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Old Jul 5, 2010, 8:04 AM   #1
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found this camera on craigslist today.......

http://fayetteville.craigslist.org/ele/1824610262.html

Olympus CAMEDIA C-5060 WIDE ZOOM

does anyone know anything about it? it came out several years ago, but seems to be a decent camera to have as a spare. its only 5mp but that doesnt really matter much. it seemed to be top of the line in 2003 and sold for around 500 dollars. would it make a decent goof around camera for 50 bucks??

i have a bridge camera i use regularly, iwas just thinking this might be a good backup.......
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Old Jul 5, 2010, 8:38 AM   #2
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It was reviewed on Steve's at the time:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/camer...om-review.html

Seven years is a very long time in the world of digital cameras. It might
be worth $30-50 of your money. The original battery is probably clapped
out by now. It takes xD and CF cards which are a bit more expensive
than SDHC.
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Some of these older cameras are packed with features you don't see on any new P&S. This particular camera has very similar features as the old Sony V3, which sells on eBay for $150+. The sensor is larger than most P&S out there (1/1.8") but ISO only goes up to 400. It offers hot shoe for external flash, top display (like old DSLRs), etc. Assuming the camera is in good operational shape, it's certainly worth the $50.
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I agree if the camera is fully operational and in good cosmetic condition $50.00 is a fair price. but based on its age you probably cannot expect it to last for more than 12 to 18 months.

The C-5060 uses the BLM-1 battery, be sure you get that battery and the charger for it. The camera uses both XD cards, and CF cards, see if the seller will include some cards. Be sure to get the Owner's Manual, and the USB uploading cable.

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Old Jul 6, 2010, 3:51 PM   #5
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i would really like to get a second camera, dont know why but i would. its between this one and a fujifilm s1000 i found at nearby pawnshop for 89 dollars. the fujifilm is a little sketchy b/c i went to check it out and the guy behind the counter didnt have any batteries. so as of now i have no idea if it even functions. either way, craigslist or pawnshop, is a gamble i guess.
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You're much better off with the C-5060. It was a much higher quality camera, when new.

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wouldnt the megapixel count make a difference in the shot quality??
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The C-5060 was 5mp with a very good wide aperture lens and that lens will make a very measurably difference in image quality. You will not be disappointed. Just be sure you get all the items I reminded you about above.

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wouldnt the megapixel count make a difference in the shot quality??
Pixel count only makes a difference on enlargements. The bigger the size you want to print, the more MP you need. I have a Sony H1, which is a 5 MP camera and it takes beautiful pictures, much better than many new cameras I've recently purchased, tested and returned. If you want to spend more, check the Sony V3 on eBay. It's an awesome camera (I had one and regret having sold it).
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unfortunately when i called about the c5060, the lady was selling it as we were talking. are there any other cameras in that same category of lower mp count that i could look for??
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