Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 5.1 megapixels (effective)
  • 4x optical zoom/3.5x digital zoom
  • auto and manual focus
  • program and manual exposure
  • JPEG
  • TIFF
  • and RAW file format
  • ISO range 80 - 400
  • proprietary Lithium-Ion battery
  • movie mode with sound
  • Release Date: 2003-11-07
  • Final Grade: 0 0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

0.0 Star Rating: Recommended

Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom
5.1 megapixels (effective); 4x optical zoom/3.5x digital zoom; auto and manual focus; program and manual exposure; JPEG; TIFF; and RAW file format; ISO range 80 - 400; proprietary Lithium-Ion battery; movie mode with sound
By , Last updated on: 9/29/2014

The impressive Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom is Olympus' most versatile C-series camera to date (as of 11/11/03). With a lens that offers both wide-angle capability and a 5x optical zoom (translating into the film equivalent of a 27 - 110mm focal length), the Olympus C-5060 is just as good with landscapes as it is with close-up shots. To augment the camera's versatility, the 5060 includes dual memory card slots that accommodate both xD-Picture cards and Compact Flash cards.

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Olympus is a long-time camera manufacturer, but lately they've been offering innovative, compact imaging options that are well worth a look. While Olympus doesn't have a camera in every category like Nikon or Sony, their focus on the cameras they offer shows.

Olympus' main, and best, cameras are their mirrorless line. The OM-D line offers mirrorless cameras that rival professional results while their PEN options offer the most portability and affordability. Most of their mirrorless cameras have simple, retro designs that work really well. Their kit lenses are often a bit higher quality than most. The Olympus mirrorless cameras we've been able to test have shown excellent image quality and usability.

While most of Olympus' focus seems to be on their excellent mirrorless line, we haven't been disappointed with any of their compacts we've put through our tests either. The TG-3 and TG-4 are among the best waterproof compacts on the market. And when we put the super zoom SP-100 to the test, we were quite happy with the image quality and performance.

Olympus may not have a camera in each and every category, but they've really put a lot into their existing cameras, making them excellent options.

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