Olympus C-500 reviews and prices: Compact camera

18 customer reviews
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This digital camera is a good all rounder.

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8.7 out of 10 based on 18 reviews.
Olympus C-500: 3x optical zoom digital Compact camera. See full product description
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Stan, Great Wakering Southend on Sea

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
easy to use with good results
Bad points:
not sold with case or smart card
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Sep 2005

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
nice compact camera
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Sep 2005

Sean, Shrewsbury

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
fantastic product with great quality image capture and ease of use
Bad points:
no protective bag to help prevent scratches,dust etc. even a small thin cloth bag would help in this area
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Sep 2005

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A nice style of camera and has ease of use
Bad points:
The battery's have a very short life span
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Sep 2005

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great colour reproduction. Nice style and finsih to camera. Easy to use.
Bad points:
Shutter lag.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Oct 2005

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
excellent product very easy to use.
Bad points:
battery power. would be better with lithium power and charger.instead of 2 AA batteries
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Oct 2005

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent features for a variety of different situations. Easy to download pictures on to computer.
Bad points:
Can miss a photo opportunity becasue of time it takes to ge the right setting on the camera.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Oct 2005

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Resolution (Pixels) 2560x1920
Optical zoom ratio 3
Screen size (Inches) 1.8
Digital zoom ratio 4
Memory card slot Yes
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 150
Flash Yes
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/15
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 104.5x60.5x36.5
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8-4.9
Release date 2005-03-01

Also known as: OLYMPUS C500

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Manufacturer's Description

  • 5.0 million pixels
  • 3x optical zoom
  • Large 4.6cm LCD monitor
  • Easy shooting with help function and scene programmes for typical shooting situations
    *Manual Mode allows manual control of shutter speed and aperture
    *Movie recording function with sound
    *Super Macro shooting from as close as 2cm

Flexible yet still easy to use, the C-500 ZOOM gives hobby photographers plenty of room for creativity with full manual control. Thanks to its 5.0 million pixels, you can capture subjects in extraordinary detail and the addition of TruePic TURBO technology guarantees rich, high-definition shots. Explore your artistic side further with the movie recording function – popping in an optional 256MB xD-Picture Card will give you up to 9 minutes to express your personal vision with sound.


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