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C-50 Zoom

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What other options are available for downloading my images to my computer, aside from using the C-50 Zoom camera?

You can use any of the following accessories:

MAUSB-10 xD-Picture Card/SmartMedia USB Reader/Writer (stock number 200830)
MAPC-10 xD-Picture Card PCMCIA Adapter (stock number 200835)
MACF-10 xD-Picture Card Compact Flash Adapter (stock number 200837)

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How do I download from the camera to my computer?

Instructions for downloading images from the C-50 Zoom are located on the CD Rom under the "Reference" under "Connecting the Camera to a PC", or at our web site at

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What is the battery life expectancy of the C-50 Zoom?

The supplied Lithium Ion battery provides approximately 150- 250 shots per charge with typical usage.

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How long does it take for the Lithium Ion battery to be charged?

Initially it takes approximately 3 - 4 hours. After the battery has been charged once, full charging time is 2 - 3 hours. The Li-ON battery does not have to be discharged completely before recharging. It can be recharged at any time.

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Which ac adapter can I use with the C-50 Zoom camera?

The D-7AC AC Adapter is designed specifically for the C-50 Zoom camera. It has 4.8 volts at 2 amps. The stock number is 200850. It can be purchased through an Olympus dealer or the Olympus Emporium or 1800 201-7766.

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Does the Olympus C-50 Zoom camera support the new Exif image format standard?

Yes, the C-50 Zoom supports Exif 2.2 image format. The Exif 2.2 image format records data tags for specific camera settings and functions.

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Does the Olympus C-50 Zoom camera support Print Image Matching (PIM)?

Yes, the C-50 supports this easy-to-use high quality printing feature.

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How long does the C-50 Zoom camera take to record image files?

Images Record Mode Resolution Record Time
Still Picture TIFF(TIFF) 2560 x 1920 Approx. 28 sec.
SHQ(JPEG) 2560 x 1920 Approx. 3.4 sec.
HQ(JPEG) 2560 x 1920 Approx. 2.2 sec.
SQ1(JPEG) 2048 x 1536 Approx. 1.9 sec.
SQ2(JPEG) 1600 x 1200 Approx. 1.4 sec.
1280 x 960 Approx. 1 sec.
1024 x 768 Approx. 1 sec.
640 x 480 Approx. 0.8 sec.

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Do I need a special USB connection cord to connect to connect my camera to my computer?

Yes, the CB-USB4 cable that comes packaged with the camera; is required for downloading images using the camera. The stock number for a replacement cable is 200776. It can be purchased through the Olympus Emporium or 1 800 201-7766.

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How many times can the Lithium Ion battery be charged?

It can be recharged approximately 300 times.

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How do I purchase an extra battery for my C-50 Zoom camera?

The stock number for the LI-10B Lithium Ion battery is 200838. It can be purchased through an Olympus dealer or the Olympus Emporium or 1 800 201-7766.

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When shooting at full telephoto in the macro mode, what is the size of the subject area that will fill the frame?

It is approximately 4.5"x 3.5".

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Does the C-50 Zoom camera have a video output feature?

Yes, it supports both NTSC and PAL.

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Is sound recording available on the C-50 Zoom?

No, sound recording is not available on the C-50 Zoom camera. The camera does not have a built-in microphone.

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My pictures are very dark. What can be wrong?

Please make sure that when shooting images, your finger does not block the flash.

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What is the amount of storable images and file sizes at different compressions and the movie record time on a C-50 Zoom camera?

Image Record mode Record size Compression rate (approx.) Number of storable frames32MB Number of storable frames 64MB Number of storable frames128MB File size (approx. x MB)
Still picture TIFF(TIFF) 2560 x 1920 1/1 2 4 8 14.7
SHQ(JPEG) 2560 x 1920 1/4 13 26 52 3.6
HQ(JPEG) 2560 x 1920 1/8 26 52 105 1.2
SQ1(JPEG) 2048 x 1536 1/8 30 61 122 2.7
SQ2(JPEG) 1600 x 1200 1/8 66 132 266 2.7
1280 x 960 1/8 104 209 420 0.9
1024 x 768 1/8 153 306 614 0.6
640 x 480 1/4 199 398 798 0.2
Record time per release
Total record time
HQ 320 x 240 16 sec. 114 sec. 227 sec. 455 sec. -
SQ 160 x 120 70 sec. 453 sec. 908 sec. 1818 sec. -

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