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Old Jun 18, 2003, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default Wanting to upgrade from dsc-f505, looking to spend around 1k

I have the dsc-f505, and I think its a decent camera, however lately I have had th urge to upgrade. I am looking ot spend around 1k, but wont mind going a bit higher.

I am by no means a professional photographer, though I do enjoy taking pictures, I have no idea what most of the settings mean =), I always keep everythign on automatic.

I was considering the coolpix 5700, seems like a good camera.

What do you guys recomend?

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Old Jun 19, 2003, 1:43 AM   #2
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If you like the F505 then go for the F717, it's been dropped $200 in price so at $799 it is one killer camera.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_reviews/f717.html



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Old Jun 19, 2003, 2:54 PM   #3
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Default 717 over the newer V1?

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Just curious, do you recommend the 717 over the newer V1?
I’d certainly like a more compact camera, but if 1) quality of images, and 2) features, are better in the 717, then perhaps the 717 is the way for me as well. What’s your feeling here?
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Old Jun 19, 2003, 3:48 PM   #4
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Thanks Steve, I do like the 505, however the shape of it kind of gets old. I like the form factor of the 5700, and thought maybe its time for a bit of a change. How do you think the 5700 compares to the 717? I wish they took sd cards to make my life a little easier as well.

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Old Jun 20, 2003, 1:03 AM   #5
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The Nikons are "good light" cameras, meaning they lack any kind of auto focus assist light and therefore don't focus well in dim to dark. The F717 and the V1 both use the Sony exclusive Laser Hologram focusing system which is truely state of the art - it focuses in total darkness even if pointed at a white wall !

If you already have some Memory Sticks you can use them in either the F717 or V1 - both are great cameras. If you want a smaller camera then go with the V1.

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Old Jun 20, 2003, 4:53 AM   #6
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I wish they took sd cards
If you decide to get the nikon or any other camera that takes cf, you can use sd cards in it with this adapter http://www.shopping.hp.com/cgi-bin/h...owse_link=true
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... but I wonder why though?

sD is more expensive than CF already especially toward the large sizes... and then one adds another adapter (ie cost) to be able to use it in a CF slot. Why not use CF in the 1st place? That would save both on cost and double insertions! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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If you like the F505 then go for the F717, it's been dropped $200 in price so at $799 it is one killer camera.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_reviews/f717.html



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My son-in-law just bought one. He took a picture of a framed picture under glass in a dark hallway from less that 2' and the results were unbelievable. Lot of money for a camera, but it seems to be a lot of camera for the money.
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Old Jun 23, 2003, 6:30 PM   #9
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Call me stupid, but I just realized I have been saying I have the dsc-f505, when I really have the dsc f707. I think I have decided to upgrade tot he canon eos-10d, though pricier I think it takes much better shotrs and is much more fleixble should I ever really learn to use it.


Thanks for the help.
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