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Old Nov 26, 2002, 5:04 PM   #1
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Default MInolta digimage 7I or Nikon 5700?

Ive got a fuji 2800z ,its great but its time to move to a prosumer one, and these are the models ,i choose.
Please anyone can helpme?,whos the best?,ive heard something about the nikon has problems with focus on dark scenes.Its that true?
well, thanks in advance.

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Old Nov 26, 2002, 6:27 PM   #2
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Have you tried the Olympus c-5050? Good pics at a reasonable price. :idea:

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Old Nov 26, 2002, 6:36 PM   #3
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Not , these two cameras are the only that i can purchase , here in Europe (spain) in my local market,

But i take a look the Olympus em10,really mazing, but alittle expensive being a 4MP
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Old Nov 27, 2002, 3:26 PM   #4
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You can buy an Olympus C-5050 for about 1.000 (Portugal).
The Minolta 7Hi costs 1.749 , it's better, ok , but also much
expensive :? .


I've got a Fuji 4900z and I'm looking for the Minolta 7Hi, Nikon 5700 or the Sony F717, they are about the same price.
Olympus C-5050 has 5MP and costs 500 less. :P
Not bad.

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You should be specific here, what kind of photography you're doing. Both cameras you mentioned here have strengths and weaknesses, it may turn out that both don't fit your shooting style :roll:
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Old Nov 28, 2002, 2:55 PM   #6
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Gared, Ive touched a point that I didnt think of.
I supposed both cameras were similar and the main
Difference between them remain only in zoom terms (the C-5050 has only 3x),
But I could remedy this lack with some Add-on Lenses.

Kind of photography (amateur), I would like to have well
Resolution and zoom would be a bonus, not a necessity.

In your opinion, and in the terms I above mentioned, cant Olympus c-5050 compete with the other tree cameras?

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Old Nov 28, 2002, 4:56 PM   #7
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When looking for a new digital camera in the price range I could afford I narrowed it down to the Nikon 5700 and the Sony F717. I ended up getting the F717 however, both cameras are excellent.

Anyway, if i had a choice between the 5700 and the 7Hi and the F717 did not exist, I'd choose the 5700.
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When looking for a new digital camera in the price range I could afford I narrowed it down to the Nikon 5700 and the Sony F717. I ended up getting the F717 however, both cameras are excellent.

Anyway, if i had a choice between the 5700 and the 7Hi and the F717 did not exist, I'd choose the 5700.
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And since those three cameras are the prosumer state of the art, unfortunately, my choice will go for the cheaper.

And why did you choose the Sony F-717?
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A few reasons why I chose the Sony F717 over the Nikon 5700 (after debating the issue with myself and others

- F717 was $1399.00 Canadian, 5700 was $1699.00 Canadian.
(F717 is regularly $1499 and I got a deal wheres the Nikon dealer didn't even budge on their price)

- tested the low light shots in the store, the F717 appeared to have a better picture...though it was only a basic shot and the reviews I have read informed me of the same thing.

- I like the 'feel' of the F717 in my hands, the 'barrel' lens allows me a firm hold.

- The above out weighed the 5700s advantage in the memory depart and 8x optical zoom feature. I bought 2 x 128MB mem sticks for the F717 anyway and I'm sure will soon introduce larger mem sticks.

Both are great cameras, believe me I was really undecided when I was looking at these 2 however, after the first pics I don't think I have made a bad choice at all.

Just a few 1st shots here all taken on full auto, 2560x1920 (some cropped down)
www.juetts.com/f717
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