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C-5000 Zoom

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Where is the reference manual for the C-5000 Zoom camera?

The CD packaged with the camera provides a full Reference Manual in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat, which is provided on the CD, is necessary to view the PDF manual. The printed manual that is included with the camera is a "Basic Manual."

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Is the Olympus LI-10B Lithium Ion battery rechargeable?

Yes, the Olympus LI-10B Lithium Ion battery can be recharged using the LI-10C battery charger. Both the battery and charger are included with the camera.

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Can a remote control be used with the C-5000 Zoom camera?

Yes. The RM-1 and the RM-2 remote control can be used with the C-5000 Zoom.

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What accessories are necessary to connect an off camera flash to my C-5000 Zoom?

To mount an off camera flash to the C-5000 Zoom, you will need the FL-BK01 Flash Bracket. The CB05 Shoe Mount TTL Flash Cable, a PC Synch Adapter and PC Cord are required for non-Olympus brand external flashes or strobes.

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Is sound recording available on the C-5000 Zoom?

No, the camera does not have a built-in microphone.

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When should I use Noise Reduction?

The Noise Reduction function reduces the noise that is generated during long exposures. When shooting night scenes, shutter speeds become slower and noise tends to appear on images. Turning this function on will reduce the amount of noise in the image.

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How do I use the One Touch White Balance function?

This function is useful when you need more precise white balance than the Preset White Balance can provide. To set the optimum white balance for the shooting conditions, point the camera at a white object under the light source that you want to use, and press the OK button to set the white balance.

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What is the number of files that I can store on a 32 MB xD card?

The number of files that can be stored on the card depends on the resolution and compression of the image. Please see the chart below:

Record Mode Number of Pixels Compression Number of Pictures
TIFF 2560 x 1920 Uncompressed 2
2272 x 1704 2
2048 x 1536 2
1600 x 1200 4
1280 x 960 8
1024 x 768 12
640 x 480 30
SHQ 2560 x 1920 Low 8
HQ 2560 x 1920 High 26
SQ1 2272 x 1704 High 10
Normal 32
2048 x 1536 High 12
Normal 40
1600 x 1200 High 22
Normal 66
SQ2 1280 x 960 High 34
Normal 104
1024 x 768 High 54
Normal 152
640 x 480 High 140
Normal 396

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How do I download from the camera to my computer?

Instructions for downloading images from the C-5000 Zoom are located on the CD under the "Reference" section under "Connecting the Camera to a PC", or at our web site (

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What is the battery life expectancy of LI-10B Lithium Ion battery?

The LI-10B Lithium Ion battery provides approximately 175 shots per charge with typical usage.

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What is the purpose of the Hot Shoe?

The hot shoe is used to connect a dedicated flash to the camera. The Olympus FL-20, FL-40, or FL-50 dedicated flashes are compatible with the C-5000 Zoom.

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Does the C-5000 Zoom camera have a video output feature?

Yes, the C-5000 Zoom is compatible with both NTSC and PAL.

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What are the ISO settings that are available with the C-5000 Zoom?

You can set the ISO settings to 50, 80, 160, 320 or Auto.

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What is the AF Area function?

You can use the AF Area function to change the location of the Auto focus mark to the left, right, up, or down depending on the location of the object that you wish to focus on.

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What type and size of media are compatible with the C-5000 Zoom?

The C-5000 Zoom uses the xD-Picture Card. The compatible sizes are 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, and 512 MB.

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