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PMA 2004: 8-megapixel Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom digital camera

Visitors of PMA 2004 that is now being held in Las Vegas, NV, have a chance to see Olympus´s new digital camera, C-8080. It seems that all digital camera manufacturers decided to add 8-megapixel solutions to their product series. C-8080 Wide Zoom key specs include the new image processor — TruePic TURBO — allowing for short ready time and a hot shoe.




Here are the camera specs taken from company´s North American website:

  • 2/3" 8.31-megapiel CCD, 8 million effective pixels
  • 15 elements in 13 groups, 7.13mm — 35.6 mm (28-140 mm in 35mm equiv.)
  • 5x optical and 3x digital zoom
  • F2.4-3.5 to F8.0
  • 1/4000-16 s exposures
  • ISO Auto, 50, 64, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400
  • EXIF 2.2 TIFF (uncompressed), EXIF JPEG, DCF image formats
  • QuickTime JPEG movies
  • Resolutions incldue 3264 x 2448 TIFF, SHQ, HQ; 2592 x 1944 TIFF, SQ1; 2288 x 1712 TIFF, SQ1; 2048 x 1536 TIFF, SQ1; 1600 x 1200 TIFF, SQ2; 1280 x 960 TIFF, SQ2; 1024 x 768 TIFF, SQ2; 640 x 480 TIFF, SQ2; 3264 x 2176 3:2 SHQ, HQ
  • Video resolutions include 640 x 480 HQ @ 15 fps; 320 x 240 SQ @ 15 fps
  • Black and white, Sepia, Sharpness, Contrast, Color Phase, Resize, Guideline effects
  • Up to 10 frames panoramas, stitched with CAMEDIA Master (when using Olympus xD-Picture Cards)
  • Up to 1.6 fps bursts in any JPEG mode
  • 0.44" EVF, 240,000 pixels
  • 1.8" LCD, 134,000 pixels
  • 0.6m to inf. Normal, 0.1m to 2.0m Macro, 5cm Super Macro focusing ranges
  • 2 EV exposure with 1/3 or 1/2 EV increments
  • Digital ESP, Spot, Center Weighted measuring
  • iESP2 auto TTL, presets (Daylight, Overcast, Tungsten, Fluorescent) white balance
  • Flash modes include Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Fill-In (front curtain; front curtain + Red-Eye Reduction), Forced Off
  • 7s flash charge time at normal temperature and with BLM-1 battery
  • Supports xD-Picture Cards (16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512MB), Compact Flash Type I/II; bundled with 32MB xD-Picture Card
  • USB, NTSC interfaces
  • 124x84.5x99mm size
  • 660 g weight w/o batteries and Flash card
  • Expected in North American retail in February 2004
  • MSRP of $999

Besides, Olympus also introduced two converters for C-8080 Wide Zoom installed via a CLA-8 adapter ($44.95):

  • WCON-08D ($219.95), wide, 0.8x factor (22.5mm in 35mm equiv.)
  • TCON-14D ($239,95), tele, 1.4x factor (160mm in 35mm equiv.)

On the photo below you can see Olympus C-8080 Wide with the TCON-14D teleconverter:




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