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Old Feb 19, 2003, 2:33 PM   #1
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Default Olympus C-4000, Canon S45, or Canon G3?

Okay, after a few responses here (see initial posting below) and elsewhere, I think I've narrowed the field for my decision.

Olympus C-4000 Zoom
Canon PowerShot S45
Canon PowerShot G3 (assuming I can get the extra cash!)

Which one is the best overall camera? Why?

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Old Feb 19, 2003, 2:46 PM   #2
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You know that -4000 and G3 are not in the same class... for the price and the features, I'd compare C-5050 against G3.
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Old Feb 19, 2003, 2:51 PM   #3
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The reason I did not include the Olympus C-5050 is because it uses a new xD Picture Card memory type that is not supported (directly) by my HP PSC 2210 printer. I realize that there are card adapters, but I didn't want to have an added expense immediately after getting the camera.
Are you saying though that, assuming I can get the extra money for a G3, it is, without any doubt, a much better camera than the C-4000 or Canon S45? Which one would come in second place?
Thanks for the response!
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Old Feb 19, 2003, 3:00 PM   #4
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Have you looked at the either the Nikon CP 4500 or 5000 to compare with the G3?



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Old Feb 19, 2003, 3:09 PM   #5
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I have the C-4000, but haven't handled the other two, so I can't make any direct comparisons... only by looking at their specs and comparing them to what I know about the C-4000.

Keep in mind that the G3 costs twice as much as the C-4000, OK? :lol:

The G3 is better (in my humble opinion) in several different aspects:

- faster lens--f/2.0 vs f/2.8
- faster continuous shooting (2.5 frames per sec vs. 1.3-1.5 frames per sec)
- bigger zoom (140mm vs. 96mm in 35mm format)
- longer movies with sound
- RAW format (C-4000 doesn't do RAW)
- faster shutter speed (max. 1/1250 or 1/2000 vs. 1/1000)
- AF focusing illuminator
- hot shoe for external flash
- remote sensor and included remote control

The C-4000 on the other hand has four customizable "My Modes," which I find invaluable. Better macro (2 cm vs. 5 cm), and slightly wider angle.

The advantages of the G3 are formidable, but is it worth 2x the price of the C-4000 to me? Nope.

Your and others' mileage may vary, of course.
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Old Feb 19, 2003, 7:33 PM   #6
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ruzicka,
The C-5050 also uses smartmedia,CF1,CF2 and IBM microdrives,besides the XD you mentioned.

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Old Feb 19, 2003, 9:59 PM   #7
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Well, okay then! It seems I can add the C-5050 to the list. So now I have:

Olympus C-4000 Zoom
Olympus C-5050 (assuming I can get the extra cash!)
Canon PowerShot S45
Canon PowerShot G3 (assuming I can get the extra cash!)

What do the expert here recommend:
1) the best value for the money? Why?
2) the best overall? Why?

Please...I could REALLY use some help here!
Thanks!
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