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Olympus announce Camedia C-5060 Wide Zoom - Digital camera with super fast start up time

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Olympus announce Camedia C-5060 Wide ZoomThe new 5.1 megapixel Camedia C-5060 Wide Zoom is one of the fastest digital camera models with a startup time of merely 3 sec and a release time lag (including AF time) of 0.4 sec (in wide-angle, focus position from 80cm to infinity) so you don’t need to worry about missing that golden moment.
It just takes a fraction of a second from pressing the release to getting the shot. And in the high speed sequence shooting mode, the shooting speed of three frames per second (HQ) ensures that you can capture a whole series of breathtaking moments.
The camera also stands out with its wide-angle capabilities. Starting at a focal length of 27mm (35mm camera equivalent), the lens gives you the broad scope to capture sweeping landscapes or the majesty of great architecture. But what’s so special about a digital camera with a wide-angle lens? Well, to avoid the problem of cornershading, a loss of quality at the edge of the frame, first-class optical elements need to be used and arranged to ensure the telecentric transmission of light. Only then, when the light hits the camera’s sensor at a right angle, are bright, colourful results ensured. But there’s no need to restrict yourself to the big picture. The camera’s 4x zoom (equivalent to 110mm with a 35mm camera) also lets you concentrate your photographic eye on details from a scene, such as a face in the crowd.

Besides its impressive technology the C-5060 Wide Zoom also lives through its design features, such as the multi-angle high-resolution LCD monitor which, fixed to a flexible hinge, can be tilted up and swivelled round by 270° to provide you with a clear view of your subject even from a difficult perspective. The dual AF system ensures your objects are perfectly focussed, and four different exposure modes (programme, shutter priority, aperture priority and fully manual) guarantee complete ease of use as well as room for professional creativity. Compact and ergonomic in design, the Camedia C-5060 Wide Zoom has a body of magnesium, which meets demands for both strength and lightness. The smart black finish perfectly reflects the model’s pro capabilities. And, of course, the C-5060 Wide Zoom is also compatible with a range of CAMEDIA system accessories, like – via a hot shoe – external flash systems, a power grip, filters as well as a tele and wide angle lens converter.

The Camedia C-5060 Wide Zoom is the ideal camera for the demanding user, providing all the functions and features needed to explore numerous creative avenues. Sales of this top-of-the-range camera will commence in November 2003.

Main Features

  • Extremely fast startup time (3 sec.) and very short shutter release time lag of 0.4 sec. (including AF time in wide angle, focus position from 80cm to infinity)
  • High speed sequence shooting: three frames per second in HQ mode
  • 5.1 megapixels and beautifully designed magnesium body
  • 4x optical zoom (equiv. 27 –110mm, f2.8–4.8)
  • Multi-angle high resolution LCD monitor
  • Programme, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Full Manual mode
  • 6 scene programmes (normal, portrait, night scene, landscape, landscape with portrait, sports)
  • Dual AF system
  • Hot shoe
  • Movie recording function
  • Saves to xD-Picture Card, Compact Flash and Microdrive
  • PictBridge compatible
  • Variety of newly-developed accessories are available, including a direct filter mount and bayonet mount conversion lens system



Digital camera with 4.5 cm/1.8 inch colour TFT LCD monitor.


Image sensor

1/1.8 inch CCD solid-state image pickup with 5.13 million pixels.

Effective pixel number

5.10 million pixels. (The actual number of pixels used in image processing.)

Filter array

Primary colour filter (RGB).


Storage media type

Removable xD-Picture Card (16, 32, 64, 128, 256 and 512MB).
Compact Flash Type I/II, Microdrive (except 320MB).


Optical zoom



8 lenses in 7 groups. 2 aspherical lens elements. ED lens

Filter diameter

Use filter adapter CLA-7

Focal length

5.7 22.9mm (equivalent to 27 110mm lens in 35mm format).

Maximum aperture

f/2.8 (wide)/f/4.8 (tele).

Digital zoom

1x 3.5x (14x seamless zoom when combined with optical zoom).


Optical real image.

LCD monitor

1.8 inch colour TFT LCD monitor with 130,388 pixels.



