5 megapixel baby Olympus C-50 is born
By Ian Burley
LIVE FROM PHOTOKINA 2002, COLOGNE, GERMANY
Olympus reveals smallest 5MP compact yet
On the eve of the huge biennial Photokina trade show, Olympus has made a firm bid for the limelight with the unveiling of what is possibly the smallest 5 megapixel digicam yet. This is the C-50 Zoom and while it my simply sound like a C-40Z with a higher resolution sensor, the C-50Z is actually an entirely new camera that is even smaller than the already diminutive C-40Z.
Inside you will find the same 1/1.8 inch 5 megapixel CCD previously announced for the Olympus C-5050Z, (click here)which also gets its public debut at Photokina today. This serves a 3x zoom equivalent to 38-114mm in 35mm film terms. Olympus TruePic image processing is also featured.
Another notable feature of the C-50Z is that it is the first Olympus to be announced sporting only a xD memory card slot. This legacy-free design helped Olympus achieve the C-50Zís commendably diminutive dimensions.
The C-50Z will be available in the UK from November with a guide price of £549.99.
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