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Olympus Camedia C-50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 620 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 really like the size and performance. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the image stabilizer and screen. The sensor and focus get negative comments.

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 83/100 = 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 really like 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.

Dec, 2019

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 really like the size and performance. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the sensor and shutter.

portability, usability, image quality, performance, size

reliability, screen, lens, shutter, sensor

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

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Olympus Camedia C-50 Zoom Review

 

Olympus revealed the metal clad Camedia C-50 Zoom at Photokina 2002, a camera with a clean design it maintained the Olympus compact family appearance with the sliding front cover but improved 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 white...

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 macro...

Here's my rating of the Olympus C-50 Zoom: (5 megapixel)

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 (ciao.com)

NIce camera

 

Same with the preceding, Olympus D40 camera is small with a 4 Megapixel, but designed for the Olympus C50 back to the form of interest and a more compact size than the preceding and the ability of a larger course. All the camera is made of metal. More...

5 megapixel

digital zoom 4x

Mar, 2009

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