Olympus 8080

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Giorgis, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. Giorgis

    Giorgis Guest

    Now my 5050 is starting to seem dated.

    Here is a cut 'n paste from dpreview

    and the pre-test


    a.. 8.0 mega pixels
    a.. Magnesium alloy body
    a.. 5x optical zoom (equiv. 28 - 140mm on 35mm camera), f2.4-3.5
    a.. Very short shutter release time lag of 0.3 sec. and extremely fast
    startup time
    a.. Sunshine LCD monitor (may be tilted down 20 and up 90 degrees)
    a.. High speed sequence shooting: 1.6 frames per second (except TIFF)
    a.. Auto bracketing: up to 5 images (except TIFF)
    a.. Electronic viewfinder with 240,000 pixels
    a.. Programme, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Full Manual modes
    a.. Numerous focusing control options: iESP, spot (manual positioning of
    metering spot in frame), full time AF, manual focus
    a.. Dual AF system
    a.. Hot shoe
    a.. Movie recording function with sound
    a.. USB 2.0
    a.. A variety of newly-developed accessories are available, including a
    direct filter mount and bayonet mount conversion lens system
    a.. CAMEDIA Master 4.2 software
    Giorgis, Feb 14, 2004
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  2. Giorgis

    Henrik Guest

    What? Did your 5050 suddenly start taking worse pictures then before after
    the news of a newer camera?
    There is always going to be a better toy coming out later...just appreciate
    what you got now and then upgrade when you feel there is a real need for it,
    or you simply want a better toy (just like myself :) )

    though the 8080 does sound very nice :)

    Henrik, Feb 14, 2004
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  3. Giorgis

    GB Guest

    8080 can't run on cheap NiMH AAs, lacks an optical viewfinder (may not be
    perfect frame but is optically better). Its only a bit better zoom, and I
    be the noise will not bet great with an 8MP sensor (though it is a
    physically larger sensor).

    Most importantly 8MP is only a bee's dick increase over 6MP (remember to
    double the resolution of a 6MP camera you need a 24MP camera). The only who
    would worry about the difference don't understand the many more important
    aspects of digital cameras than pure MP

    the 5050 is a great little camera, don't stress, take photos and enjoy them.
    GB, Feb 14, 2004
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