“ Olympus CAMEDIA C-480 ZOOM - Digital camera - 4.0 Mpix - optical zoom: 3 x - supported memory: xD-Picture Card, xD Type H, xD Type M „
This camera has been with me for a few years now, it has gone from being a "treasured" camera not to be taken out to some places to now, a camera that is taken everywhere. I think what I would say with this camera like with alot of technology - when it first gets released, it is brilliant - but I think now it is not very "advanced." Never the less this camera is quite a good little thing.
Features of the camera:
4.0 million pixels
3x optical zoom
Super Macro mode
4.6cm sunshine LCD
Movie function with sound
Eight scene programmes
1/2.5 inch CCD solid-state image pickup with 4.23 million pixels.
Removable xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB and 1GB).
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery LI-12B (4.8V).
Dimensions - 99.5 x 58 x 35.5mm.
Weight - 160g
What you get for your money - Strap, 16MB xD-Picture Card, USB cable, audio/video cable, rechargeable battery, charger, OLYMPUS Master 1.0.
Overall I would firstly like to comment that when i first bought this camera I thought it was brilliant. Although I am going to comment on how it is now, in the present day to use.
Ease of Use - the camera once on, is fairly easy to use, the functions are simple and easy to navigate. I think the weight of it is quite heavy, well heavier than others i have recently been looking at. I think the camera would be ok if you wanted a cheaper one that you wouldn't mind taking to most places. I now take this camera out with me on the town - but I never used to take it out with me in case I got it scratched or dropped.
Price - I think I bought this for about £60, it originally was released in October 2004 for £220! Nowadays you can pick it for under £50. I think this would be a fair price to pay for it at present.
Standard of Prints - this varies considerably. I have some lovely pictures and the colours are really good - but then others I have taken have been poor and some not even to print.
At the time when I bought the camera it was cutting edge, but I think now if you want something simple, easy to use, ok but not the best then this is the camera for you.
Overall I think you get what you pay for - this little camera I now find heavy compared to my newer one, it has its good and bad moments, and sometimes I get the most amazing photos. If you want something reliable all the time then I don't think this camera is for you. Although I cannot fault the features on this camera - there are so many, I especially like the black and white option - this is very slimming girls!
Featuring high image quality and ease of use, the C-480 ZOOM is the perfect introduction to the exciting world of digital photography. The TruePic TURBO image processor, coupled with a 3x optical zoom, ensures impressively clear shots. Just frame the shot you want in the 4.6cm LCD monitor and either choose one of 15 scene programmes or merely point and shoot and let the camera do the work for you.