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Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom



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Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom

The C-5500 features a 5x optical Olympus zoom lens with a 38mm-190mm (35mm equivalent) focal length and a maximum aperture of f2.8-f/4.8. This is an all-glass lens constructed of 9 lenses in 7 groups.

Equipped with a low-light AF-assist lamp, the contrast detection autofocus system has a range of 1.9 (0.6m) - infinity in wideangle and from 3.9 (1.2m) - infinity in telephoto. The Macro mode coverage is from 3 (0.08m) 1.9 (0.6m) in wideangle and from 1.9 (0.6m) 3.9 (1.2m) in telephoto. The Super Macro coverage is from .07 (0.02m) 3 (0.08m) and the lens is locked in wideangle.




Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom

The C-5500 employs an eyelevel real image zoomed optical viewfinder. There are two LEDs to indicate flash and auto focus status. There is no diopter adjustment.




Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom

The manual popup speedlight has modes for: Auto, Red-eye Reduction and Fill-in. The maximum working range in wideangle is 12.5ft (5m) and 7.2ft. (3.5m) in telephoto. The flash squelches down nicely for macro exposures.



Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom

The high resolution 2-inch color LCD has 110,000 pixels and can be used for preview, review and accessing the camera's menu system. The monitor can display a realtime histogram or be turned off using the menu.



Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom

Controls on the back: Quick View for reviewing the last image captured. The AEL is used to lock the exposure, in review it is used to rotate images. The Quick View button is for fast review of the image taken last. The Flash mode button in review will Protect or Unprotect images. The Macro focus button selects either normal Macro or Super Macro closeup modes. The 4-way controller is for navigating menus, changing settings and selecting playback images. The OK button accepts menu selections and calls up the menu.



Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom

Top controls: The shutter release/zoom lens control (functions as the index and zoomed playback in review mode.) The Power on/off button. Angled off the back edge is the Mode Dial with positions for: AUTO, Program AE, Aperture priority AE, Shutter-speed priority AE, Manual, MyMODE, Scene, Movie and Playback.




Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom

On the left side are the I/O ports:

A/V output, video is NTSC or PAL, audio is monaural and USB 2.0 (full speed, not high speed) data port.









DC INput for optional AC adapter



Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom

The C-5500 stores its data on xD-Picture Cards and comes with a 16MB size card. xD cards are currently available up to 512MB with 1GB size cards available very soon.


Number of Storable Photos

  Quality Mode Pixel Resolution 16MB xD-Picture Card (included) 512MB xD-Picture Card
Still images
(w/o sound)
Unit: shots
SHQ
HQ
2592 x 1944
2592 x 1944
4 shots
12 shots
139 shots
409 shots
SHQ1
HQ1
2592 x 1728
2592 x 1728
4 shots
14 shots
156 shots
456 shots
SQ1
SQ1
2288 x 1712
2288 x 1712
5 shots
16 shots
178 shots
523 shots
SQ1
SQ1
2048 x 1536
2048 x 1536
6 shots
20 shots
221 shots
652 shots
SQ1
SQ1
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
11 shots
32 shots
363 shots
1030 shots
SQ2
SQ2
1280 x 960
1280 x 960
17 shots
49 shots
560 shots
1597 shots
SQ2
SQ2
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
26 shots
76 shots
863 shots
2457 shots
SQ
SQ
640 x 480
640 x 480
66 shots
165 shots
2129 shots
5324 shots
Still images
(w/sound)
Unit: shots
SHQ
HQ
2592 x 1944
2592 x 1944
4 shots
12 shots
138 shots
399 shots
SHQ
HQ
2592 x 1728
2592 x 1728
4 shots
13 shots
155 shots
443 shots
SQ1
SQ1
2288 x 1712
2288 x 1712
5 shots
15 shots
176 shots
507 shots
SQ1
SQ1
2048 x 1536
2048 x 1536
6 shots
19 shots
218 shots
626 shots
SQ1
SQ1
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1200
11 shots
30 shots
354 shots
968 shots
SQ2
SQ2
1280 x 960
1280 x 960
16 shots
45 shots
541 shots
1452 shots
SQ2
SQ2
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
25 shots
66 shots
819 shots
2129 shots
SQ
SQ
640 x 480
640 x 480
58 shots
124 shots
1879 shots
3993 shots
Movie
(w/o sound)
Unit: min.
HQ
SQ
320 x 240
320 x 240
approx. 24 sec.
approx. 48 sec.
approx. 774 sec.
approx. 1548 sec.
Movie
(w/sound)
Unit: min.
HQ
SQ
320 x 240
320 x 240
approx. 23 sec.
approx. 46 sec.
approx. 762 sec.
approx. 1503 sec.
All capacity figures are approximate.




Olympus C-7070 Wide Zoom

The C-5500 is powered by either four AA type or two CR-V3 type batteries. We recommend rechargeables for both financial and ecological reasons. For infrequent use, the disposable CR-V3 lithium batteries are the best choice as they offer a very long shelf life. Check out our Rechargeable Battery Page for info and prices on high-capacity NiMH AA cells and the rechargeable RCR-V3 battery packs.





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US visitors CB-USB6 USB CABLE f/C5500/FERRARI 04

$ 18.99 at TheNerds.net
$ 24.39 at ElectronicsPLUS
$ 26.21 at DATAVAS



UK visitors CB-USB6 USB CABLE f/C5500/FERRARI 04

18.99 at TheNerds.net
24.39 at ElectronicsPLUS
26.21 at DATAVAS





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