olympus 8080 questions

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by larrylook, May 8, 2004.

  1. larrylook

    larrylook Guest

    What does it mean that the 8080 doesn't fully support TIFF, and is this much
    of a downside? Are many using TIFF format? Or are you using RAW for your
    best shots.

    How much do people who own this camera miss the optical viewfinder?
    larrylook, May 8, 2004
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  2. As to missing the optical viewfinder, doesn't make sense as that is all it
    has. That is aside from the LCD pannel on the back which isn't really
    acceptable for viewing in bright sunlight.
    Jack-of-the-Dust, May 8, 2004
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  3. larrylook

    Patco Guest

    No - it has an EVF, *not* optical. Here is what dcresource.com says
    about it:
    "As tends to be the case with cameras like this, the C-8080 has an
    electronic viewfinder instead of a traditional optical one. As EVFs go,
    the one on this camera is excellent. With a whopping 240,000 pixels,
    it's very sharp. Just like the main LCD, the EVF is bright and motion is
    smooth. You can adjust the brightness of both the LCD and EVF in the
    setup menu. By turning the knob around the EVF, you can adjust the focus
    of the screen (diopter correction). Both the EVF and LCD are usable in
    low light, sine the camera brightens them automatically."
    Patco, May 8, 2004
  4. I've never even tried TIFF so far, in the ~400 first shots with this
    camera. Why would you? low-compression JPG is good enough for almost
    everything, and RAW (.ORF) is what you'd use if not. (And if you don't
    mind that the camera becomes unresponsive while saving. :-()
    I'm using the EFV by default, I'm just too used to a viewfinder instead
    of the LCD display. The EVF is high enough resolution and bright enough
    that I really don't mind it not being a true SLR-style optical path.

    Terje Mathisen, May 8, 2004
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