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Olympus C-3020 Zoom

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 2/16/2002

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Olympus Camedia C-3020 Zoom


Model Name:

Olympus Camedia C-3020 Zoom 
Model Number: C-3020Z 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $599.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2001-10-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Infra-red 
Tripod Mount:  
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Win98, ME, 2000, XP; Mac 8.6+ 
Weight: 10.6 oz (300 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.3 x 3.0 x 2.8 in.
(110 x 76 x 70 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 3.20
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio:  
Quality Levels: 5
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 32 - 96 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: Seamless 2.5x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Multi-Pattern contrast detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light?  
Auto Focus Min Illum:  
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 80 cm to Infinity
32.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 20 - 80 cm
8.2 - 32.7 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture: f/11.0
Max Aperture: f/2.8
Aperture Range Description: f/2.8 - f/11 (1/3 EV steps) 
Aperture Step Size: 0.33
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Real Image Optical Zoom w/ LED 
Optical VF Accuracy:  
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 123,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 4.00
ISO Settings: 100, 200, 400
ISO Rating Max: 400
Number of White Balance Settings: 6
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Hold 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 16 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/800 
Exp Adj Range: 2.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: Digital-ESP multi pattern, Spot, 8 positions multi spot, AE Lock 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 3 or 12
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 5
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Forced, Off, Slow Synchro (1st / 2nd curtain) 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): 4
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 3.6
Flash Range Description: 0.8 - 3.6 m / 31 in - 11.8 ft (wide); 0.2 - 3.6m / 8 in - 11.8 ft (tele) 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: No 
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SmartMedia 
Other Memory Types: None 
Memory Included (MB): 16.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF (EXIF) 
CCD Raw Format: No 
Compressed Format: JPEG (EXIF) 
Movie File Format: QuickTime MotionJPEG 
Video Out: No 
Video Mode Switchable: n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software: Camedia Master 2.5 
OS Compatibility: Windows 98 OSR2/ME/2000 Pro/XP, MacOS 8.6-9.01/OSX 
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: 5
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 1.700
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res: 38.00
Movie Sec @ Min Res: 168.00
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: AA, LB-01 (CR-V3) 
Usable Battery Types: Alkaline, Lithium, NiCd, NiMH 
Batteries Included: 4 x disposable Alkaline AA
Battery Charger Included: No 
More Information
Notes & Features: Compatible with 3.3V SmartMedia in 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128MB capacities. Complies with USB Mass Storage Class (called USB AutoConnect by Olympus) for driverless connectivity with current Windows and MacOS operating systems. Has noise reduction feature on exposures longer than 1/2 second. 'My' mode allows custom settings to be stored. Shutter speeds longer than 4 seconds available in manual mode only. White-balance bracketing adjustment feature allows +/- 3 steps color temperature (step size unspecified). Panorama feature (enabled only when using Olympus-branded SmartMedia cards) assists with capture of 10 frames for stitching in PC. Auto exposure bracketing feature captures 3 or 5 images varying exposure by 1/3, 2/3 or 1EV. Flash recharges in 6 seconds (with new batteries and normal temp.) Bundled with USB cable, carrying strap, lens cap w/ retainer cord, RM-1 remote control, 4 x AA alkaline batteries, 16MB SmartMedia card, software CD-ROM, instruction manual, quickstart guide and warranty card. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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