TTL autofocus with contrast detection.


AF illuminator.



iESP autofocus, spot autofocus, AF area is selectable.



Working range

Standard mode

0.8m infinity.

Macro mode

0.2 0.8m.

Super macro mode

From as close as 3cm.



Digital ESP metering, spot metering, multi-spot metering, centre-weighted metering.


AE lock, exposure area selection, histogram in shooting and playback mode.


Exposure control

Programmed auto exposure, Aperture Priority Auto and Shutter Priority Auto, Manual exposure.

AE lock.

Scene programs: Normal, Portrait, Night Scene, Landscape, Landscape with Portrait, Sports.

Shutter speed

16 1/4000 sec.


2 EV in 1/3 EV or 1/2 EV steps (selectable).

Auto bracketing

Max. 5 images.



ISO 80/100/200/400.


ISO 80/100/200/400.





White balance adjustment

(Red) -7 +7 (blue).


Shade, overcast, sunlight, evening sun, tungsten light, fluorescent light 1,2,3, 4.

Full manual

One-touch, custom.


Built-in flash


Auto (automatic activation in low and backlight), Red-eye reduction, Fill-in (forced activation), Slow synchronisation, Off (no flash).

Working range

Approx. 0.8 3.7m (W); 0.8 2.2m (T).

Recycle time

Approx. 5 sec.

Guide number


External flash connection

Yes, hot shoe.

Sequence shooting

1.7 shots per sec. in SHQ mode.
3 shots per second in HQ mode.


Image processing

Proper gamma technology, noise reduction, advanced noise filter, noise canceller, pixel mapping, TruePic.

Image quality adjustment

Sharpness -5 +5.

Contrast -5 +5.

Saturation -5 +5.

Function shooting

Sepia mode, black & white mode, black board mode, white board mode, panorama mode, two in one function.


Still image edit

Re-size, trimming, RAW data edit.

Motion picture edit

Edit, index.


Still image

JPEG (DCF: "Design rule for Camera File system"), TIFF (non-compress), RAW, Exif 2.2 support, Print Image Matching II support, DPOF support.

Motion picture

QuickTime Motion JPEG®*.


Wave format.

Number of storable frames (approx., with 32Mb xD-Picture Card)

Still picture mode

3264 x 2448

(enlarged size)

SHQ: 6

HQ: 16

2592 x 1944


SHQ: 8

RAW: 4

HQ: 25

2592 x 1728

SHQ (3:2): 9

HQ (3:2): 28

2288 x 1712


SQ1: high 11/normal 32

2048 x 1536


SQ1: high 13/normal 40

1600 x 1200


SQ1: high 22/normal 64

1280 x 960


SQ2: high 34/normal 99

1024 x 768

TIFF: 13

SQ2: high 53/normal 153

640 x 480

TIFF: 33

SQ2: high 132/normal 331

Motion picture mode

SHQ (640 x 480 pixels): 39 sec. max. (15 frames/sec.)
(320 x 240 pixels): 96sec. max. (15 frames/sec.)
SQ (160 x 120 pixels): 424 sec. max. (15 frames/sec.)


Rechargeable battery

Li-ion battery, 7.4V.

One-time-use battery


AC adapter

Optional AC adapter C-8AC.


DC input terminal, USB Auto Connect interface (storage class/SDK), A/V output.


DPOF setting

Single-frame print reservation, all print reservation, number of prints, cropping, date/time display.

Direct printing

PictBridge support allows direct printing with compatible printers.

Multilingual menu

English / French / German / Spanish / Japanese / Russian / Portuguese / Italian.

Setting memorisation

ON /OFF/ My mode (8 settings storable).



Date/time/calendar system

Up until 2099.



116 (W) x 87 (H) x 65.6 (D)mm (excluding protrusions).



Box contents

32Mb xD-Picture Card, USB cable, video cable, rechargeable battery, battery charger, strap, CAMEDIA Master 4.1, manuals.

Price and Availablity The Camedia C-5060 Wide Zoom will be available for 599.99.
Olympus UK

Web: www.olympus.co.uk
Tel: 0800 111 4888


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