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Old Feb 5, 2004, 2:07 PM   #1
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Hi All

My mate is after a Digital Camera for everyday use, holidays etc etc. He wants a camera that he can grow into, has manual control and at least 4 mega pixel. A good zoom is nice but not paramount.

Here is his shortlist:

1. Olympus C5050
2. Olympus C750
3. Canon A80

These are not in order of preference.

Can you please give me your views on the best of the bunch?

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Old Feb 5, 2004, 2:27 PM   #2
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If zoom is paramount, then I would select the Olympus C5050.
1. F1.8 lens
2. Able to use CF, SM, XD and microsdirve for memory
3. Moveable lcd
4. Hot shoe for external flash
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Old Feb 6, 2004, 12:48 PM   #3
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Anyone else able to help here?
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Old Feb 6, 2004, 8:40 PM   #4
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Looking at your location, you probably need a camera with good iso 400 performance. The Canon A80 may be better than the Olympus on that terrain. Don't believe me, check http://www.imaging-resource.com/ example images of your selected cameras and iso 400 and even 800 (you may also like to take a photo in December)
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I donít disagree that the A 80 might not be a little better at a given high ISO, but the 5050 lens is over an f stop faster. That means the shot you have to shoot at ISO 400 with the A80 could be comfortably shot at ISO 200 on the Oly. I would go for the Oly in that climate.

The Oly has a B&W status window that is easy to read and keeps you from having to refer to the LCD Ė important with optical finders IMO. And even though they both flip out the A80 LCD is too small for my taste. A hot shoe is a necessity if you want good flash range and the A80 doesnít have one. I prefer the two custom modes on the A80 compared to just one on the Oly.
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Actually on the 5050 when you click on my mode it gives you the option of my mode 1 thru 4. I just got this camera a week ago and it rocks. :P

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Actually on the 5050 when you click on my mode it gives you the option of my mode 1 thru 4. I just got this camera a week ago and it rocks. :P

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That just took it down a notch in my esteem. I want to move the mode dial to MyMode and shoot without turning the LCD on and having to shelter it in bright sunlight to see what it is set on, or having to do anything else. Two real custom modes on the mode dial is far superior to any number you have mess with IMO. Having to go to the menu to sort through custom modes defeats the purpose for me.
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