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Old Oct 29, 2003, 11:11 AM   #1
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Hi
I am interested in buying a digital camera and i know this question has been asked a million times, sorry for that.

I will take all sorts of photos and use the camera for video too.

Which Digital do you recommend?

1. Fuji s7000
2. Fuji S602
3. Olympus 5050
4. Olympus 5060

These seem like the better cameras that are available. I may be wrong, please advise.
Not too worried about cost.

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Old Oct 29, 2003, 11:24 AM   #2
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The Olympus C5050 is a solid camera, 3X optical lens, moveable LCD panel, F1.8 lens, accepts CF, SM, XD and micro drive meidas. It will perform well in most all conditions. It also has a photo assist lamp for low light conditions. Cost on the internet is less than $600. You can check prices at www.dealtime.com.
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Old Oct 29, 2003, 11:58 AM   #3
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What about the Olympus C-5060?
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Old Oct 29, 2003, 12:43 PM   #4
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Go to www.olympusamerica.com and do a side by side comparison.
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The 5050 and 5060 are different cameras, the 5050 is better in low light, the 5060 has more wide angle. That's the basic difference.
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Old Oct 29, 2003, 4:41 PM   #6
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the one stop difference is not enough of a speed difference for the loss of that wide angle. if i were to buy today it would be the 5060

but then if your not a wide angle person and the price difference today is about $100 that could be a deciding factor too.
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Depends on what you shoot...I personally don't mind having to carry a wide angle converter if it means the camera has the super bright lens becuase I don't shoot WA that often but I may shoot indoors more (I personally have a C-700 and have a WA converter for it).
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I am not that interested in WA shots and would prefer the faster lens in the C5050. Your preferences will determine which camera you will buy. Either camera should work well for you.
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