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Old Mar 13, 2003, 5:28 PM   #1
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Default Pentax OptioS vs Casio EX-Z3

Are there any significant differences between the Casio EX-Z3 vs the Pentax OptioS? Is one "better"?

After ~5800 pix, it's time to retire my wife's DC220. She wants something that takes up less purse space. Are there any other micro-cameras to consider?

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Old Apr 5, 2003, 5:19 AM   #2
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I believe the main differences are the EX-Z3 has a 2" screen (Optio S 1.6") but NO video out (Optio S has video out) and the EX-Z3 weighs a little more and it's a little bigger than the Optio S. Also the EX-Z3 uses a charging and photo transfer cradle - the Optio S uses a USB cable that plugs into the camera. I've been reading as many consumer reviews as possible about the two cameras and for what it's worth, people rate the Ex-Z3 lower than the Optio S in terms of photo quality. But I also find this a very very objective subject. Both cameras are fast, neither have an auto focus assist lamp which is very nice in low light situations. Though both cameras have manual focus. Hopefully the major digicam review websites will take a look at these mini cameras. Steve's digicams posted a preliminary review on the EX-Z3. Since it wasn't a production run camera, there are no final conclusions stated.

I hope thgis helps. By the way, I'm in the same process as you trying to decide which one to buy. Personally, I'm leaning toward the Optio S.
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Old Apr 7, 2003, 3:25 PM   #3
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http://www.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1028 has a nice Pentax forum going right now where the main topic of discussion seems to be the Optio S. It might be a good place to look if you're considering getting this cam.
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