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Olympus C-50 Zoom

Olympus packs a 5.0-megapixel CCD into an ultra-compact body, with a host of advanced features too.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 11/26/2002


Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Olympus Camedia C-50 Zoom


General

Model Name:

Olympus Camedia C-50 Zoom 
Model Number: C-50 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $699.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2002-10-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional Remote control RM-1 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 8.0 oz (227 g)
Weight With Batteries? checked 
Size: 3.9 x 2.3 x 1.6 in.
(100 x 59 x 42 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 5.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8" 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels: 5
Lens
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 38 - 114 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 4x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: TTL Contrast Detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: No 
Manual Focus Steps: n/a
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
20.4 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 20 - 60 cm
8.2 - 24.5 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture: f/10.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 (wide) / f/4.8 (tele) - f/10 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type: None 
Display
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image 
Optical VF Accuracy:  
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.5
LCD Resolution: 134,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Touchscreen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
Exposure
ISO Settings: 80, 160, 320
ISO Rating Max: 320
Number of White Balance Settings: 5
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and Fluorescent 
Manual White Balance: No 
Longest Shutter Time:
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Digital ESP Multi-Pattern Meter, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 12 seconds
Flash
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 6
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill, Slow Shutter (1st curtain, 1st curtain w/ red-eye), Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): 8
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 3.4
Flash Range Description: Wide: 7.8" - 11 ft (0.2 m - 3.4 m) @ ISO 160; Tele: 11.8" - 6.6 ft (0.3m - 2.0 m) @ISO 160 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: xD Picture Card 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB): 32.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG 
Connectivity
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable:  
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: Olympus CAMEDIA Master Software 4.0 
OS Compatibility: Windows, MacOS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time:  
Shutdown Time:  
Play -> Record:  
Record -> Play (max res):  
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE:  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE:  
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus:  
Shutter Lag, Prefocus:  
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format:  
Cycle Time Max Res:  
Cycle Time Min Res:  
Buffer Frames, Max Res:  
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second:  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LI-10B 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: Proprietary LI-10B Lithium-Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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