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Old Dec 8, 2002, 2:04 PM   #1
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Default Olympus Digital Cameras C2040 vs. D 550

Was wondering if I could get some advice on digital cameras. have read quite few reviews on cameras and narrowed the choices down to either a refurbished C 2040 or a new D 550. However, need some experienced insight on cameras.

Have been using an Olympus OM-1 35 mm SLR film camera for the last 20 years. Want to make the jump to digital, but am looking to a first camera that is not mega bucks. C 2040 is attractive because of the super brite lens, but has fewer megapixels. Don't want to go the extra $$ for a 3040. D 550 has more pixels, but not as fast a lens. Plan to print pictures, but nothing larger than 5 x 7.

Any thoughts from experienced users.

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Old Dec 10, 2002, 11:14 AM   #2
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If you have been using the OM-1, you may be disappointed in the D550, just because the look and feel of the camera is so different. I haven't owned a 2040, so I can't provide any input on that one. Since you stated that you wouldn't be printing anything any larger than 5x7's, I wouldn't worry about the difference in picture quality in a 2mp and 3 mp camera.

If you are looking for a digital camera similar to SLR's, I would recommend a refurbished C-2100. It's what I got to replace my Contax 139 Quartz SLR that I had been using for over 20 years. The C-2100 comes with everything you need to get started, and it has all the bells and whistles you may want to play around with. Besides, it takes great pictures!
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