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Olympus C-2500L digital camera@DASHING THING REVIEW

10 Jul

Olympus C-2500L digital camera


* 2.5 megapixel sensor for images up to 1712 x 1368 pixels
* 3x optical zoom lens
* Variable ISO to 400
* True TTL SLR viewfinder
* Autofocus illuminator for low-light shooting
* Superb image quality

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Manufacturer Overview

Olympus has a distinguished history in the digicam field, stretching back to their original D200-L and D-300L. They introduced the first sub-$5,000 digital SLR in the form of the D-600L, and continue to have one of the broadest lines of cameras in the industry. When first introduced, their digital SLRs (the D-500L and D-600L) caused quite a stir, as there was literally nothing else like them on the market. While there are now a very few other digital SLRs in the sub-$2,000 bracket, Olympus still holds a commanding position in that niche.

With the introduction of the C-2500L 2.5 megapixel SLR, Olympus has clearly raised the bar once again. Not only does the new camera produce exceptional image quality, but Olympus is promoting the new camera and its range of accessories as a true “system” for the serious amateur or professional photographer. As revealed in our tests, the resulting camera system has impressive capabilities, and in many ways challenges professional units costing far more.

High Points

  • 2.5 megapixel progressive scan CCD
  • Image sizes of 1712×1368, 1280×1024, 640×512
  • 3x aspherical glass zoom lens from 9.2 to 28mm (36 – 110mm equivalent)
  • “Fast” f/2.8-f/3.9 maximum lens aperture
  • Autofocus illuminator to assist with focusing in dark situations
  • Manual focus from 24 inches to infinity in normal and from 11.8 to 24 inches in macro
  • Variable ISO (100, 200, 400)
  • Through The Lens (TTL) SLR optical viewfinder
  • Exposure times from 8 – 1/10,000 seconds
  • Five image quality modes including uncompressed TIFF
  • Center weighted or spot metering options
  • Built in pop-up flash with four modes available (Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-in and Off)
  • Hot shoe for external flash (powerful, flexible dedicated flash unit available)
  • True through-the-lens (TTL) flash exposure control
  • Eight white balance settings (Auto, Six Preset or Manual)
  • Program, Aperture Priority and Manual exposure modes
  • IR remote control for vibration-free tripod and macro shots
  • 1.8 inch, 122,000 pixel TFT color LCD display (playback only)
  • 2x, 4x “zoomed” playback options to check details, framing
  • Packaged with a 32MB SmartMedia card
  • Compatible with Olympus P-330 printer and DPOF
 
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Posted by on July 10, 2011 in cameras

 

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