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Old Nov 12, 2003, 8:00 PM   #1
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I am trying to decide on which camera to buy. I would like to buy something that has 5x or greater optical zoom. Few of my choices are Olympus 740UZ and Fuji S5000. I am willing to spend upto $450. Please tell me which one I should buy. Should I go for one of my choices above or are there better alternatives?

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Old Nov 12, 2003, 8:23 PM   #2
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Both of your camera selections are good. The Fuji has the ability to do movies with sound and has a photo assist lamp. The Olympus 740 does not have sound with the movies. The Olympus has the edge in picture quality. The Fuji will produce great photos also but the edge may go to the Olympus. The Fuji can be purchased at the following link for $329 click this link:

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...refer=d3alt1me

The C740 can be purchased at the same store for $369 click this link:

http://www.shopping.com/xPC-Olympus_C_740_Ultra_Zoom

I belive I would purchase the Fuji over the Olympus and use the $40 to purchase additional memory. I have the 740Z and my son owns the S5000. I have used both cameras and you should be happy with either.
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Old Nov 12, 2003, 8:52 PM   #3
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Awesome. Thank you! I think I'll go with S5000 'cause I can buy a brand new for $306.
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Old Nov 12, 2003, 10:23 PM   #4
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Be careful with those merchants that sell items at a "much lower" price, there has been enough discusion here regarding after sales service from various online merchants.
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Old Nov 12, 2003, 11:01 PM   #5
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Check out the resellers rating and good luck. Great shooting.
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