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Old Jan 11, 2013, 12:24 PM   #1
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This Olympus Camedia C-800L was my first digital camera, 1996 - 0.8 Mpixel sensor, built in 6 MB (no card!). No zoom, no ISO, no distance, no aperture.

List price 950 ($ 1270), but I paid street price 800 ($ 1070)

Either 120 photos 512x384 or (sensational) 30 photos HD 1024x768! Then 6MB memmory are full.
One picture needs 7 sec for saving, download (camera-PC) 30 sec. For 30 photos you need 15 min -
using a cable with PS2-silimar connector for camera and RS232 for PC.

Searching a download program ... I found it! olympus.jp.co, it was for Win95, buuuut works excellent with Win7



with built-in flash


with two-bulb-light


hehe, even 3D ...
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 5:34 PM   #2
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Hehe, C2000Z - 2.1 Mpixel

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 2:29 PM   #3
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Beautiful cabinetry and it looks great with that 0.8MP.
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Beautiful cabinetry and it looks great with that 0.8MP.

I agree. Thanks for sharing the lookback on those cameras.
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beautiful looking camera. were you amazed of the picture quality in 1996?
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I walked the same path. From the first Olympus I stepped up to the C2040Z. With it's really amazing ultra bright zoom lens, f1.8. It had manual white balance! Though the local photography shop claimed 2.1 Mpixel could not deliver decent prints, the 10x15 cm prints looked great (those days very few people had good photo printers). All it missed was more pixels for bigger prints and changeable lenses. So in 2004 I joined the crowd that carried around bulky digital SLR camera's, I bought the Sony Alpha 100 (in body image stabisation!). The "genuine" photographers those days were still dedicated to film. In their opinion it would take at least 20Mpixels before digital could rival with film. How many people are still using film these days?

After a pause of 11 years, I returned to my first love in digital photography: Olympus. On the search for a more compact camera then my Sony with its very bulky 70-200mm zoom, I was almost tempted to go for the Sony DSC-MRX100 mk III. Almost... Then I bumped in to the Olympus OM-D E-M10. Weighs marginally mory than the little Sony, does not come with that terrific ultra bright lens... But... It can have other lenses! Hurrah! Ordered the kit withe the pancake 14-42 mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens AND the 40-150mm F4-5.6R telelens. For my next years birthday I would like to have the 25 mm f1.8, back to ultra bright again after 15 years (by then). Can't wait for the package to arrive...
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I walked the same path. From the first Olympus I stepped up to the C2040Z. With it's really amazing ultra bright zoom lens, f1.8. It had manual white balance! Though the local photography shop claimed 2.1 Mpixel could not deliver decent prints, the 10x15 cm prints looked great (those days very few people had good photo printers). All it missed was more pixels for bigger prints and changeable lenses. So in 2004 I joined the crowd that carried around bulky digital SLR camera's, I bought the Sony Alpha 100 (in body image stabisation!). The "genuine" photographers those days were still dedicated to film. In their opinion it would take at least 20Mpixels before digital could rival with film. How many people are still using film these days?

After a pause of 11 years, I returned to my first love in digital photography: Olympus. On the search for a more compact camera then my Sony with its very bulky 70-200mm zoom, I was almost tempted to go for the Sony DSC-MRX100 mk III. Almost... Then I bumped in to the Olympus OM-D E-M10. Weighs marginally mory than the little Sony, does not come with that terrific ultra bright lens... But... It can have other lenses! Hurrah! Ordered the kit withe the pancake 14-42 mm F3.5-5.6 EZ lens AND the 40-150mm F4-5.6R telelens. For my next years birthday I would like to have the 25 mm f1.8, back to ultra bright again after 15 years (by then). Can't wait for the package to arrive...
Hi Jeroen. The Oly E-M10 is a terrific camera for the money, and very highly capable. It gives you a lot of the features of the top of the line E-M1, without spending the extra money. You might want to go further down the page to the Olympus m4/3 dslr forum and catch up on the members posting there.
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ol...ur-thirds-103/
There you can see photos and join in discussion of other OMD users. It is a friendly forum with some knowable folks. Have fun with your new camera.
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