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Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom

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Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
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Overview
TypeDigital prosumer camera
Lens
Lens5x opt. zoom 28 - 140 mm equiv. F 2.4 - 3.5
Sensor/medium
Sensor2/3-inch type CCD
Maximum resolution3,264 × 2,448 (8 million)
Film speed50-400 in 9 steps, comp. +/-2EV
Storage mediaCF (Type I or Type II), xD, IBM microdrive
Focusing
Focus modesDual AF (TTL & external), contrast, phase-AF
Focus areasiESP, spot
Exposure/metering
Exposure modesNight, Landscape, Sports, Portrait
Exposure meteringDESP, spot, multi-spot, center-weighted
Metering modesProgr. AE, A, P, M, My mode, movie
Flash
FlashBuild in pop up, W: 0.8-5.3 m
Shutter
Shutter speed range15" - 1/4000 sec
Continuous shooting1.8 frame/s JPG Hi up to 5 frames
Viewfinder
ViewfinderEV 240 k pixels
Image processing
White balanceOne-touch, 4 presets
General
LCD screen1.8-inch TFT, 134 k pixels, 100% coverage, tilting
BatteryLi - Ion 1500 mA/7.2 V
Weight724 gr (46.9 g) incl batt.

The Olympus C-8080 WZ is a digital camera formerly manufactured by Olympus. It was first announced on the opening day of the 2004 Photo Marketing Association Annual Convention and Trade Show. At the time, the C-8080 was set to be Olympus’ first eight-megapixel digital camera for the high-end consumer market. The MSRP was $1,149 USD.[1]

A key feature, described in the name, is the camera’s optical zoom mechanism. Most compact zoom cameras use the zoom functionality for telephoto work where one details in on a remote subject. This camera allows one to set up the lens to work as a wide-angle lens which comes in handy for group or landscape photography. It has a high resolution lens with 5x zoom (7.1 - 35.6 mm) - equals (28 – 140 mm) in 35 mm film format - and an aperture of 2.4 for wide angle and 3.5 for telephoto. Focus range: normal 0.8 - inf.; macro 20 – 80 cm ; super-macro up to 5 cm.

The metering modes for exposure are: ESP, center-weighted, multi-metering and spot. The metering target mark on the screen can be moved in 13 positions in spot mode. For absolute control a live histogram can be activated and the histogram target mark can be placed in 10.000 different positions. An AEL button can lock the metered exposure.

The camera has two sensors for AF: one is based on contrast detection, the other one on phase-difference detection (P-AF). The metering settings for the focus are: iESP, spot, full-time AF, P-AF and MF, macro and super-macro. The AF target mark can take 9 positions in spot mode.

Movie clips: 640 x 480 and 320 x 240 both 15 frames per second. Length is only limited by the storage card.

The camera accepts xD-Picture Cards (necessary for panorama shooting), CompactFlash type I and II and IBM microdrives with two slots. Copying to another slot is possible in the camera. Data storage is available in TIFF, RAW and JPEG format. Data transfer connectivity is USB 2.0.

The 8080 has a 4.5 cm tilting sunshine-LCD of 134,000 pixels and the electronic viewfinder has 240,000 pixels.

The C8080WZ was succeeded at least partially by the C7070WZ (2005) this being the continuation of the C5060WZ with much the same specifications of the C8080WZ albeit with a slower lens. The primary difference being the C7070WZ was a slightly smaller size and a lower price than the C8080WZ. In practice both cameras had a very similar specifications and target market.

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Consumer

Consumer

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Market (economics)

Market (economics)

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Landscape photography

Landscape photography

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135 film

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Exposure (photography)

Exposure (photography)

In photography, exposure is the amount of light per unit area reaching a frame of photographic film or the surface of an electronic image sensor, as determined by shutter speed, lens F-number, and scene luminance. Exposure is measured in lux seconds, and can be computed from exposure value (EV) and scene luminance in a specified region.

Focus (optics)

Focus (optics)

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Autofocus

Autofocus

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Manual focus

Manual focus

In the field of photography, a manual focus camera is one in which the user has to adjust the focus of the lens by hand. Before the advent of autofocus, all cameras had manually adjusted focusing; thus, the term is a retronym.

Macro photography

Macro photography

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CompactFlash

CompactFlash

CompactFlash (CF) is a flash memory mass storage device used mainly in portable electronic devices. The format was specified and the devices were first manufactured by SanDisk in 1994.

JPEG

JPEG

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Accessories

  • Converter lenses: wide angle WCON-08D: (28 mm x 0.8 = 22.4 mm), tele TCON-14D: (140 mm x 1.4 = 196 mm)
  • Remote control RM-1 with more functions than the RM-2(only for shutter release)
  • Power grip B-HLD30
  • AC-adaptor C-8AC
  • LCD monitor cap
  • Leather case
  • Underwater camera housings PT-023, depth up to 40m

What's in the box

  • Olympus C-8080 WZ (magnesium alloy) 8.0 MP
  • Lens cap
  • Lens hood
  • Shoulder strap
  • Li-Ion batt. BLM-1
  • Batt. charger BCM-2 (1 hour for full charge)
  • IR Remote control RM-2
  • 32 MB xD picture card
  • AV cable
  • USB cable
  • CD ROM
  • User manual

Source: "Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympus_C-8080_Wide_Zoom.

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References
  1. ^ Sluka, Chris. "Olympus Launches High Performance 8.0 Megapixel Digital Camera: The C-8080 Wide Zoom". Olympus America Inc. Retrieved 22 March 2013.

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