RAW File Store Speed of Olympus 5060/8080/E1

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RD Munger, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. RD Munger

    RD Munger Guest

    Hello everyone.

    I have an Olympus C-5060W and discovered that it takes approximately 5-6 seconds to store
    an uncompressed RAW or TIFF image.

    This is generally not a problem, but I occasionally take animal photographs which require
    a faster response time of just a brief moment between shots.

    Granted the C-5060W is not a state-of-the-art digital SLR, so I would like to know if the
    Olympus C-8080 or E1 have a better record in this respect.

    Thanks to all.
    RD Munger, Jul 9, 2004
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  2. RD Munger

    deimos Guest


    You'll find better media make a big difference in write speed. Also,
    RAW is faster than TIFF (total time).
    deimos, Jul 10, 2004
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    Alfred Molon Guest

    It's a sad story.

    The Olympus 5050 is capable of writing to a fast CF card at 2.5 MByte/s,
    thereby storing a RAW image in 3 seconds.

    Then Olympus decided to reduce this speed in the 5060 and 8080. The 5060
    tops out at 1MB/s, the 8080 only at 0.9MB/s. The person at Olympus who
    took this design decision should be shot.

    The E1 instead is capable of writing to the memory card at 3.5MByte/s.
    Alfred Molon, Jul 10, 2004
  4. RD Munger

    RD Munger Guest

    Thank you, Alfred for the information!

    RD Munger, Jul 13, 2004
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