Summary Olympus C-5050 Zoom

Prices Price
Camera only
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 8
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 10
Specifications Key specs
Help 3x
Screen size
Help 1.8"
Help f/1.8
Screen resolution
Help 114k dots
Wide angle
Help 35 mm
Movie format
Help 320 x 240 @ 15fps
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The Olympus C-5050 Zoom vs other recent digicams

Aperture Very wide aperture Help
External flash External flash Help
Better lighting
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Help
Better editing
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help

The Olympus C-5050 Zoom vs other recent pro digicams

Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
Usually standard


The Olympus C-5050 Zoom vs other recent digicams

Zoom Below average zoom Help
Supports 24p No 24p movies Help
Missing that film look
Announced Old Help
August 2002
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Movie format Low resolution movies Help
320 x 240 @ 15fps
Macro focus Very poor macro Help
20.0 cm
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/1000 of a second

The Olympus C-5050 Zoom vs other recent pro digicams

Sensor size Small sensor Help
1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
114k dots
Size Slightly large Help
Standard size (114×80×70 mm)
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
3.3 fps
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Screen type Screen type Help
Thickness Thick Help
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
16 seconds
Wide angle Very poor wide angle lens Help
35 mm
Screen size Very small screen Help
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
400 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
4.9 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Sensor type Sensor type Help
Weight Heavy Help
480 g


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Alex (5:11 PM, May 07, 2012)
The Olympus 5050Z lens appears to be sharper than the one on the Olympus XZ-1. I own both.