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Old Jul 22, 2003, 5:24 PM   #1
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Default Narrowed my search to Minolta S414 or the Olympus C-4000 Z

My Background: This will be my first digital camera. I've used them briefly for work, but otherwise limited experience. I will be using the camera probably for a lot of things but I think my larger printed pictures will be mostly outdoor scenic ones.

Why these 2 cameras? I've narrowed down to these 2 cameras based on quality and price. Quality being 4 megapixel cameras with optical zoom with descent reviews and user satisfication. The Minolta can be had for $40 dollars less than the Olympus so I was leaning toward the Minolta, but then I noticed the Olympus scored slightly better than the Minolta at Megapixels.net. The Olympus review was done 6 months prior to the Minolta review however, which MAY have made it slightly more forgiving.

Looking for some experts to sway me one way or another.

Thanks in advance,

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Old Jul 23, 2003, 9:24 AM   #2
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Hi Deryl
If you want versatility for future use go with the 4000. It offers a lot of settings and a great macro feature. The 414 is just a tad over a point and shoot, with minimum allowances for camera control.
I just went through this exact exercise with a friend between these two cameras, and I was surprised at the real differences when I actually compared the two. The 4000 is a great buy by comparison.
Hope it helps.
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