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Olympus C-5050 Zoom

Their best camera yet? - Olympus introduces a top-of-the-line five-megapixel model with noise reduction technology, optimum image enlargement, an improved interface, and support for three memory formats.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 01/09/2003

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom


Model Name:

Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom 
Model Number: C-5050 Zoom 
Camera Format: Compact 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $899.00
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-07
Date Available: 2002-10-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: RM-1 Remote Controller 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, MacOS 
Weight: 13.4 oz (380 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 4.5 x 3.1 x 2.7 in.
(114 x 80 x 70 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3200x2400, 2560x1960, 2560x1696, 2288x1712, 2048x1536
Movie Resolution: 320x240, 160x120
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 5.00
CCD Size (inches): 1/1.8 inch 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier:  
Movie Audio: Yes 
Quality Levels:  
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 35 - 105 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: Yes 
Digital Zoom Values: 3.3x 
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: iESP Multi AF 
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: 2 - 80 cm
0.8 - 32.7 in
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture: f/10.0
Max Aperture: f/1.8
Aperture Range Description: F1.8/2.6 - F10 
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: Optical real-image 
Optical VF Accuracy:  
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 1.8
LCD Resolution: 110,000 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, Manual 
Manual White Balance: Man 
Longest Shutter Time: 16 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/1000 
Exp Adj Range:  
Exp Adj Step Size:  
Metering Modes: Digital ESP Multi-Pattern Meter, Spot meter, Multi-point spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 12 seconds
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 6
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill, Slow Shutter, Slow Shutter w/ red-eye reduction, Off 
Flash Guide Number (Meters):  
Flash Range Default ISO (meters): 4.6
Flash Range Description: Wide: 15 feet; Tele: 11 feet 
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: External Flash with FL-40 and new flashes 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2, SmartMedia, xD Picture Card 
Other Memory Types: xD-Picture Card (included) 
Memory Included (MB): 32.0
Uncompressed Format: TIFF-RGB, CCD-RAW 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format: QuickTime Motion JPEG 
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:  
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: 11
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.600
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 15.00
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second:  
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA or 2 x CR-3V (LB01) 
Usable Battery Types: NiMH rechargeable, Lithium disposable 
Batteries Included: 4 x AA NiMH rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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