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Olympus C2020 2MP Digital Camera

by Olympus
3.3 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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  • Maximum resolution of 1,600 x 1,200 pixels
  • Optical zoom equivalent to 35 to 105mm
  • Solid-state image pickup with 0.5-inch CCD
  • 1.8-inch, color, wide-view LCD monitor with 114,000 pixels
  • Shoots in QuickTime movie and black-and-white modes
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Product Description

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Based on the design of the award-winning C-2000 Zoom, the Olympus C-2020 Zoom digital camera is a range-finder camera with a high-resolution 3x zoom lens (equivalent to a 35 to 105mm zoom on a 35mm film camera) and a 2.11-megapixel capacity. Maximum picture resolution is 1,600 x 1,200 pixels. This camera includes a number of exposure presets as well as Digital ESP TTL matrix metering with image and spot metering.

The C-2020 Zoom is Olympus's first filmless digital camera to shoot color or black-and-white images. It's also the first Olympus camera that can shoot up to 60 seconds of QuickTime movie. This higher-end digital camera is for the photographer who wants to move beyond standard point-and-shoot quality without sacrificing a user-friendly interface.

Other advanced features include fully automatic and true manual controls for focus, white balance, and exposure; a new wide-view 1.8 LCD, for easy viewing at any angle, even in direct sunlight; a wireless remote control; a new power control dial and better power efficiency; and onscreen menus and controls. The built-in flash has five modes, including red-eye reduction, fill-in, and flash off to match any lighting situation. Also included are a 12-second delay self-timer and a date imprinting function.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 2.9 x 2.6 inches ; 13.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • ASIN: B000035YC4
  • Item model number: C2020 Digital Zoom Camera
  • Batteries 4 AA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,012 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 4, 1973

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I searched the web extensively for digital camera reviews and comparisons trying to make the best possible purchase and value in a digital camera amidst a jungle of opportunities. The results? Well, I purchased the Olympus C2020 Digital Zoom Camera and from the time I received it have been very happy. Even with minimal manual reading, my 14yr. old son started taking great pictures right out of the box. It probably has many more features than the average individual will ever fully utilize, but they're there for almost every possible concievable photo opportunity. It's a digital camera whose results rival some of the best from conventional film cameras. I waited to buy a digital camera until the technology, which Olympus is now using, would produce a quality comparable, if not better than most 35mm SLR film cameras. I use this camera for both recreation and business. In business, I have a need to email product photo images overseas.
If you're a point and shoot buff or looking for high tech manipulation, you'll find great satisfaction in the Olympus C2020. I really wanted something compact for travel and outdoor adventure, (a big attraction to this camera in contrast to others), but don't let it's nice small size fool you, it's cram packed with advanced technology. Under a mulititude of lighting situations the results were consistantly top quality. I would, however, recommend purchasing the software application, ThumbsPlus 4.0 for Windows by Cerious Software. It's the best of all the basic photo manipulation and archiving software I've found, a must for all the photos you'll end up taking. It's reasonably priced, easy to use, and full featured for even the most discriminating photo professional.
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I have used three cameras lately: 1) Sony DSC-505 2) Olympus C-2020 3) Kodak DC280. All three have 2.1 Megapixel and good lenses. The Sony is the only one with no Zoom, but has the best picture quality and the best lowlight exposure. There is also the DSCF505 which has the huge 3xzoom lens, but it is too big to be nice. The Sony is also the smallest and the easiest to use. The operating system is similar to the DV camcorders. The second best is the Olympus C-2020 due to its zoom lens, the viewfinder and just weaker in low light conditions. The 130 pictures will fit onto a 64MB Smartmedia in HQ, a little more than with Sony. The Kodak I liked the least, mostly because of its klunky operating system and the poor colors (in comparison). I currently use the Olympus for professional work and the Sony due to its breast pocket size to snap great photos anywhere and anytime.
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I have used several digital camera's in the past 2 years. Kodak DC210, Sony Mavica, Olympus 400, Olympus C2000 and the Olympus C2020 Digital Zoom Camera!
The Olympus C2020 is the by far the BEST digital camera I have ever owned. The resolution is near the quality of 35mm print film and the features are many while being very intuitive in operation. The camera is not tiny, but is very small and easily carried around. Although the strap position causes it to hang at an unusual angle, it is still VERY portable!
I would recommend this camera to anyone looking for a very good digital camera.
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I love this camera. It takes extremely beautiful photos with wonderful detail and excellent color fidelity. I have used an older Olympus digital camera and had difficulty navigating the UI, but the 2020 is very easy to use (with some minor exceptions). It makes for a great point-click-download camera.
The software the Olympus includes with the camera is pretty good too, the basic Camedia software is easy to use and reasonably powerful and I'm having a great time with the Adobe PhotoDeluxe that was also included.
Complaints are few...as noted in other reviews, the camera hangs at a strange angle and my (rather long) nose does hit the LCD leaving smudges. Make sure you remove the lens cap before turning the camera on, or the camera will do a strange little dance trying to push the lens through the cap.
Aside from those nits, this is a very well designed camera with a quality feel to it.
Just wait til you see the pictures it takes!
Highly recommended.
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I bought the 2020 2 months ago for use in my plastic surgery practice as well as my family needs. I have used olympus equipment semi-professionally for 20 years and the 2020 delivers quality as good as SLR'S.Took the camera and a laptop to disney 60 pics /day on a 32mb card reviewed&edited each night-immediate gratification.My before and after shots in the office using a periferal flash system are professional grade. The ability to go to full manual to fix poor exposures diagnosed at the time of shooting is the biggist advantage over SLR's.It's own flash is great too!
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A couple of years ago, when I purchased my first digital camera, I was a bit disappointed with the Casio I purchased in terms of picture quality for the dollars spent, and particularly the skin tones of the pictures it produced. When I went looking for my next digital a couple of months ago, the Olympus 2020 caught my eye because the professional reviews I saw lauded the camera as having great skin tones.. not pale and clammy, like my previous camera. Well they were right, this is an exceptional camera! The skin tones are warm and realistic, even under flourescent lighting, and a variety of settings make this camera almost as versatile as a nice 35mm film camera. The auto settings are very good, and for the scenarios that the auto settings don't work well for, the camera allows manual focus, manual white balance, shutter speed, aperture, ISO settings from 100 - 400. It has a variety of flash settings including a slow mode which will fire in either the first or latter half of a slow shutter, takes panoramic pictures (in multiple pictures.. there's software to stitch the frames together) and I've gotten good results at night after working with the settings a bit. The batteries supplied with the camera seem to last nearly a week with intermittent use (and using a flashpath adapter to upload the pictures instead of conencting to the camera directly), though I suspect using the extremely powerful flash a lot probably reduces that. The menuing system is intuitive and easy to navigate in most cases, and though the plethora of options the camera has gives the camera a decent learning curve for the novice, the user's manual that comes with the camera is pretty good.Read more ›
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