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Old Apr 13, 2004, 12:40 PM   #1
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Default C-5060 - How do you like it?

How do you all like the C-5060? I'm thinking of getting it. I pretty much have things narrowed down to the 5060 and the Canon G5.
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Old Apr 16, 2004, 5:17 PM   #2
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Default 5060

A nice camera. All the features you could ever want. Beautiful pictures.

If you are a beginer you might want a simpler camera.
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Old Apr 18, 2004, 12:45 PM   #3
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I'm thinking on the 5060, but I like using optical viewfinder and I've read some bad things about this one.
I don't really like pointing with the TFT screen, so... What is your impression about this?

Everything else seem perfect on this camera!

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Old Apr 18, 2004, 6:34 PM   #4
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I guess I'm bad to ask. I rarely use the LCD unless shooting Macro. I realize there is more picture than is shown.

I've only ever used digital camera's like this so I'm fine with it. It wouldn't be my purchasing decision.

I'd be more concerned with the lens and picture quality.
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Old Apr 19, 2004, 3:22 AM   #5
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>I rarely use the LCD unless shooting Macro.

Me too

>I realize there is more picture than is shown.

Yes. This is always that way on digicams, but I've read about a lot of paralax. Image wouldn't be even centered. There is a test on these links:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PROD.../C56VFATOL.HTM
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PROD.../C56VFAWOL.HTM

Is it as bad? Is it necessary a lot of cropping to adjust what you wanted to be in the picture?


Another question: How's the battery life? How many pictures can be shoot without having to recharge?


>I'd be more concerned with the lens and picture quality.

Yes. I'm already convinced with picture quality and overall features


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Old Apr 19, 2004, 7:43 PM   #6
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I always shoot at the largest JPG size. Therefore you always have to crop. Just depends what size you want to end up with.

This camera has 3:2 so all you would have to do is resize.

It also has adjustments for the LCD target.

I hate to make this harder for you but definitely compare the Canon & Sony products.
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 3:12 AM   #7
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I just purchased the c 5060 on saturday. so far I like it but I have not been able to locate software that will allow me to controll the camera via my computer.. Help please
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Old Apr 20, 2004, 4:15 AM   #8
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>I always shoot at the largest JPG size. Therefore you always have
>to crop. Just depends what size you want to end up with.

I don't like having to crop every picture I take.

This isn't the forum to talk about Canon, but most people critics G5's viewfinder because the lens obstructs a bit the view but this've been done this way to mantain paralax at minimum. There's always more picture that the seen on the viewfinder, but at least it's centered. This makes using viewfinder a real option

Thanks for your replies...


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Old Apr 20, 2004, 4:18 AM   #9
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>I just purchased the c 5060 on saturday. so far I like it but I have
>not been able to locate software that will allow me to controll the
>camera via my computer.. Help please

Try the links at this page:

http://www.molon.de/5060.html#RemoteControl

(look the full page; there's plenty of useful information)


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Old Apr 25, 2004, 4:37 PM   #10
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A word of warning - I bought the 5060 and a month later almost all functions stopped working with the exception of the shutter release and flash, effectively rentering the camera a very expensive point-and-shoot. The camera is currently being sent back to Olympus, as there is no local rep in my area, and it will be at least two weeks before I hear a reply.
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