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Old Jun 16, 2003, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default Timing of Camera Purchase for Summer/Fall 2003?

I know with the state of fast moving technology, there's NO perfect time to buy a digi-cam, but.... Here's the question(s):

* Is there a new product cycle coming soon? (see camera list below)

* If so, when and from what manufacturer(s)?

* Specifically, our short list includes: Minolta 7i, Sony 717, Canon G3 or G5, Oly 5050, Nikon 5400.
I know the 'short' list is rather long, but I live 150 miles from the closest camera store with good selection and knowledgable staff. So I am waiting until I get to "the Cities" to narrow the choices down 1st hand.

* Any of the above models due for replacement?

* Any other thoughts you care to thown in are welcome.
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 8:36 PM   #2
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November/December will see a rash of new cameras for Xmas. Not much until then but all of a sudden ... POW.
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Old Jun 16, 2003, 9:37 PM   #3
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I guess you have to ask yourself how much a summer full of great digital pictures is worth :shock: . Chasing technology is really a futile persuit. A good quality digital camera should last quite a few years. I passed my first digicam (a Canon A-50 Zoom) to my son. It has paid off in grandson pictures, a great investment. My Canon Pro90 takes great photos and should do so for a lot of years, despite its limit of "only" 2.6 megapixels. My next camera will probably be a DSLR, but I'm nowhere near "needing" a replacement.
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Old Jun 19, 2003, 1:48 PM   #4
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November/December will see a rash of new cameras for Xmas. Not much until then but all of a sudden ... POW.
But then again there's the PMA show in March!

There's always new cameras coming out; Olypus released the C-740 in April and just released the C-750.
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