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Old May 28, 2003, 4:49 AM   #1
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Default What do you think? The Canon G3, DiMAGE E7 or OlympusC-5050

Interested in feedback from those with more experience.

I've had a Canon S40 for about 18 months and have reached the point where I've grown out of it. I'm looking at upgrading to other 4 & 5 MP options which have greater flexibility and better image quality.

I guess I'm a want-a-be prosumer who likes walking around looking for creative landscape and people photo opportunities.

Current options I'm looking at are the Canon G3, DiMAGE E7(H)i or the Olympus C-5050 Zoom.

Has anyone had experience with these cameras and can offer advice on which is better (or other alternatives in a similar price range).

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Old May 28, 2003, 7:42 AM   #2
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The G3 and C5050z are very similar but with distinctions you can evaluate. I stroll around taking pictures of street scenes with occasional trips to archeological sites and the DiMage is larger and heavier than the other two. I'm not sure I'd want to carry it with me always. My Olympus is in my day pack every time I leave home.
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Old May 29, 2003, 8:06 PM   #3
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Forget the Minolya .. too big. The Oly is smaller and therefore tempting but the G3 has a wider and larger zoom ...... tricky.

The G3 is a nice camera.
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Old May 29, 2003, 9:10 PM   #4
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Actually for landscape you would want a wide angle of 28mm and the only other camera beside the Minolta that can provide this is the CP5000 or it's replacement the CP5400... With a wider 28-116mm it's also smaller than either the Oly or G3! 8) 8) 8)

But then you guys are comparing apple and oranges again, ie a 28-200mm wide/longer tele SLR vs couple of Point & Shoots, which the poster has already owned! Next to my EOS-10D, the D7's are actually minuscule and featherweight! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Old May 30, 2003, 4:03 PM   #5
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Poster buddy, what do you do with all those cameras??
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Old May 30, 2003, 4:17 PM   #6
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The Olympus has these features that are appealing to me:

F1.8 lens (good for low light), excellent optics
movealbe lcd
Accepts CF, Xd picture card, SM and microdrive
light weight
can accept rechargeable NiMh batteries
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