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Brand: Olympus
Part Numbers: C-8080 Wide Zoom, VF-07-MINI-USB-BLK-R01
UPC: 457012895535

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tolits 1:17am on Sunday, October 31st, 2010 
Averagely, I can tell this is a good camera. Easy to carry and use, good enough for fun / amateur. I had used it for two years. Have used extensively under all conditions with good results One year after purchase track door broke and camera switched off when opened.
ausmusj1 6:36am on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 
Takes good photos Cover flimsey, repair very expensive MIn $150.00 redick Small NO auto timer- no settings memory-reset when u turn on! great outdoor shots, size! redeye, SLOW (!), often blurry results in low light
SlickWillie 7:05pm on Monday, June 7th, 2010 
Same with the preceding, Olympus D40 camera is small with a 4 Megapixel. The C-50 Zoom has an optical viewfinder as well as a 1.5" color LCD display which displays aperture, shutter speed. Olympus launch of 4,000,000 pixels digital camera small C-40 Zoom, the ideal response. Olympus re-launch of 5,000,000 pixels new CAMEDIA C-50 Zoom.
AlexBardosch 4:59pm on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 
5.0 Megapixel Cheap Design Great quality, 5 MP of superb pictures, nice features Plastic materials, not durable at all, high price for a toy camera
dkuiphoff 8:43pm on Sunday, March 21st, 2010 
SUPER CAMERA. I have used this for sometime now and i love the pictures produced from this.Its also small enough to fit in my Handbag. A great camera!! I bought my camera in Bolivia (on the cheap!! Fantastic Gadget Well I have been fiddling with this camera for a few days , it isfantastic.

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It is strongly recommended that you follow these step-bystep numbered instructions to set up and quickly begin using your new C-50 Zoom Digital Camera.
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Gather your C-50 Zoom Camera and the parts as shown in the illustration. Youll need these to complete the steps for the camera set-up procedures that follow.

C-50 Zoom Digital Camera

LI-10B lithium ion battery
For more detailed instructions on advanced features, please refer to the printed Basic Manual included in your package, or the Reference Manual on the CD-ROM.

LI-10C battery charger

Battery charger AC cable

USB cable (grey color)

32 MB xD-Picture Card
The following items are also included in the C-50 Zoom package: Basic Manual, battery charger instructions, video cable, RM-1 remote control, warranty card, registration card, and safety precautions booklet.
Before you begin using your Olympus C-50 Zoom Digital Camera
Slide the battery/card compartment cover in the direction of the arrow, and lift open the cover as shown in the illustration. Insert the battery (note the label inside the battery chamber) into the compartment. When the battery is fully inserted, the red locking lever will be engaged. Do not close the battery/card compartment cover at this time.
TIP: An optional Olympus D-7AC AC adapter is available, and is recommended when downloading images to ensure a consistent power supply. See the C-50 Zoom Basic Manual for more information.

Locking lever

Charging the battery
The C-50 Zoom uses an Olympus Lithium ion battery (LI-10B) and dedicated charger (LI-10C). This is the only battery/charger designed for use with the C-50 Zoom. The battery cannot be charged while in the camera.

Charge indicator

Insert the xD-Picture Card
The xD-Picture Card is where the camera stores your pictures and is available in a variety of memory capacities. The pictures you take with the camera remain on the xD-Picture Card even when the camera is turned off and/or the battery is removed. Insert the xD-Picture Card into the spring-loaded card slot as shown in the illustration. Push the card fully into the slot. The card will lock into place when fully inserted. To remove, push down on the xD-Picture Card. The card will pop up. Pull to remove. Close the battery/card compartment cover and slide it back to lock it into place. Confirm you have installed the battery and xD-Picture Card properly by pressing. The "No Picture" message should be displayed in the monitor. Turn the camera off by pressing again.
Note: The Lithium ion battery is not fully charged when the camera is purchased. You must fully charge the battery using the charger before first use.
Insert the Lithium ion battery into the charger as indicated in the illustration. Connect the battery charger AC cable as shown to a standard wall outlet. To fully charge the battery requires approximately 2 hours. The charge indicator light will be red when charging, and will turn green when the charging process is complete.

Loading the battery

Note: The C-50 battery and media card compartments are accessed by opening the same compartment cover.

Attach the strap

Attach the strap as illustrated to make the camera easier to handle.
Flash mode button/Erase button


All you need to do is slide the lens barrier open or closed to turn the camera ON or OFF.

