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Old Mar 30, 2004, 10:44 AM   #1
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Default Olympus C-8080WZ Owner Comments Please ??

I just finished reading Steve's review on the C-8080WZ and this 8MP digicam sounds like it did very well. My previous digicam experience was with a friend's Olympus C-5050 which I enjoyed very much (always produced excellent pics - outdoor & indoor). I would like to ask current C-8080WZ owners, Are you satisfied with your purchase? Any regrets / cons / disappointments with this digicam? I was about to purchase the Nikon CP-8700 but prefer the wide angle on the C-8080WZ since lots of my pics will be of family members.
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Old Mar 30, 2004, 11:57 AM   #2
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Get my 8080 on hand 2 days ago, unfortunately, there is poor weather here, and do not have chance to take more photo-shot.

Up to now, what I can tell is this camera is very user friendly, and quick response. I love the solid and comfortable hand feel. The onscreen framing is a very good idea for beginner like me, when taking the landscape photo

There are only 2 things I dislike:
1. I do not like the Li-ion battery, I will prefer the AA battery, then I do not have to worry about running out of power. But luckily, i found that the 3rd party replacement battery is in reasonable price.
2. Compare to the 2 other competitive models, Oly do not offer the manual focus ring.
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Old Mar 30, 2004, 4:45 PM   #3
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Default stever says no red eyes???

I ALSO read in STEVES REVIEWS (isnt this really really exciting steve and you did NOT say it in your 5060 review , correct??)
that the 8080 has NO RED EYE PROBLEM in NORMAL mode with flash???

I get so sick of FIXING red eyes cause i have kids with light very light blue eyes and a darker house, so this would be worth every penny to me !!!!

plus the speed of startup and shutter lag
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 11:55 AM   #4
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Thanks for remind me the No red-eye function, Wiste.

I tested the flash just now, and took more than 20 test shots in dark, and in different angles. I tested in normal flash mode, there is no red-eye I can find. I am impressed!

There will have a very little white spot (reflection) on my eyes, if I facing directly to the camera, but it is totally acceptable.
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 12:51 PM   #5
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Default WOW......

THAT MAKES MY DECISION, I will spend the extra 400 or 500 dollars to get rid of red eye !!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIMY TO TEST IT OUT AND LET ME KNOW THE RESULTS<

APPRICIATE IT !!!

CHRIS
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Old Mar 31, 2004, 2:15 PM   #6
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Default DC NEWBIE, would you do me a favor?

would you try another test DC NEWBIE??
i'm in a discussion at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Olympus_405080/

and DAVE WILLIAMSON has TWO 8080 cameras, both of which will take dark almost black photos indoors without a flash. He put tests shots online comparing his 5050 and the 5050 had normal low light beautiful photos and the 8080's were so dark you coudlnt see what he took.

i assume he was taking NORMAL AUTO mode, NO FLASH INDOORS.

he really needs to know if this is NORMAL or if there is something wrong with both cameras, he purchased them at newegg.com

will you try some shots like this and let us know, if YOUR camera takes low light photos the same way

THANKS
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Old Apr 1, 2004, 7:25 AM   #7
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Default would someone try this

STEVE, DCNEWBIE or any other 8080 owner

love the NO RED EYES!

but could you

1. turn on camera, leave in auto normal mode
2. turn off flash
3. take phtoo in church, gym, or regualr lit house

and tell me if your photo is almost black, and you cant see any details.?
Would like to know if this is normal and hhave to adapt to it, or if it should be returned.

thanks !
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Old Apr 1, 2004, 11:34 AM   #8
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I am not so sure the situation/environment when Dave took his test, so, this is not fair for me to make any comments. PLUS, I do not have 5050 on hand.

BTW, I did some indoor test-shots as per your requested.


1. ENVIRONMENT - Indoor/Office - Ceiling Fluorescent lamp ON, CAMERA SETTING - P Mode - Auto ISO, NO FLASH, FULL WIDE ZOOM
( F/2.5, 1/40sec, ISO-50, METERING MODE - SPOT)


2. ENVIRONMENT - Indoor/Office - Ceiling Fluorescent lamp ON, CAMERA SETTING - P Mode - Auto ISO, NO FLASH, FULL TELE ZOOM
( F/4, 1/30sec, ISO-100, METERING MODE - SPOT)


3. ENVIRONMENT - Indoor/Office - Ceiling Fluorescent lamp ON, CAMERA SETTING - P Mode - Auto ISO, NO FLASH, FULL TELE ZOOM
( F/4, 1/50sec, ISO-100, METERING MODE - SPOT)


4. ENVIRONMENT - Indoor/Office - Ceiling Fluorescent lamp OFF, DIM STREET LIGHT FROM THE BACK.
CAMERA SETTING - P Mode - Auto ISO, NO FLASH, FULL TELE ZOOM
( F/4, 4sec, ISO-200, METERING MODE - SPOT)


5. ENVIRONMENT - Indoor/Office - Ceiling Fluorescent lamp OFF, DIM STREET LIGHT FROM THE BACK.
CAMERA SETTING - P Mode - Auto ISO, NO FLASH, FULL WIDE ZOOM
( F/2.5, 4sec, ISO-200, METERING MODE - SPOT)
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Old Apr 1, 2004, 11:59 AM   #9
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Default thanks a million DCNEWBIE

LOOK GREAT TO ME !!!! DAVE must have had a BAD CAMERA !!!

THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DO THIS !!

ARE YOU ENJOYING THE CAMERA ??

LOVE THAT YOU HAVE NO RED EYES !!!

to me that is a breakthru!

chris
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Old Apr 1, 2004, 3:55 PM   #10
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Default where purchased?

CDNEWBIE, where did you purchase your 8080?
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