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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
US visitors CB-USB6 USB CABLE f/C5500/FERRARI 04
UK visitors CB-USB6 USB CABLE f/C5500/FERRARI 04
Note: All photographs and page content
Copyright © 1998-2005 Steve's Digicam Online, Inc.
Nothing on this page may be used, distributed or
copied without the author's prior permission.