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Old May 17, 2004, 1:22 PM   #1
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How would you compare the pro/con of the A1/A2 vs. Canon's Pro1 vs, Sony 828?

I am a Minolta 7Hi owner who's been a little disappointed with indoor shots (some blurred and most darker than I'd like as well as limited flash range, either too bight on the subject and dark everywhere else or just plain too dark)

We're also not totally pleased with the Autofocus ability of the 7Hi, seems sometimes shots are blurry and we don't know why as we've grown to concentrate on the focus element and still some shots are blurred.

Any custom setting recommendations for the 7Hi indoors would be appreciated.
As we are learning, we shoot primarily in Auto, Aper. pri, or Shut pri. modes.

Would upgrading to the A1 or 828 or Pro1 solve any of these problems (especially for my wife who's nearly a 100% P/S user.

We really like the manual zoom and feel we took much better pictures with our lowly Nikon N60 slr in our film days.

The 7Hi appears to excel for us outdoors, but indoors (most of our kid shots) struggles.

Your choice between Minolta A1/A2, Canon Pro 1, Sony 717/828 ??

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Old May 18, 2004, 7:54 AM   #2
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Wow! Thanks for all the responses (just kidding !!!!)

Seriously, no thoughts? If you were to buy one of these cameras, which will it be (and I've expanded the list by one camera)

  • Minolta A1 or A2[/*]
  • Canon Pro 1[/*]
  • Sony 828[/*]
  • Nikon 8700 (or 5700 and key upgrades betwen the two, besides 5Mp vs. 8Mp?)[/*]
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Old May 18, 2004, 8:26 AM   #3
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I bought the A2.

Wasnt much cost over the A1. The other 8mp cameras I found inferior to my needs (not ergonomic, motor driven zoom, to bulky etc)
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Old May 18, 2004, 8:50 AM   #4
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I second that... they are all pretty much the same with the A2 having the most features as well as a usable RAW mode (if you're into it) unlike all the others. It is also the most SLR like with a zoom and a manual focusing ring which could manually overide the AF after it locks just like any ultrasonic lens.

The higher resolution A2's EVF or the "Anti-Shakes" features are just icings...
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