Olympus C-900 Zoom (Wiki commons)

Olympus C-900 Zoom (1998)

I know it is difficult to understand the model terminology of Olympus. The C-840L was introduced one year before the C-830L and the C-900 Zoom a few months after the C-840L on 1998-10-31. Anyway, the C-900 Zoom was simply a great digital camera and one of the best at the time, it was the direct successor of the C-840L and the most compact 3x zoom digital camera in the world. It had a pop-out flash, a newly developed 3x optical zoom, enhanced shooting and playback features, improved sensor sensitivity, digital ESP metering, four quality modes, one touch focus, optical and electronic viewfinder, automatic and manual white balance and the possibility to record MPEG movies. Although Olympus used the same 1.3MP sensor on all three models they always managed to improve this sensor for the best quality possible.


  • Brand: Olympus
  • Model: Camedia C-900 Zoom
  • First mentioned: 1998
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: $700
  • Imager Type: 1/2.7" 1.3MP CCD
  • Resolution: 1280x960
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Smart Media
  • Lens: f=5.4 to 16.2mm /F 2.8 to 4.4
  • Shutter: 1/2 to 1/1,000s
  • Aperture Range: Wide = F2.8,F8 / Tele = F4.4,F12.6
  • LCD screen size: 1.8" TFT
  • Size: 127 x 66.5 x 53mm
  • Weight: 270 gr.
  • Remarks: -

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