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|Oct 25, 2004, 1:16 AM||#1|
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I sold my nikon 5700, it was too much fuss, too slow, took too long to start up, and was too bulky to carry around. I only took it when I knew I was going to use it, like family get togethers or outings.
I never used any of the features of the 5700, I just left it on auto and clicked away.
I'm looking for a decent compact camera I can throw in my pocket and take with me all the time.
I use it both indoors and out, half and half.
I need reading glasses so that may be a factor, the Nikon had dioptic adjustment for the viewfinder which was nice. I'd hate to have tograbmy glasses everytime I wanted to take a picture.
I needed glasses for the lcd so I barely ever used it.
So here's the deal, I'm going to buy it through the computer purchase program at the college where I teach and I want to get it this week so I went to Staples and Costco where the college shops
Here's the compacts they got...
Pentax Optio S4 Kitwith case and abunch of stuff
Pentax Optio S40
Fuji FinePix E510
Cannon Powershot G1
I was going to get either the Pentax Optio S4 or the Sony T1, they look like they would fit in my pocket nicely.
I heard terrible things about the Sony T1's indoor pictures, but that nice big lcd might actually be usable without my glasses.
I like the little Pentax S4,except that power button.
Maybe the Pentax 540... uses double A's, not too much bigger.
The others start to get a little big for my pocket.
The Olympus C-60might be worth the extra size, but I think it's slow like the 5700 was.
So what do I get?
I took a bath on the 5700 and dont want to go through that again.
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