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Olympus Camedia C-480 Zoom

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      25.10.2008 14:32
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      Overall an ok camera, nothing to take your breathe away

      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!


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