Looks like Oly C5050 is better than new C5060 - Agreed?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Paul D. Sullivan, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. From all indications, including the lens, proprietary battery
    and a few other things, it looks like the Olympus C5050 is
    still a better camera to buy than the new C5060.

    I'm wondering if that is the general concensus or not, and
    how long Olympus will still sell the C5050, because I plan
    on recommending it to the buds who ask about it.

    Thanks.
     
    Paul D. Sullivan, Dec 26, 2003
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    JK Guest

    It looks the C5050 is probably officially discontinued. Perhaps
    if enough people complain to their dealers and refuse to buy a
    C5060, Olympus might have to start producing the C5050 again?
     
    JK, Dec 26, 2003
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    Mike Hill Guest

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    Not for landscape photographers, like me. I love my 5060 's lens and
    don't need the extra speed. Also, the battery lasts forever ..
    Mike.
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    Mike Hill, Dec 26, 2003
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    stacey Guest

    Unless you like a 35mm lens equiv FOV rather than a 28MM FOV on the wide
    end. Most people ignore the 5060 has a much wider view lens.
     
    stacey, Dec 27, 2003
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    Mike Hill Guest

    27mm, every mm counts ;-) 19mm with thw W/A lens adaptor !
    Mike.
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    Mike Hill, Dec 27, 2003
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    JK Guest

    What? It is almost a two stop difference at the telephoto end. Taking
    photos indoors at ISO 400 without the flash, the two stops might
    mean the difference between a shutter speed of 1/15th of a second
    and 1/60th of a second. That is very significant if the camera is being
    hand held.
     
    JK, Dec 28, 2003
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    stacey Guest

    Hand held with no flash indoors at full tele. How often is that done? And if
    you do shoot hand held indoors at full tele without the flash, you're right
    this isn't the camera for you. Most users would be much more likely to use
    the 27mm end of the range than miss what you;'re complaining about. Let me
    guess you own a 5050?
     
    stacey, Dec 29, 2003
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    Michael Guest

    It is something not to compare...ergonomics, etc 5060 is a step
    forward...the "darker lens" is meaningless even in average light
    indoors...as I have tested...
    This always happens...5050 owners dont like the idea of a better
    model..And we the new owners claim its excellence... (It happened to
    me with my Nikon)...;)

    Mich
     
    Michael, Dec 29, 2003
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    JK Guest

    I do it all the time. I would do it even more often if the lens on my
    camera was faster than f2.8, and it had an ISO higher than 400.
    It is mostly for this type of photography that I want to buy a Digital
    Rebel.
    The wide angle end? That wouldn't cut it unless I had a 100 megapixel
    or so digital camera?
     
    JK, Jan 3, 2004
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