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Old Jun 30, 2003, 9:24 AM   #1
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Default Buy Olympus C4000, Minolta S414 (and F200 ?) or Canon A70

Hi! I've come to the conclusion that I do need a zoom,
so the Canon A300 is not interesting.

I've also come to the conclusion that Canon A70 is better
than Nikon Coolpix 3100, so that also falls short.

The remaining cameras are:
Olympus C4000 4MPix , TIFF , good flash, no sound, lots of manual settings
Minolta S414 4MPix , TIFF , 4x zoom , no noise reduction

Canon A70 3MPix , focus assist lamp, newest of the three

(Minolta F200 4MPix , this one recently got a free card from me and I really don't now if it's able to compete)

If anyone is able to compare any of them or has an opinion
please don't hesitate to write. I need input! Lots of input! :O)

Which camera gives the better result in full automatic mode (good/bad light)?

The price difference between them is not so big in my local stores,
so that's not an issue. (C4000 452EUR, S414 436EUR, A70 401EUR,
F200 468EUR (when 9.16SKR = 1EUR))

I have also read most of the recent threads that seemed
related, but felt a new thread was needed.
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Old Jun 30, 2003, 11:28 AM   #2
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A couple of thoughts...I have a C4000.

I think it is a great camera.

I don't need sound...I don't ever use the video clips.

I do wish I had a focus assist lamp and perhaps a hot shoe (you can get a bracket for the C4000).

C4000 has great macro capability...not sure about the others.

Good Luck!
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Old Jun 30, 2003, 12:08 PM   #3
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In the same price range is olympus c-740 too.My advice is, if u want a compact body buy minolta f200, if u want "full" camera with 10x zoom optical buy oly c740.
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Old Jun 30, 2003, 7:46 PM   #4
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Hi!
Thanks for the tip, though the c740 is way to expensive
were I live It's also only a 3MPix so for me with
that price it cannot compete.
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