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Old Jul 5, 2004, 10:49 PM   #1
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I'm not a camera wiz. point and shoot's for me. something simple but nice.

for my $400 limit, I've narrowed it down to:

Kodak DX6490

Konica/Minolta Dimage Z2

Olympus Camedia C765

I really would like the 10x optical zoom - even if I can only get 4 Mega Pixles.

Some spec seehts indicate that they a AAbatteries, other indicate recharge-lith.

Which is right? How to pick which one. Most of the product reviews just say that they are great - no comparrision as to which one is better. Which would you choose and why? any and all advise is apprciated. thanks in advance.

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Old Jul 5, 2004, 11:44 PM   #2
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I just bought a Canon S1 IS for my place of work and have been able to try it out.

I got it for a few dollars less that $500 at onecall including a set of rechargeable batteries, chargerand 5 year warrenty. No need for spare batteries AA work also.

So far I have only shot rapid fire shots of my two kids swinging a baseball bat or pitching.

The zoom and unlimited continuous rapid fire is a great combination. Resolution is disapointing, but maybe i am expecting too much for the conditions. i.e. fast motion, full zoom and bright sun. It might not be resolution but a focus problem based on the moving object (the bat).

The 640 x 480 video at 30fps feature with no limit on the length (except card size) caught my eye before I bought it, but at high resolution this is like a 8 min video on a 1 gig card. It does accept IBM microdrives which are up to 4 gig. $$$

The other feature that caught my eye was the optical stabilizer.

It takes CF type cards. I bought a 256K card for less that $20 after rebates.

good luck with your research
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Old Jul 6, 2004, 2:16 AM   #3
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look at the kyocera m410r. It might be a good choise for you!

Good luck!

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