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Old Jul 3, 2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default Replacing Olympus C720 - need advise

In 2 days I'd like to purchase something smaller!!! My Olympus C720 gave me good results and was easy to use. But it's so bulky. Husband and I are retired and want something smaller and quick to use. Will be leaving for vacation and want to bring back some good memories!

Will be used mostly on vacation, family, friends, indoor and outdoor. I am not an expert photographer but love taking and learning. I am not looking for poster size photos, just good clean 4x6 or 5x7's.

The Olympus C720 was my first camera and I'm not sure if I should stay in the Olympus family or maybe move to Canon? I tend to lean toward brand name.

Any suggestions - I'm really desperate!!!
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Old Jul 3, 2009, 7:58 PM   #2
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read some reviews about some cameras none of which i own
stay away from very slim small cameras as they easily get misplaced or slip out of your pocket or worse still get sat on
consider CANON G10 / NIKON P6000 / PANASONIC DMC-LX3..... tad pricey though.

also good Panasonic FZ28 / Canon S5 / Canon S3 /
some Olympus and Pentax newer models are WATER RESISTANT... so you plan snorkeling they would be suitable

stick with SD / SDHC card type as they are easily available and cheaper
dont look for crazy deals through some scam companies stick with renown stores
good luck
have a fun vacation
take extra cards and batteries and keep shooting
and share so we can also go places with flying
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Old Jul 5, 2009, 10:24 PM   #3
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As for brands, I would say any Canon, Panasonic, or Sony whose price is north of $180 (USD) is a safe bet for casual photography. The other brands, such as Olympus, also have good models. Just need to be more picky about which models. That still leaves a heck of a lot of choices! My very small ultracompact has not managed to slip away yet. No regrets there, but the larger compacts do have the room needed to pack more serious zoom lenses. Cruise the camera counters at a couple of stores and let us know just which models catch your eye.

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