Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 25, 2003, 8:43 PM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 79
Default Comparable? 10x Optical & 4x Optical w/2.4x Telephoto Le


Newbie question. I am looking for a 4mp camera that will not only
take regular pics (indoor shots, people, etc..) but one where I
can also take long shots (scenery, wildlife, etc...). I have been
reading reviews, and prices for the ultra zoom cameras but they
tend to be a bit pricey. The ones with lower optical seem to be
priced more to my liking (budget).

For example a 10x optical will run about $800.00 to $900.00 cdn.

A 4x optical, about $500.00 to $600.00, and a 2.4x telephoto lens
for it about $200.00. Savings of at least $100.00.

If I get a camera with a 4x optical zoom, and add a, say, 2.4
telephoto lens, will it be comparable to one with a 10x optical?

I know the math is close, but am I missing something?
I also know it depends on the camera, but lets say they both
have comprable lenses to start with.


JamesDFarrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Dec 25, 2003, 9:16 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 205


Fuji s5000


It's not 4mp, it's 3mp. But, this is very little difference in actual resolution. As a matter of fact, the c750 Olympus(4 MP) has about the same ACTUAL resolving ability as the S5000. More than a 'MP' rating is involved with a camera's actual resolving ability.

WmAx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2003, 11:08 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,585

I concur with Chris on the S5000 as a very good compromise for your camera needs.
gibsonpd3620 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2003, 11:50 AM   #4
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 79
Default Thanks!

Sorry it took so long to respond. Have been checking out the S5000. Looks good. Found the S5000 portal too. So much to read. LOL!

Thanks again,

James (who will probably be back with more questions)
JamesDFarrow is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:40 AM.