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Dick43 Apr 11, 2007 8:49 AM

This June my wife and I will be on a safari in Southern Africa. Currently I own an Olympus C-765 Ultra-zoom with 4.0 megapixels. The camera has an optical zoom equivalent of up to 380 mm on a 35mm SLR. I'm wondering if the camera will be adequate for 8 x 10 enlargements. Am also wondering whether I ought to upgrade to a newer non-SLR digital with anti-shake capabilities.

Thanks for the feedback.....

slipe Apr 11, 2007 11:21 AM

If you don't have to crop you can get around 215 PPI at 8 X 10 from a 4Mp C-765 image. That will give a very nice print.

I prefer having stabilization with a long lens. You will be very lucky to get 1/60 second shutter at full zoom with something in deep shade on a bright sunny day. And that isn't enough for a 380mm equivalent lens. It would be fine for anything in the sun or a hazy overcast.

Dick43 Apr 18, 2007 12:17 AM

Thanks...after considerable research and physical contact with the several choices, I purchased a Panasonic DMC-FZ8. Seemed to have the features I needed, and "felt" the best.

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