Two APS posts in one day! Wow, must have got a new toy..yeap a lightbox thingy.
The second camera of the day has the title, “Ultra Compact Zoom” on the top of it. Is it? 25-50mm doesn’t seem that impressive, but it is one of the smallest cameras I have tried. It quite easily fits into the pocket of my trousers without too much bulk. In fact, it is barely bigger than the film cassette…just look…
It was released in February 2000 and you can find all the details you want from the Olympus website. It originally came with a remote, but of course, the remote for this one is nowhere to be found.
There really isn’t much more than that on the net, it is a simple point and shoot aps camera with a small, 2x zoom. The few reviews I found complained about the camera failing after a short period of time and the grainy photos. So at least this one was still working and working well, focusing was smooth and quick.
I used mine around Tokyo and Kyoto while my family was visiting. Here are my test shots.
At the end of their visit, they asked me to show them something they could not see in England…hence the penis shrine 🙂 They were both surprised by that and I filled the brief to perfection 🙂
Anyway back to the camera. I thought it was fine. The shots of the red pagoda are especially impressive in terms of colour and sharpness. Anything slightly dark and the camera struggled. The flash really isn’t that powerful. The snow shots on Mount Fuji are perfectly exposed. Not a bad little camera. Not the best aps, but it does the job.
Keep or sell: As with the last post, I have plenty of similar cameras, so sell.
Olympus izoom 2000
Buy this tiny camera. The price includes postage to anywhere in the world.