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Olympus CAMEDIA C 2500L

alaTest has collected and analyzed 211 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the viewfinder and screen. The usability and image quality also get good comments, whereas there are mixed views on the build quality and performance. Many are critical about the manual image adjustments and reliability.

portability, image quality, usability, screen, viewfinder

value for money, battery, size, reliability, manual adjust.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Olympus CAMEDIA C 2500L is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 211 reviews)

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Olympus C-2500 L


The Olympus C-2500L certainly turned a few heads when it was announced. Quite a few I'd imagine from their competitors. Olympus have always broken the mould, look at their range of traditional film cameras and you'll see cameras that are far from the...

Very good image quality (bright, well balanced, sharp, detailed, depth) ; SHQ JPEG mode makes for TIFF like images at half the size ; Ability to take both CF & SM cards ; SLR look and feel ; True TTL viewfinder ; Very flexible manual features (if...

Noise visible on images, especially in shadows ; Stuck pixels on long exposures ; Limited number of apertures (2 only??) ; Barrel & Pincishion distortion ; Chromatic Abberations ; Odd colour-shift from review image to real image ; Real manual focus...

The C-2500L will still appeal to alot of buyers and I'm sure Olympus will sell bucket loads of them, it produces high quality images and is a true digital SLR with a TTL viewfinder. Lots of manual features and lots of unique features, for me though it...

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Olympus C-2500L SLR


The Olympus C-2500L is a true SLR (thru the lens) digital camera with a 3X optical (36-110mm equivalent) f2.8-3.9 zoom lens. It features a 2/3-inch progressive scan 2.5 megapixel CCD that yields brilliant 1712x1368 images. Pictures are stored in one of th

If you're looking for a high resolution 2-megapixel digicam that's fast and looks and feels like a 35mm film camera -- the Olympus C-2500L is it!

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Digital Cameras - Olympus C-2500L Digital Cameras Review


Olympus has clearly "raised the bar" for performance in high-end digicams with the C-2500L. The image quality is exceptional, the design strong and user-friendly, and the range of application via the optional accessory lenses and the FL-40 dedicated...


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Olympus C 2500L Digital SLR Zoom Camera


Olympus access software for the C-2500L is now capable of opening files both in the camera and stored in your computer, and can generate thumbnails for identification.

The C-2500L In The Field. Shortly after receiving the C-2500L I had an out-of-town guest, so the first outing with the camera involved visiting a local tourist attraction. It was an ideal opportunity to get acquainted with the camera in outdoor and...

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Olympus C-2500L


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Olympus 2500L


High resolution and easy to use. Good technical support by Olympus.

High price. Accessories are very expensive

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great for all ages to use


easy to use, nice pictures

should be sold accompanied with carry case

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Amazon review summary for Olympus CAMEDIA C 2500L


alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Olympus CAMEDIA C 2500L from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Digital SLR Cameras on

portability, value for money, usability, software, viewfinder


93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Olympus C2500 2.5MP Digital SLR Camera KitOlympus C2500 2.5MP Digital SLR CameraOlympus CAMEDIA C-2500L - Digital camera - SLR - 2.5 Mpix - optical zoom: 3 x - supported memory: SM - black, metallic silver

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The Olympus C-2500L


To tell you about The Olympus C-2500L The Olympus C-2500L is a true SLR (thru the lens) digital camera with a 3X optical (36-110mm equivalent) f2.8-3.9 zoom lens. It features a 2/3-inch progressive scan 2.5 megapixel CCD that yields brilliant 1712x1368...



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Very good image quality


OLYMPUS CAMEDIA C-2500L is the CAMEDIA C-1400L, before a new generation of products, continuation of the CAMEDIA C-1400L single-lens reflex design. C-2500L for the lens diameter 43mm, than the average digital camera and the lens aperture cameras, and...

save a lot of power at work

Can not use the LCD viewfinder

Product Specifications

A great filmless digital camera is made up of a lot more than "just pixels." The quality of the pixels themselves counts as much as the quantity - and that's what makes Olympus C-2500L the ultimate in filmless digital photography. It doesn't take good-looking digital images, it takes great photos. Designed with the professional and advanced amateur in mind, the fully-featured and versatile C-2500L uses an exclusive CCD and new TruePic Technology process to capture pixel information with improved accuracy. With an impressive 2.5 million pixel CCD (1712 x 1368 resolution), C-2500L produces perhaps the sharpest digital images ever-delivering the more accurate color, gradation and contrast of a true photograph. The advanced C-2500L also packs a number of impressive features, like a choice of fully automatic or fully manual exposure, white balance and focus, a versatile pop-up 5-mode flash, a powerful 3x Olympus optical zoom (the equivalent of a 36-110mm zoom on a 35mm film camera), and an SLR viewfinder that offers a 95%-centered view. Built for speed, the C-2500L can also shoot as fast as composition and focusing are done; there are no waiting in-between shots. After shooting, the C-2500L's high-resolution 122,000 pixel TFT LCD displays a clear, detailed image with a 2x or 4x magnification in inspection mode. This C-2500L outfit ships with a 1.45x telephoto lens adapter, a 32 MB Olympus SmartMedia memory card, 4 Olympus NiMH batteries and charger, Camedia Master image editing and download software, Enroute QuickStitch panorama software, lens cap, strap and user manual.

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

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / SmartMedia/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:32MB


Country Kits:N/a
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Olympus CAMEDIA C

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8-3.9
Max Focal Length:28mm
Min Focal Length:9.2mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens


Color:Black / Metallic silver/Black / Silver


Cabling Type:Serial
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Data Link Protocol:RS-232
Data Transfer Rate:115.2Kbps
Form Factor:Plug-in module
Interface (Bus) Type:CompactFlash Card
Type:Serial adapter

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:2.5Megapixel

Optical System

Image Stabilizer: None

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism/Real-image zoom

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 400
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical