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Olympus CAMEDIA C-150

The CAMEDIA C-150 is the perfect model for those who want to explore the world of digital photography at an extremely affordable price. Featuring seve...

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Super

ProCompact, versatile and easy to use.

ConsUses batteries very quickly

I have looked and looked for a digital camera for ages, to be honest as I am no expert I found the whole thing quite daunting. I have always been a 35mm type person and I feel quite confident with most aspects of normal cameras. But the whole digital field is new. I have used a few digital...

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ProCan be used for snapshots or more advanced photos....

ConsEats batteries. Software needs registering if you ...

I once swore that I would never bother with a digital camera. The cheap models produced disappointing "webcam" type results and a fortune would need to be paid to get anything that rivalled the 35mm SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras. However, all has changed within the space of a few years and...

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“Simplicity itself”

published 23/06/2011

ProEasy to use, reliable, fits nicely in the hand, ch...

ConsOverdone saturation of some colours, no optical zo...

Introduction Ah, now this takes me back. The first person in my family to get a digital camera that was really much more than a toy was my dad, quite a few years ago now, and the camera he got was one of these things. He didn't have much choice in the matter, as it was an unexpected gift, but he...

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“SHOULD I ? OR SHOULD'NT I ?”

published 16/03/2006

ProREMOVABLE XD-PICTURE CARD

ConsEATS BATTERY FOR DINNER,ANOYEING WAIT BEFORE FLASH...

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ When choosing a digital camera there are lots of choices you will have to make and just like all technology things change so often that one minute you will think you got a really good deal or the best camera around and the next you will think...

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Satisfactory

ProSmall and comfortable to hold.

ConsMany - As stated in my review

The Olympus Camedia C – 150 is in my opinion a step back wards for Olympus. One of the previous cameras to this is the C – 100, and to be honest, I use this camera mostly with the new one as a back up. The C – 150 comes with almost identical features, and options as the previous, but looks more...

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“My first ever digital camera”

published 11/12/2003

ProGood camera for under £100.00

ConsI never have enough batteries

Well as my title says this was my very first time into the world of digital cameras and i decided that i didnt want to spend a lot so i found this at Comet or Currys (forget which one) for £99.00. The main reason i bought the camera was to take pictures for selling items on ebay. The 2nd reason...

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Excellent

ProIdeal for the first time user

ConsNone that I can think of

Having never really considered getting a digital camera, I had the C150 bought for me as a birthday present. Initially I wasn't too impressed, what do I want with a digital camera? But then I started using it and was pleasantly surprised to say the least. The camera is extremely user friendly and...

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Excellent

“Defiinitely a Good Buy”

published 28/01/2004

ProEasy to Use

ConsDrains Battery Power Quickly

I bought my first PC in October 2003 and decided shortly afterwards that I needed a digital camera to go with it! Price was a big factor in which camera I chose and after a lot of deliberation, I finally decided upon the Olympus Camedia C-150, which I bought from Comet for under £85. This was...

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Excellent

Prosnap over cover to protect lens, easy to use

Conseats batteries very fast

I bought this for myself about 3 months ago from comet online, it was £99 back then which was the cheapest place at the time considering dixons and jessops wanted £140. I know you can get them much cheaper now from comet and dixons (think they're around £79) but I was happy to have paid what I...

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Excellent

“Would Definitely Recommend”

published 22/03/2004

ProGood quality pictures, Value for money, Compact de...

ConsUses batteries fairly quickly

A few months ago I decided to buy a digital camera. I didn't want to buy anything too expensive, yet I wanted the quality of the pictures to be good. I decided on the Olympus C-150 as it had a compact design, was value for money and had a reputable name. When I brought the camera home and used it...

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Excellent

“The Olympus Technology”

published 13/12/2003

ProSmall, Easy to Use, Good Picture Quality

ConsEveryone wants to borrow it!

I bought my Olympus C-150 digital camera a couple of months ago from Argos for £100 and have found endless uses for it, i use it for my eBay auction pictures, my friend borrowed it for pictures for his mums clothes website, pictures of relatives plus loads more! The pictures come out well even...

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Good

“A top camera - till it broke”

published 20/09/2005

ProExtremely simple, good battery life

ConsMine broke

This was my first plunge into the world of digital photography and it couldn't have been simpler, the camera combines the familiar setup of a 35mm and quality of a digital camera. For the one year i had this camera i took well over 100pics and easily transferred them to my computer with the free...

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“its a shame...”

published 09/03/2005

ProReally good quality photos

Consstarted going wrong after 2 months

i really liked my digital camera , took really good photos and was ideal for what i wanted. my friend also has this camera but she had the same problem i had with mine..which was when i was to put new batteries in the camera they would only last for 1hr (even with Duracel) and the screen would go...

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Excellent

“Good Starter”

published 02/04/2004

ProGreat Price

ConsOnly 2MP

This camera is great for beginnersat the digital camera game. It has easy controls and is at a very reasonable price. Although the memory card it comes with is a mere 16MB, you can always purchase a higher memory capacity for not a great amount of money like I did. In my case a new 64MB memory...