AF target mark

Green lamp Orange lamp
Macro/Spot button/Protect button

Turn the camera ON



Mode dial
Open the lens barrier fully until it clicks. The lens extends. To turn the camera off, slide the lens barrier until you feel the first click. Wait until the lens is fully retracted, then close the lens barrier all the way.
Monitor button (Quick View) Arrow pad

Power on

Power off


Card access lamp Tripod socket


OK/Menu button

Lens barrier

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TIP: To maximize battery life, the C-50 Zoom Digital Camera features a power saving mode in which the camera enters a sleep mode after approximately three (3) minutes of non-use. (Sleep intervals can be changed by the user. See the C-50 Zoom Basic Manual for instructions.) Press the shutter button to wake up the camera.


Battery/Card compartment cover

Set the Date and Time

Although this is not required, it is recommended that you set the date and time. This affects the way image file names are created, and will conveniently include this information with each picture. With the front lens barrier closed, press once. The monitor will turn on with "No Picture" displayed in the monitor. Press to display the menu. Press to select MODE MENU. Press three times to select SETUP. Press once, and then three times to highlight , and then press once. Use to select the date format (usually M, D, Y). Adjust the date and time in the appropriate fields by using to select the field, and to set the proper value. Repeat this step until all date/time fields have been set.
Note: Time is entered using the 24-hour format.
Camera Settings in Shooting Mode as shown in Monitor Shooting mode Battery check Green lamp Flash stand-by Flash mode Spot metering/ Macro mode Memory gauge Aperture value Shutter speed
Exposure compensation/ Exposure variance Self-timer Drive mode White balance


twice to store the date and time and exit the menu.

ISO 80

Camera Diagram and Controls
Now take a moment to familiarize yourself with the key areas of camera controls by reviewing the illustrations.
Zoom lever Shutter button Self-timer/ Remote control lamp Flash Number of storable still pictures/ seconds remaining AF target mark

ISO Record mode


Strap eyelet

Camera Settings in Playback Mode as shown in Monitor Print reserve Number of prints Remote control receiver Battery check
X10 SIZE: 2560 X 1920 F2.8 1/800 ISO 80 02.06.10 12:30 FILE: 100 0016
Protect Record mode Pixel resolution Exposure compensation White balance ISO Date and time File number, Frame number/ Playing time

Aperture value


Shutter speed

USB connector Connector cover


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DC-IN jack

Note: Depending on the camera settings, not all indicators will be displayed

Printed in Japan

There are two ways to compose your subject: with the viewfinder or using the monitor. Depending upon the shooting situation, there may be advantages to each method. Please refer to the printed Basic Manual for more information. Icons representing camera settings appear on the monitor, telling you important information such as the Flash and record modes, battery life, and the number of frames remaining. Press the shutter button halfway. The green lamp will light steadily when the focus and exposure are set. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. A short beep confirms your picture has been taken.

Flash Mode

Red-eye Reduction Flash Fill-in Flash


The camera automatically decides if the flash is needed. Reduces incidence of red-eye by emitting pre-flashes to shrink pupil size before firing the main flash. The strobe effect is normal operation for this mode. The flash always fires with every picture.

No icon Auto-flash

Taking a Picture with the Viewfinder
Turn the Mode dial to and then turn on the camera. Orange lamp Frame your subjects using the AF target mark in the viewfinder.
Slow Adjusts the flash for special situations requiring slow Synchronization shutter speeds. Slow Adjusts the flash for special situations requiring slow Synchronization shutter speeds when taking portraits. with Red-eye Reduction Flash Off Turns the flash off for times when flash photography is prohibited or not desired. The flash never fires.

Press the shutter button halfway.

Green lamp

The C-50 Zoom Camera confirms the focus and exposure are properly set when the green lamp in the viewfinder lights steadily. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. A short beep confirms your picture has been taken.


The C-50 Zoom features a zoom lens, allowing you to get closer to action, or capture wide-angle shots and get everything into the picture.
Push to zoom out Pull to zoom in
When the camera Mode dial is set to , Auto-flash, Red-eye, and Flash Off are available. Press to cycle through the available flash modes. With the shutter button depressed halfway, the flash is ready to fire when the orange lamp next to the viewfinder lights steadily. When the orange lamp is blinking, the flash is charging.
Taking a Picture with the Monitor
Turn the Mode dial to and then turn on the camera. Press and then frame your subject using the full-color monitor.
Push the lever to zoom out and get everything into the picture. Pull the lever to choose telephoto shooting and get closer to the action.
Number of Storable Pictures
Your C-50 Zoom Camera package includes a 32MB xD-Picture Card. When set to the default HQ record mode, you have enough capacity to store approximately 26 pictures. This mode allows you to capture high quality images with medium file sizes. The HQ mode is suitable for most shooting situations. See the C-50 Zoom Basic Manual for complete descriptions of each record mode and the storable frame capacity for the various resolution modes and xD-Picture Card capacities.
TIP: To find out how many frames you have left, turn on the monitor and look for
the number in the lower left corner. Remember, you can always delete unwanted pictures to make room for more. (See Step 5.)

