We’ve definitely gone a long way in terms of camera specs and image quality, but it’s still interesting to look back at what the cameras of yesteryears and decades past can do. Some of them still make pretty good results, even by today’s standards. Case in point is the 15-year-old Olympus Camedia C-5060, as shown to us in this quick test run video!
But first, here’s something about this Olympus camera. With a 5.1-megapixel resolution, 1/1.8″ CCD sensor, maximum resolution of 2592 x 1944, and maximum light sensitivity of 400 ISO, even today’s smartphones definitely pack more punch compared to this old snapper. However, YouTuber PE crafter gave this camera a test run and showed us that it still makes a pretty decent underwater camera when paired with an underwater housing.
The results may not be comparable to what we can create with today’s imaging technology, but they sure are still good enough to share on social media, even just for the fun of it. This test run also certainly makes for an interesting trip down memory lane for anyone who once owned a Olympus Camedia C-5060, which was once marketed as a top-of-the-line compact camera.
Now, this doesn’t mean you should buy one and an underwater casing and make it your go-to underwater camera anytime soon. If you still have one lying around, however, it wouldn’t be a bad idea at all to dust it off and give it another go (underwater or otherwise), just like the old times!
Meanwhile, if you’ve never had or heard about this camera and are curious about what top-of-the-line images looked like way back in 2003, you can check out some photos on Flickr.
Screenshot image from the video by PE crafter