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Old Jan 26, 2003, 11:37 PM   #1
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Default Own the Powershot S30- ready for a new one...help

I have owned the Canon Powershot for about 8 months. I bought it online for a super great price, but I have hated the camera ever since I opened the box. I found the pictures to always be BLURRY and not sharp at all. I was, and still am new to the whole photo thing, but I never ever got a GREAT picture from it. Read the manual a couple hundred times, books and so on. A couple friends said the camera was just not that good.

So, I am about to sell the camera and will be buying a new one. I have been looking at the Olympus c-50 Zoom. The pictures look pretty good from it.

Can you guys give me some help here. IF you had 600 to spend, what would you buy.

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Old Jan 27, 2003, 9:29 AM   #2
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Hi Joe,

Welcome

Here are five questions for you to ask yourself about your next digicam:

1) What are the main subjects for my photography?

(examples - famly photos indoors, landscape, etc)

2) What is maximize size yI want to print?
(If 8 x 10 then 2 Megapixels is sufficient but does not
all for a large crop then enlarged to 8 x 10).

3) How many shots do I want to take on a given day?
(If more than one hundred consider camera with compact
flash or other media as smartmedia is limited to 128 mb
per card).

4) How much use will I make of LCD (review)?
(If quite a bit, then consider dps9000 battery which will
give you hours of use with each charge).

5) What other accessories do I want?

Personally, I recommend whichever camera you choose to have two things:

1) Low light illuminator (for focusing)
2) Image stabilization

Also, read Steve's reviews here on cameras that interest you. His reviews are very detailed and describes pros and cons of each camera. For those cameras that interest you, search this forum
for them for forum members' comments on them.

Good luck

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Old Jan 27, 2003, 10:53 AM   #3
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If I had $600 to spend, I would buy the Olympus C4040. It is a 4mp, 3X optical, with great optics for low light exposures. You can check pricing at www.dealtime.com. It should run in the $500 arena. If you want a very small camera then c50 would be a good camera.
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Old Jan 27, 2003, 11:50 AM   #4
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I agree with Gibson or the Oly 730 UZ
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Old Jan 27, 2003, 2:26 PM   #5
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I bought my C-5050 for only $75.00 more, and that was shipped to my door.Just one more thing to think about and confuse you.

Ray

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Old Jan 27, 2003, 3:33 PM   #6
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Yes if you have $75 more go with Easyray suggestion:

The c5050 has the following over the C4040
Moveable LCD panel
5 mp camera
Photo assist lamp for low light conditions
takes Compact Flash, Smart Media, and XD card
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Old Jan 27, 2003, 11:42 PM   #7
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Default yup...lots of choices...

Now it looks like I can get a good deal on a G2, but thats a bit bigger, not so "pocket" size.

What is a guy to do :-)
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