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Old Jun 27, 2006, 1:55 AM   #1
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My dream camera was for a very long time was K-M A200 and now when I am quite close to purchase I started to look around and in quite simular time as A200 I can find Canon S3 IS, Lumix DMC-FZ7... Please tell me what is your opinion on A200 is it still worth buying? more then some modern and simular price models?

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Old Jun 28, 2006, 1:21 AM   #2
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Shortly yes.

And those aren't comparable cameras, first of all button zoom is magnitudes slower/less accurate to use than real manual/mechanically coupled zoom ring. Also typically for "super" zooms they lack good wide angle.

Fuji S9000 (9500 outside America) is somewhat comparable having its own advantages and disadvantages.
Panasonic FZ30 also has manual zoom but lacks wide angle.

There just haven't been real innovations in last years and development of advanced non-SLRs has been practically frozen because every bigger maker wants part of cash cow/dSLR markets.
As example A200's "predecessor",2½ years old A2 is still way superior to even newest cameras in some aspects.
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Old Jun 28, 2006, 10:06 AM   #3
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Agreed the prosumer market has stagnated due to the lower price of DSLRs. A200 is very respectable even now.
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