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Old Nov 26, 2008, 12:11 PM   #1
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Im a newbie here so pardon if i have done anything wrong.
I'm having a hard time deciding between the two cameras : olympus stylus 1010 and the canon ixus 85 is.

The olympus one has my fav colour(blue), has 7x zoom but the pictures are not very sharp.
The canon one has lesser variety of colours to choose from but has an optical viewfinder and pictures are significantly sharper (i compared sample photos from both cameras on the net, so im not sure if it's accurate)

I do put picture quality and value as top priority since i changed my camera because my current camera takes very bad quality photos.(very grainy and blurry)

Do give me suggestions and other better camera models(ultra compact only please) are welcomed. thanks:G
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 10:17 AM   #2
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The "SW" series for Olympus are flush lens designs that are water resistant. The Stylus 1010 is not in the SW series. What I don't care for on that particular Olympus is its "lazy" zoom. All zoom lenses loose focus to some degree during a zoom. Then make an adjustment to restore focus after you've stopped zooming. The Stylus 1010 is more sloppy than most about this. Doesn't mean the picture will be bad, just annoying in use.

The Canon IXUS 85 IS is areally good pick. So long as you're happy with the zoom being 3X.

For a bunch of zoom the Canon SX110 IS and Panasonic TZ4 are 10X. But not so slim as the Canon IXUS 85. Even more limited on color choices.

Compromise with 5X zoom and there are a number of choices. TheOlympus FE-370, Panasonic LZ10, and Sony W150. I don't know if their colors will suit you. That FE-370 is a brand new model thathas fixed the Oly lazy zoom problem,fully as snappy as the other brands.

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Old Nov 28, 2008, 7:55 AM   #3
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Oops sorry for the mistake ;x

& thanks for your suggestions, really appreciated (:
Think i shall drop the idea on the olympus 1010.
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