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Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom Review - DCRP

Olympus-C5500DCRP reviews the Olympus C-5500 Sport Zoom and finds it to be something of a hit and miss digital camera. They write - 'Camera performance is all over the map. The camera starts up quickly and there's no shutter lag. In other areas, such as focusing times, the camera is average. And in some instances the C-5500 is sluggish. This includes shot-to-shot and playback speeds, as well as the sequential shooting mode. Come on Olympus, if you're going to call this a “sport zoom” at least offer a decent continuous shooting mode. The one here only takes 4 shots in a row (at 1.2 fps) and you can't even use the SHQ image quality setting! The camera makes up for these shortcomings in the image quality department: I was not disappointed, except for the colors seeming a little dull at times. Thankfully that's easy to remedy -- just boost the in-camera saturation setting. The camera performed well in our redeye test as well. So well, in fact, that I couldn't even test out the in-camera redeye reduction feature.'

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