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“just about right”

published 11/09/2003

Prothe price is quiet reasonable for a digital camera...

Consthe battrery consumption is too much and the

i bought this camera over the internet from amazon and their delivery service i must say it was a bit slow i waited 3 weeks for the camera. However its a vey nice sleek looking camera it comes with a standard black case. At first the manuals were a little confusing. Thre battery consumption is...

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Product Information : Olympus CAMEDIA C-150

Manufacturer's product description

The CAMEDIA C-150 is the perfect model for those who want to explore the world of digital photography at an extremely affordable price. Featuring several automatic and creative functions and a bright lens (f2.8), this auto focus model guarantees top-quality results while remaining incredibly easy to use. The C-150 also contains a well-laid out multi-language menu with a choice of four languages. Its operation as well as picture framing and viewing is aided by the 1.8-inch LCD monitor, the largest in this camera category. Thanks to its compact design, the C-150 can be taken almost anywhere to shoot the most spontaneous moments. The CAMEDIA C-150 offers exceptional ease of use for a smooth entry into the world of digital photography. Just insert batteries and xD-Picture Card, then point and shoot. Everything else is built in: automatic systems for exposure, focusing, ISO, white balance and an integrated flash with various modes as well as a high-quality 38 mm AF lens (equivalent to a 35 mm camera). As such, the CAMEDIA C-150 is perfect not only for complete beginners to photography, but also for newcomers to its digital form. Four scene programs provide the photographer with pre-set shooting parameters for common motifs, such as portraits, self-portraits, night scenes and landscapes. Besides automatic white balance, a selection can be made between four pre-sets for sunlight, overcast conditions, tungsten and fluorescent lights for true color reproduction. Other functions, including panorama mode, 2 in 1 shooting, and recording of short movie sequences in QuickTime Motion JPEG format, offer the photographer further innovative shooting options. But the fun does not end there. Photos captured in color may be changed to black and white or sepia, altering compositions to suit personal tastes or capture a particular mood. The image rotation function is particularly useful when viewing photos originally taken in the portrait format, on a TV. Thanks to the USB AutoConnect interface, images are downloaded quickly and easily to a computer. The CAMEDIA Master software delivered with the camera offers users numerous options for further processing their digital photos. Images are saved onto an xD-Picture Card, the ultra-compact media storage card. The CAMEDIA C-150 supports the EXIF 2.2 standard as well as PIM II, enabling compatible printers to apply the saved data in order to produce optimized results. Featuring 2.0-megapixel resolution, the CAMEDIA C-150 is an extremely versatile and affordable digital camera which is child's play to operate.

Product Details

Product Description: Olympus CAMEDIA C-150 - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card

Sensor Resolution: 2.0 Megapixel

Lens System: Lens - 5 mm - f/2.8

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Digital Zoom: 2.5 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image

Display: LCD display - 1.8"

Supported Battery: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included ), 2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Dimensions (WxDxH): 11.2 cm x 4 cm x 6.2 cm

Weight: 0.2 kg

General

MPN: C-150, 0050332141841, 141841, C15016MB, N1288492, 997593

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Sensor Resolution: 2.0 Megapixel

Optical Sensor Type: CCD

Total Pixels: 2,110,000 pixels

Effective Sensor Resolution: 2,000,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Size: 1/3.2"

Digital Zoom: 2.5 x

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Digital Video Format: QuickTime

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Exposure Metering: Centre-weighted, spot

Exposure Modes: Programme, automatic

Shooting Programs: Landscape, portrait mode, self-portrait, night scene

Special Effects: Black & White, Sepia

White Balance: Automatic, presets

White Balance Presets: Fluorescent, sunlight, tungsten light, overcast

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 2 sec

Exposure Compensation: ±2 EV range, in 1/2 EV steps

Lens System

Type: Lens - 5 mm - f/2.8

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 38mm

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Min Focus Distance: 50 cm

Macro Focus Range: 20-50cm

Lens Construction: 4 groups / 5 elements

Features: Aspherical lens

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Fill-in mode, backlight mode, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Effective Flash Range: 0.2 m - 3.3 m

Additional Features

Additional Features: Date/time stamp, DPOF support, PRINT Image Matching

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image

Display

Type: 1.8" LCD display

Resolution: 61,000 pixels

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Olympus Camedia Master

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Hand strap, USB cable, video cable

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included ), 2 x AA NiMH rechargeable battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: XD-Picture Card

Supported Memory Cards: XD-Picture Card

Included Memory Card: 16 MB xD, 32 MB xD

Image Storage: Super-fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 11 - with 16MB card ¦ Fine JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 32 - with 16MB card ¦ JPEG 1024 x 768 : 76 - with 16MB card ¦ JPEG 640 x 480 : 165 - with 16MB card

Video Capture: QuickTime - 320 x 240 - 15 fps - 88 sec - with 16MB card ¦ QuickTime - 160 x 120 - 15 fps - 352 sec - with 16MB card

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 11.2 cm

Depth: 4 cm

Height: 6.2 cm

Weight: 0.2 kg

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

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