Monday, February 11, 2013

"Sleeping Camera - Olympus C-5050"

How quickly the latest thing becomes a forgotten sleeping object in a drawer!  This Olympus C-5050 camera was my main around-town camera for... how long?  It seemed like a long time at the time, but was probably only two or three years (I'll have to look it up).  One day, the power switch contacts stopped connecting properly and I had to stop using it as the condition rapidly worsened.
"Sleeping Camera - Olympus C-5050"
Copyright 2012 by Lyle H Saxon

And that's the thing with complicated electronic cameras - only one thing, one contact, wears out, and suddenly it's useless (without repairs).  Anyway, I liked this camera a lot, so it's a great paper weight, if nothing else.  Maybe I'll try to get it repaired some day, but I probably wouldn't use it much now.  A five-megapixel image sensor was nice at the time, but now....

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon

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