|Olympus Camedia C-2500L TTL SLR Digital Camera (Extras included)|
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|A great filmless digital camera is made up of a lot more than "just pixels." The quality of the pixels themselves counts as much as the quantity - and that's what makes Olympus C-2500L the ultimate in filmless digital photography. It doesn't take good-looking digital images, it takes great photos. Designed with the professional and advanced amateur in mind, the fully-featured and versatile C-2500L uses an exclusive CCD and new TruePic Technology process to capture pixel information with improved accuracy. With an impressive 2.5 million pixel CCD (1712 x 1368 resolution), C-2500L produces perhaps the sharpest digital images ever-delivering the more accurate color, gradation and contrast of a true photograph.The advanced C-2500L also packs a number of impressive features, like a choice of fully automatic or fully manual exposure, white balance and focus, a versatile pop-up 5-mode flash, a powerful 3x Olympus optical zoom (the equivalent of a 36-110mm zoom on a 35mm film camera), and an SLR viewfinder that offers a 95%-centered view. Built for speed, the C-2500L can also shoot as fast as composition and focusing are done; there are no waiting in-between shots. After shooting, the C-2500L's high-resolution 122,000 pixel TFT LCD displays a clear, detailed image with a 2x or 4x magnification in inspection mode.|
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||2.5 MP|
|Macro Focus Range||2-60cm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Auto Focus type||TTL contrast detection|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||36 - 110mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/10000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Metering||Center-Weighted, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400|
|Light Sensitivity Max||400|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Effective Flash Range||0.3 m - 3.6 m|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Auto Flash, Fill-in Flash, Flash +/- Compensation, Flash Off, Rear Sync Flash, Red-eye Reduction Flash|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, Night Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Synchro|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||CompactFlash, MultiMediaCard, SmartMedia, SmartMedia Card|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical, Optical (Through-the-lens)|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Fixed eye-level pentaprism|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||95%|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 1.8" - color|
|Connector Types||1 x DC power input, 1 x composite video output, 1 x serial|
|Expansion Slot||1 x CompactFlash Card, 1 x SmartMedia Card|
|Battery Form Factor||Standard form factor|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, TIFF|
|Min Operating Temperature||0 °C|
|Max Operating Temperature||40 °C|
|Additional Features||Auto Power Save, DPOF Support, Date/Time Stamp, Not Interchangeable Lenses, Serial, With Tripod Mount|
|Shooting Modes||Frame Movie Mode|
|White Balance||Auto, Manual|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||1.3 frames per second|
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I have owned 3 of these cameras. I am an art professor who needs respectable image quality and adjustment features, and this camera was one of the first SLR style cameras to provide these features (especially an uncompressed TIFF image) for under $1000. When my first camera was stolen, I looked at replacement units that were now closer to $2000, and opted to re-purchase this older technology on eBay. Got one for $40. When that unit was accidentally damaged, I replaced it again with the same model, again on eBay. The camera may be only 2.5 Megapixels, but on the Super High Quality TIFF setting, I can save half-Meg images on the memory cards (I can get those for next to nothing as well). So I may have to keep a few cards on my person, but I get results comparable to newer $2000+ digital SLR camera's. If I were going to upgrade to a really expensive camera, I'd consider only Olympus and Nikon. It's a great camera.
Firstly I would recommend looking to online reviews of this camera for specific features, KEEPING IN MIND, this camera is from the late 90's and many of the reviews are too!
I bought this product as a cheap alternative to today's more expensive DSLRs.
For it's time this camera was a high grade hobby camera, not professional, but not beginner either.
If you want to take pictures and blow them up to the size of your TV don't buy this camera. If you want a cheap alternative DSLR to take nice quality photos for use on the internet or for personal use, etc. buy this camera.
The picture quality from a purely analogue perspective is fantastic.
Anything digital in this camera is subpar compared to any of todays DSLRs. The resolution is smaller, the processing time takes longer, etc.
Still, it has the features of a high quality camera, things you won't find in a $500 DSLR, like super Macro mode (which btw if fantastic on this camera).
I recommend looking at info about this thing on the web to find out if the specific features/capabilities it has are more valuable than the price and resolution, digital superiority, etc. of today's cameras. Consider your ultimate goal in buying a DSLR.
Last note: You'll have to buy a 128MB CF card from some internet site if you get this because that's the best it can do.
I absolutely love this camera. It is easy to use, and it takes amazingly good pictures. This camera is one of the best purchases I have made this year!
Its my first SLR Camera and for the age of the camera, I must say I am very pleased. It gets the job done and is quite handy in the outdoors. Best purchase I have ever made.