Olympus Camedia C-5050 Zoom
5 megapixel fast f1.8 aspherical glass digital camera

Power and speed rolled into one. The 5 megapixel C-5050 Zoom is built with a fast f1.8 aspherical glass Super Bright lens for impressive illumination; equipped with a multi-position LCD to easily capture shots at any angle; and designed with a durable magnesium body that just won’t quit…ever.
Super bright f1.8, 3x all-glass aspherical zoom lens and 5-Megapixel CCD help produce high-quality results
All-Magnesium body provides durability and a solid, comfortable feel
Multi-position LCD lets you capture overhead, low-angle, and other usually difficult shots before the opportunity passes
Full camera control, including aperture priority, shutter priority, and programmed automatic
Five "Scene Program" modes for easy setup when shooting in Sports, Night scene, Portrait, Portrait Landscape and Landscape mode
Easy to use Auto-Connect USB computer connectivity with Windows XP and Mac OSX compatibility
Supports various removable media: SmartMedia, xD-Picture Card, CompactFlash type I or II, and 512MB/1GB IBM Microdrives
TTL hot shoe for FL-40 flash
TruePicTM Technology for the best image quality at all resolutions
Noise Reduction technology for beautiful image quality with slow shutter speeds
Both Optical and LCD viewfinders in a compact body
Video out
Technical Specs
CCD Imager
5.0 Megapixel Effective
5.2 Megapixel (Gross)
Size (in inch) 1/1.8” (.55”) CCD
Olympus aspherical glass 3x zoom lens 7.1mm-23mm
(35-105mm equivalent in 35mm photography)
Seamless Digital Zoom
Seamless to 10x (3x optical and 3.4x digital combined)
Aperture Range
F1.8 – F8
Shutter Speeds
Auto: 1/1000 sec. – 1/2 sec.
Manual: 1/2000 sec. – 16 sec.
Night Scene: 1/1000 sec. – 8 sec.
Auto: 100/200/400 (equivalent)
Recording Mode(s)
Still image: EXIF 2.2 JPEG, TIFF, and Raw file formats
DCF (design rule for Camera File system)
QuickTime® Motion JPEG (Movie Mode)
Wave format support
Adjustable Resolutions
3200 x 2400 (OIE Mode),
2560 x 1920,
2560 x 1696 (3:2 aspect ratio mode),
2288 x 1712
2048 x 1536
1600 x 1200
1280 x 960
1024 x 768
640 x 480
320 x 240 @15fps QuickTime Motion JPEG in HQ mode
160 x 120 @15fps QuickTime Motion JPEG in SQ mode
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
Print Reserve, All print reservation, Display Date information
Optimum Image Enlargement
Image Adjustment Modes
Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Each adjustable +/- 5 steps
Image Effects
B&W, Sepia, Black board, White board
Up to 10 frames stitchable with CAMEDIA Master software when using Olympus brand xD-Picture Card
1.7fps for max of 11 frames in HQ recording mode
3 fps for max of 4 frames HQ in "high speed" continuous mode
Optical real-image viewfinder with autofocus/backlight mark
1.8" 110,000 low-temperature poly-silicon used for viewing, reviewing or editing images.
Focusing System
iESP multi-pattern AF (autofocus) TTL system (contrast detection), Spot AF, Selective Spot AF, Full Time AF, Manual focusing by gauge
Focusing Ranges
Standard AF 31” – Infinity (80cm – Infinity)
Macro Mode 8” to 31” [20cm to 80cm]
Super Macro 1" to 8” (.02m - 0.2m)
Exposure Control
Program auto/Aperture priority/Shutter priority (f1.8 - f8, 1/1000 sec. - 1/2 sec.)
Manual (f1.8 - f8, 1/2000 sec. - 16 sec.)
Exposure compensation: +/- 2 steps EV by 1/3-stop settings
Auto bracketing: 3 or 5 images +/- 2 steps EV by 1/3 stop settings
AE lock (exposure lock)
Metering System
Digital ESP Multi-Pattern Meter, Spot meter, Multi-point spot
White Balance System
iESP Multi-pattern auto TTL
Pre-set manual settings: Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten and 4 Fluorescent settings
Manual “one touch” white balance settings
Built-in Flash, TTL hot shoe for optional FL-40 TTL flash, or sync to studio strobes with optional hot shoe to PC sync adapter and cables
Flash Modes
Auto Flash for low and backlight
“Red-eye” Reduction Flash
Fill-in Flash
Slow Shutter Synchronized Flash (first curtain)
Slow Shutter Synchronized Flash (first curtain) w/red-eye reduction
Flash Off
External Flash with FL-40 and new flashes
Flash Working Range
15’ at wide, 11’ at tele
Flash Charging Time
Less than 6 seconds (at normal temperature with new batteries)
Removable Media Card
xD-Picture CardTM card (8, 16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 MB)
32-MB card included
3V (3.3V) SmartMediaTM card (8, 16, 32, 64, 128 MB)
Compact Flash Type I or Type II
IBM Microdrive 512MB/1GB
12-second delay with built in self-timer
Setting Memorization
Reset to default settings, Hold changes
Outer Connectors
Mini “B” USB connector (Auto-Connect), Video Out, DC input for optional AC Adapter
Auto-connect USB
Compatible with Windows 98 rev2/ME/2000 Pro/XP-MacOS 8.6-9.01/OSX
Image Playback
Index display, up to 4X enlargement, Slide-show, Scene rotation
Operating Environment
Operation: 32°F -104°F (0°C - 40°C) 30-90% Humidity
Storage: -4°F - 140°F (-20°C - 60°C) 10-90% Humidity
Power Supply
Main Power Source:
4 AA NiMH Batteries with Charger Included
2 LB01 (CR3V) Lithium Batteries
4 AA Alkaline Batteries
C-7AU AC Adapter
Date/Time Calendar
Simultaneous recording into image date
Automatic up to the year 2099
4.5” W x 3.0” H x 2.7” D (113.5mm W x 79.5mm H x 69.5mm D)
13.4 oz (380g.) without batteries and media card
Number of Storable Photos
Quality Pixel Resolution 32MB xD-Picture Card (included) 128MB xD-Picture Card
OIE: SHQ, HQ 3200 x 2400* 6, 16 shots 27, 67 shots
3:2 TIFF, SHQ, HQ 2560 x 1696 2, 10, 29 shots 10, 40, 117 shots
TIFF 2560 x 1920 to 640 x 480 2 to 33 shots 8 to 135 shots
RAW 2560 x 1920 6 shots 26 shots
SHQ 2560 x 1920 8 shots 35 shots
HQ 2560 x 1920 26 shots 105 shots
SQ1 (high, normal) 2288 x 1712 to 1600 x 1200 11 to 64 shots 48 to 257 shots
SQ2 (high, normal) 1280 x 960 to 640 x 480 34 to 331 shots 140 to 1330 shots
HQ 320 x 240 15 fps per movie 33 seconds (33 sec. max per movie) 264 seconds (33 sec. max per movie)
SQ 160 x 120 15 fps movie 148 seconds (148 sec. max per movie) 1184 seconds (148 sec. max per movie)
All capacity figures are approximate.
*Optimum Image Enlargement resolutions interpolated from maximum optical resolution of 2560 x 1920.

*Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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