What are the precise differences between Oly C5050 and C5060?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Paul D. Sullivan, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. I am trying to figure out what the precise differences are
    between the Olympus C5050 and the C5060.

    It looks like there is no more Smart Media bay, a 4x optical zoom
    vs 3x and a more adjustable LCD.

    Is that about it or are there more?

    Thanks
     
    Paul D. Sullivan, Dec 9, 2003
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  2. Wow - that is a bummer. Cheaped out on the lens...

    I'm glad I have the C5050

    Thanks for the info.
     
    Paul D. Sullivan, Dec 9, 2003
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  3. By the way, what is the difference between a 1.8 and 2.8 lens?

    If I have the F1.8 in my C5050, why is it better than the F2.8 in
    the C-5060?

    Thanks
     
    Paul D. Sullivan, Dec 9, 2003
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  4. Paul D. Sullivan

    Mark Herring Guest

    About 1 1/2 stops.........;) sorry, its past midnite, I just
    finished a work assignment, and I am unwinding

    Seriously, I think the attraction might be the "real" wide angle on
    the 5060

    More generally, a 1.8 stopped down to 2.8 will almost always be better
    than a 2.8 wide open
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    Mark Herring, Dec 9, 2003
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  5. The 1.8 opens larger and can take in more light, therefore can
    open and shut "faster" to get an image than a 2.8, right?

    I get a bit confused about the whole "wide angle" thing.

    What I do know is my C5050 does great in low-light, and I have
    been told that is in large part to the 1.8 capable lens. Isn't
    that correct?

    Won't the C5050 have better low-light performance than the C5060
    does, all other things being equal?

    Thanks
     
    Paul D. Sullivan, Dec 9, 2003
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  6. Thanks very much for the info. I appreciate it.
     
    Paul D. Sullivan, Dec 10, 2003
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  7. Thank you also for the great information.

    Sounds like I'm set just fine with my C5050. :)
     
    Paul D. Sullivan, Dec 10, 2003
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    JK Guest

    The lens on the C5060 is only f2.8 on the wide angle end. It is f4.8
     
    JK, Dec 13, 2003
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  9. WOAH! The C5060 uses a PROPRIETARY battery?

    That is a deal killer right there! WOW. I did not know that.

    Thanks for pointing that out.
     
    Paul D. Sullivan, Dec 13, 2003
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    Mike Hill Guest

    Having said that, it is a *fantastic* battery !
    Mike
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    Mike Hill, Dec 13, 2003
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    JK Guest

    If only spares were fantastically inexpensive! Of course that still
    wouldn't make up for the slow lens though. Once the Olympus C5050
    cameras become unaivalable, I doubt that I will be recommending that
    people buy an Olympus digital camera.
     
    JK, Dec 13, 2003
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  12. Paul D. Sullivan

    Mike Hill Guest


    The lens being slower is the trade off for a geat wide-angle. I mainly
    shoot mountain landscapes and the 5060 is perfect for me. Horses for
    courses I guess ...
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    Mike Hill, Dec 14, 2003
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