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Olympus C-5000 Zoom
Olympus C-5000 Zoom

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Olympus C-5000 Zoom

Editor's Review

The affordable Olympus C-5000 Zoom packs 5-megapixel resolution into a stylish silver body that is considerably smaller than previous C-Series models.. With a range of manual and automatic controls, as well as a flash hot shoe for adding external flashes, the Olympus C-5000 is a versatile camera that will appeal to both novice and experienced photographers. Unlike most other digital cameras, the C-5000 does not record sound with its movie mode.


  • 5.0 megapixels (effective)
  • 3x optical zoom/4x digital zoom
  • auto and manual focus
  • program and manual exposure
  • JPEG and TIFF file format
  • ISO range 50 - 320
  • proprietary Lithium-Ion battery
  • movie mode (no sound)
  • UPC: 00050332144781
  • Release Date: Oct 23, 2003

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Olympus C-5000 Zoom Reviews

Olympus C-5000 Zoom Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 3.0 out of 5
Olympus C5000Z - Makes wonders and disappointments as well! (Karl Glanville — 09/11/2008)

I used this camera for several types of photography...from the usual point and shoot photos to some rather professional methods as night photography with tripod. Honestly, and this might sound rather ambigous, i prefer this camera to take some serious night photography than usual holiday photos. Day light photography is quite straight forward as in most cameras, but i found the C5000Z to be a bit noisy, and is a real pain to get the correct focusing. Sometimes, the focusing led, simply blinks meaning that is still out of focus, and sometimes it lights up showing that frame is in focus, but when downloading pics to your PC, you find out that pictures is simply out of focus.
The night photography sessions i made were really satisfying, having, sursprisingly enough, little noise and a real true-black pictures.
I am giving way to this camera since now i bought the Fuji Finepix S1000fd....hope it`ll better this camera in focusing and daylight photography, but honestly, i doubt if it can better the night shots i took with the C5000z.

  • 5.0 out of 5
SHORT ON SOUND - GREAT PICTURES (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

Only 2 complaints about this excellent camera - 1 - no sound to go with video recording - shame on you Olympus.

2- shutter lag is a pain for people taken photos ok kiddies and animals..

  • 4.0 out of 5
Pretty Darn Good (anonymous — 07/18/2006)

I have been using this camera for the past year and I am convinced it was a good deal for the price. I have been using it daily taking pictures of my home under construction. The pictures generally come out quite clear and I have no complaints. I did have to purchase and extra battery and of course a larger memory card but I am pleased with the product and would suggest it to anyone