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Olympus Camedia C-120

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      11.10.2011 11:50
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      Very easy to use, good price, good brand

      I purchased this as I wanted a well known branded digital camera at a moderate price (£120) and this was what I found. A solid compact camera (Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.3 cm x 4.5 cm x 6.5 cm), weighing 0.2 kg with a brushed silver lustre finish. Has an LCD screen on the reverse (obviously) as it is a digital camera. Has a video mode that enables you to shoot short videos of a couple of minutes duration - adequate video and much better say a camera phone video in quality.

      Comes as a 2.0 megapixel camera - generates good quality shots, including panorama mode and also a frame movie mode. The lens aperture is F/4.0 and focus free. It is a sturdier camera elimiates alot of those shaky pictures that some of flimsy phone cameras take. I found it to be incrediably easy to use with built in flash and a mid-range focus of 60cm. It also has red-eye reduction.

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      Sturdy; takes great shots; first class performance, protected front screen when in use, very easy to use, good price, all in all a good solid camera that wont break easy when dropped (which I have done on numerous occasions) and testiment to this is it is still going strong. Whereas other more flimsy cameras have been binned as they break so easily. This is by far the best camera I have owned and would recommend this to anyone. Mine also came with a photo dowload Disc package which enabled editing and storing of the photos very easily.

      Cons
      Comes with an 8mb standard card - so you need to purchase a bigger memory card for more memory. Needs standard 4 x AA batteries that use but fairly quickly. I bought a battery charger which helped.

      If this needs replacing I would replace it with exactly the same make. A superb camera from Olympus.

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        28.04.2003 02:03
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        I got my new baby - Olympus c-120 from a seller on eBay. (got the link from dooyoo too!) I did have a Canon for Christmas, but I just could not get it to work with my computer, nor could the store. In March I said goodbye and accepted the offer of a refund as they said that some cameras just do not work with my Windows XP. I was so confused and baffled by the experience that I thouht I'd never buy another. The Olympus was recommended by a friend who had one that worked fine with XP. So, after finding them in the shops for £160 I was pleasantly suprised to find the same on ebay for £98 with an offer of an extra 64Mb card and a case for a further £15 It arrived the following day but I couldn't even bring myself to open the box for a full week! I had 'feelings' that my troubles were going to start all over again! But no! The camera is perfect. All the buttons just where I expected, no jargon in the book and the software loaded first time. I snaped a shot of the box and plugged in the USB cable. The Camedia Suite software appeared along with a thumbnail picture - My Camera Box! Almost too easy! I am never without my Olympus C-120 (my new friend). It does all I want without the Bells & Whistles and confusion these 'features' cause. It's good at taking close-up's too - even my favourite little Primula fill the frame. In summary, if you want a lightweight digital that can take photo quality pictures that print fine up to about 8"x6" without any hassle - I HIGHLY RECCOMEND THIS CAMERA.

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          02.04.2003 15:41

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          A good camera for holiday snaps - Advantages: Good image quality, Build quality, Battery life - Disadvantages: A bit more bulky than others

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        Here is an ideal model for all those who want an affordable, easy-to-use digital camera that also assures top-rate performance. Successor to the award-winning C-100, the CAMEDIA C-120 does not only deliver effortless handling and a great price. Featuring 2-megapixel resolution, precision automatic operation, numerous flash modes and a top-quality optical system, it delivers results that impress both on screen and when printed. One of the leading manufacturers of digital cameras and with over 80 years' experience in optics and technology, Olympus enjoys an excellent reputation for creating first-class, innovative solutions. The CAMEDIA C-120 guarantees digital shooting enjoyment. Without great prior knowledge or in-depth study of the manual, the user can start shooting straight after inserting the batteries and SmartMedia card. The camera's quality Olympus lens (5 elements in 5 groups), automatic systems and, if necessary, various flash modes take care of the rest. Shots may be viewed on the built-in LCD monitor immediately after capture and retaken if required. This is useful in cases where, for example, the subject has closed his or her eyes or the framing was not perfect.

        Of course, the results can also be printed out. The C-120 produces photos with a resolution of up to 1.96 million pixels (effective), which may be printed in A4 format. When compared with prints from a 35 mm compact camera, there is hardly any noticeable difference in quality. Users wishing to exert more influence over image composition can select pre-set white balance settings as well as choose between digital ESP or spot exposure metering. Exposure correction is also available. The photographer is also provided with a movie function, allowing sequences to be recorded in QuickTime Motion JPEG format. The resulting footage can not only be played on the camera's LCD but, due to the file's high-compression ratio, also be integrated into websites or sent via email. The easy-to-understand camera menu ensures effortless operation. Through the 4.1-cm TFT LCD display, the user is shown the time, date and selected settings. The LCD also acts as a viewfinder when shooting and displays the images after capture so they may be checked and enjoyed immediately. Even downloading the picture data to a PC is easy. Thanks to USB AutoConnect compatibility, the camera is automatically recognized as an external drive once connected to a computer. With the help of the CAMEDIA Master 4.0 software that is supplied with the camera, image files (stills and movies) can be archived, sorted, edited and processed. The software also includes different templates for producing individualized photo albums, calendars and postcards. Combining the latest digital technology, user-friendly features and an attractive price, the Olympus CAMEDIA C-120 wins on every count.