Flash Modes

The C-50 Zoom features multiple flash modes. Please note that not all flash modes are available depending on the Mode dial position selected.
When you are finished reviewing your pictures: Press to turn the camera off. OR To return back to the shooting mode, press the shutter button halfway.
With the C-50 Zoom Camera, you can easily view the photos you wantand delete the ones you dont.
With the lens barrier closed, press and use the arrow keys to display the picture you want to erase. Press. The erase confirmation screen is displayed. Press to select YES, and then press. The picture is now erased.

TIP: Images can also be erased while in the "Quick View" mode described in step 5A. This makes it easy to quickly erase a picture that you just took.

Viewing Pictures

There are two ways to access the Playback mode:
If the camera is OFF and the lens barrier closed, press once. OR If the camera is in the shooting mode with the lens barrier fully open, press twice in rapid succession (Quick View).

Erasing Pictures

The beauty of digital photography is your ability to keep the photos you want, delete the rest, and reuse empty memory space to take new pictures. The C-50 Zoom Digital Camera offers two ways to permanently erase unwanted digital photos: Single-Frame Erase: Deletes only the picture currently displayed in the monitor. Once erased, pictures cannot be restored.
All-Frame Erase: Deletes all pictures on the xD-Picture Card in one operation, except for pictures you have protected. Once erased, pictures cannot be restored. With the lens barrier closed, press. Press , then press to select MODE MENU. Use to select the CARD tab, then press twice to access the CARD SETUP screen. ALL ERASE should be highlighted. Press. As a safeguard, the C-50 Zoom Camera will ask you to select YES or NO to confirm erasing, as this process permanently deletes all unprotected pictures. Select YES and press.
The last picture taken appears in the monitor. Use to scroll though all the images saved on your xD-Picture Card.
TIP: Olympus recommends using the optional D-7AC AC adapter to ensure a consistent power supply when downloading images.
Windows 98 users must install the "USB Driver for Windows 98" software before connecting the C-50 Zoom Digital Camera to the computer. Refer to the Software Installation Guide for complete information.
Put the camera into the communications mode by turning it onopen the lens barrier, or press.
Make sure that the camera is turned off before connecting it to your computer. Olympus makes it simple to connect the C-50 Zoom Digital Camera to your computer. Turn the camera off. Plug the supplied USB cable into the ports on your camera and computer as illustrated at right.
You've now mastered the basic functionality of your new Olympus C-50 Zoom Camera! You are now ready to begin exploring the possibilities that digital photography brings to your computer. Activities such as photo editing, e-mailing, printing, and much more are only steps away!

About the Olympus CAMEDIA Master 4.0 CD-ROM
Additional Camera Features
The C-50 Zoom Camera offers a host of advanced features to expand your creativity. Heres just a small sampling. See the C-50 Zoom Camera Basic Manual for details on these capabilities, and more! Advanced photographic controls: Aperture priority, Shutter priority, and full Manual modes are available to give you complete control of your photography. 6 Scene Program Shooting Modes: By turning the Mode dial, you can easily select the camera settings that most closely match your shooting situation. Macro Mode: For close-ups as tight as 8 inches, select Macro Mode. Movie Mode: Yes, the C-50 Zoom Camera records movies! (Movie Mode does not record sound.) Two-in-one Pictures: Combine two separate images taken in succession and store them as a single picture. Close-up Playback: Enlarge the pictures in the monitor to check details of the selected image. Index Display: View several thumbnail pictures on the monitor at once. Protecting Pictures: Prevents you from accidentally erasing photos. Video Playback: View your pictures and movies on a television monitor. Panorama Shooting: Connect overlapping images into a single picture using the panorama mode and Olympus Camedia Master software.
TIP: Remember to complete and return your Registration Card, and keep all camera documentation handy.
Your Olympus C-50 Zoom Digital Camera comes bundled with a suite of software and documentation. The CD includes:
CAMEDIA Master 4.0: To download pictures from the camera, view, organize, retouch, share, and print your digital photos and movies. USB Driver for Windows 98: This utility must be installed to allow the camera to communicate with your computer if it uses the Microsoft Windows 98 operating system. Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0: To access the C-50 Zoom Camera Reference Manual stored on the CD-ROM in PDF format. Olympus C-50 Zoom Camera Reference Manual: A complete reference guide in digital form, saved on the CD in PDF format. You may or may not need to install all of these applications, depending upon your type of computer and whether you have previously installed some titles. You are now ready to install the computer software. Open the CAMEDIA Master 4.0 CD-ROM package and locate the Software Installation Guide in the language you wish to use. Continue to follow the step-by-step instructions for installing the software, and enjoy your new digital photo processing capabilities!

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