has been designed to draw maximum performance from the CCD for spellbinding results. Wherever you are, no matter how bright the light, the innovative sunshine LCD makes sure you can check the captured image and share it with others. Protected by a magnesium alloy body, the C-8080 WIDE ZOOM brings the convenience, size and lightweight of a compact with performance and photographic versatility to rival many digital SLRs.

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Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Olympus BLM-1

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight


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 / Night scene / Portrait mode / Sports mode

Flash Memory

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


Model:8080 Wide Zoom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus CAMEDIA C

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.4-3.5
Max Focal Length:35.6mm
Min Focal Length:7.13mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:2/3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):16.9 mm ( 2/3 ) / 16.9 mm ( 2/3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:8Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:QuickTime
Digital Zoom:3
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 125 / ISO 160 / ISO 200 / ISO 250 / ISO 320 / ISO 400 / ISO 50 / ISO 64 / ISO 80
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG / RAW / TIFF/JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:Electronic