Full review posted for Olympus C-50 Zoom!|
(Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 15:00 EST)
I guess this is "Olympus week" at IR! This second camera is a really attractive little subcompact model, sporting a full five megapixels (!) of resolution.
I find myself with a somewhat odd reaction to the Olympus Camedia C-50 Zoom, as I've really fallen in love with it, all the while recognizing that it just slightly misses the mark in several areas. While it generally has vibrant, well-saturated color, I found a slight yellowish cast to its images in most situations. And while it has a plethora of "enthusiast" features, I sorely missed a manual (aka "custom") white balance function. Likewise, it does *great* at low light shooting, but doesn't have an autofocus assist lamp, nor does it offer dark-frame noise-reduction processing.
If Olympus had just managed to add one or two of these "missing" features, I'd be completely over the top with it. As it is, I merely love it. ;-) If you're looking for a nice, fully capable, very compact digicam that's great for novices and advanced users alike, you should definitely take a look at the C-50 Zoom: Minor shortcomings aside, it's one of the nicer compact models out there, and one of the very few with a full five megapixel sensor in such a compact body.
Check it out!