First Look review posted for Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom!|
(Thursday, February 12, 2004 - 11:19 EST)
When I reviewed the Sony DSC-F828, I said that 2004 would be "the year of the 8 megapixel digicam," and the Olympus C-8080 is one indication of that fact.
Since my First Look is based on a prototype model, I wasn't able to share any sample images from it just yet. Based on its features and functions though, I can say that this will definitely be a camera to watch. Incorporating user-interface elements from Olympus' professional line, the C-8080 blurs the line somewhat between "pro" and "prosumer".
While the C-8080's ultimate impact will depend on the image quality delivered by production models, its feature set and generally quick shutter response make it a model to watch as the 8-megapixel field continues to develop. In the meantime, check out the First Look at the C8080 for a full description of its features and functions.