Olympus C-2000 Zoom (1999)

Announced by Olympus on 1999-02-16. The C-2000 Zoom was not a re-vamped earlier model but completely re-designed. Instead of plastic it featured an alloy body. The camera had a lot of features that were not easily found in other digital cameras. Even a IR remote control unit was in the package. Although other flash cards were available, Olympus still hung unto the Smart Media card.

The C-2000 Zoom was top of the range when it came out. It also gained popularity because of a hidden feature that was not documented in the manual. When going into Shutter Priority mode one could change the exposure duration to 1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 seconds. This allowed for some very nice effects in low light. For storage solutions Olympus offered a DIMO adapter that allowed a Olympus MO drive to be connected to any Olympus digital camera (up until the C-2500L).

Above you can also see a special infrared version of the C-2000 made by Tim O'Donoghue.


  • Brand: Olympus
  • Model: C-2000 Zoom
  • First mentioned: 1999
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $1,000
  • Imager Type: 2.11 MP 1/2" CCD
  • Resolution: 1600x1200
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Smart Media
  • Lens: F2.0/F2.8
  • Shutter: 1/2s - 1/800s
  • Aperture Range: F2.0 - F2.8
  • LCD screen size: 1.8" TFT
  • Size: 107.5 x 73.8 x 66.4mm
  • Weight: 306 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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