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Olympus C-5050 Zoom
Olympus C-5050 Zoom

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Olympus C-5050 Zoom

Editor's Review

The five-megapixel Olympus C-5050 Zoom offers professional-grade features for serious photographers. Compatible with xD-Picture Cards, SmartMedia, and Compact Flash, this camera gives its users a rare degree of choice among memory formats. A magnesium body and a full suite of manual controls complete the professional look and feel of this camera. Please check back soon to see professional and owner reviews and an HQ Score.


  • 5.0 megapixels (effective)
  • 3x optical zoom/3.4x digital zoom
  • auto and manual focus
  • program and manual exposure
  • JPEG
  • TIFF
  • and RAW file formats
  • ISO range 100 - 400
  • 4 AA batteries
  • movie mode with sound
  • Part Number: 225355
  • UPC: 00050332138216
  • Release Date: May 07, 2003

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Olympus C-5050 Zoom Reviews

Olympus C-5050 Zoom Reviews by Digital Camera-HQ Users

  • 4.0 out of 5
Olympus Memory (murray convery — 01/23/2007)

Just one disappointing feature, is that the maximum Xd format card you can use on this camera is 512Mb. I bought a 1G and it would not format or accept it.

  • 3.0 out of 5
repaired twice - ON /OFF switch (R Robinson — 10/16/2006)

My C5050 has been sent back to the supplier twice for the same fault, the first time after only 1 month and then again a year later. As I live in Cyprus this meant sending it back to the UK both times - time and money. The handling back to Olympus and aftersales by my supplier, Digital First Ltd was excellant. The fault, the On/Off switch faulty both times and the camera out of action. Otherwise the only quibble I have is the lens cover, I soon bought a hinged version from another source. Sadly the LCD screen is virtualy useless unless it is inside out of the light like most of its type - apart from these problems the results and useability are fine - but I must admit I always carry another camera now if I am away from home in case the switch goes again. It is my first experience of Olympus as I have had Minolta SLRs for the last 35 years (still have them - no problems with the SRT 101)