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Olympus C5000

Discussion in 'The Olympus Outlet' started by clive francis, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. clive francis

    clive francis Manta Ray

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    found this while having a search, haven't been to Olympus site, but this is probably a cut down version of the 5050 like the 4000 was of the 4040

    C-5000
     
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  3. Dee

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    I didn't realize the Tetra didn't allow you to turn the camera on and off.
     
  4. Finesse

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    about the on/off button (or lack there of ) on the Tetra

    Guess there is such little power consumption in "standby" that it wouldn’t matter. The motor that drives the lens in and out on “power up” and “power down” probably eats up more battery than the camera sitting in “standby” on say a surface interval.....But I know what Dee means .... It would seem strange not to be able to turn the camera off.
     
  5. ssra30

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    This past weekend I tried my new c5050 and did not change the batteries (2200 mAh NiMH) just to see how long the batteries would last. I also forgot to turn off the camera a couple of times after the dive so it was on for at least an extra 3 hours more than my bottom time and I did not turn off LCD monitor religiously to save batteries either. I took a little over 100 pictures in RAW (no internal flash though since I was using sync cord with my Ikelite housing/strobe, I assume slave mode would use a bit more power but not sure by how much). Basically by the last dive of the day (4th, night dive) the low battery sign came on but I still have power during the whole dive.
     
  6. ReyeR

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    Don't you just luv this camera :D
     
  7. ssra30

    ssra30 Loggerhead Turtle

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    Yep, I think my quest for a setup that I won't have to open the housing for an entire day is getting very close :)
    Now only if I can afford a 2 GB CF card and there is a 2500-2700 mAh batteries:wink:
     
  8. Finesse

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    I wonder if the 2200 mAh have extra "kick" in reserve ??

    Unfortunately when I get the battery low signal .... its close to curtains for me :( (1800 mAh)

    good info ssra.....I'll need to look into it!!!
     
  9. ssra30

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    I am not sure about extra reserve. I did noticed that with my old C4040, once the low battery warning came on, there is not much left even with the same 2200 mAh batteries. The C5050 seems to give warning a bit sooner. btw the last dive was only a 30 minutes dive and I did not take a whole bunch of pictures, may be only 10-15 pics so it probably does not count as a full dive.
     
  10. Finesse

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    I still dont think I get that much time ...seems the warning comes on and it shuts down quickly..... but I've never run into that problem U/W ( never had the battery warning come on)

    I'll pay more attention to it next time ..... hope its not my camera :rolleyes: I dont recall what the good old 3040 did....
     

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