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Old Dec 23, 2003, 6:41 AM   #1
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Default please! sony 828 or nikon 5700

I read all the reviews, still unsure, sony was highly rated, but few guys complained of poor sony-service. Nikon con. is the poor low light focus. This is my first camera and should last a very long time too.

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Old Dec 23, 2003, 1:24 PM   #2
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I looked at both of these cameras and ended up with the Minolta DiMAGE A1. Take a look at it if you haven't.
My second choice was the Nikon 5700 - I've had an older coolpix the last couple of years and have been happy with the images. The low-light problems definitely scared me away. I shied away from Sony due to my pre-investing with CF cards (had a bunch from my previous camera).
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Old Dec 23, 2003, 2:50 PM   #3
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I own the 5700 and bought it several months past. The camera will perform very well in all photographic enviroments including low light conditions. I have been very pleased with my decision to purchase the camera. The Sony has not been reviewed by any of the sites I monitor and can not make comments on it. I have seen some sample pictures that were released and they were very impressive.
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Old Dec 24, 2003, 12:35 AM   #4
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Thanks for all the replies. I will have a look at the min. A1, only I think the MP is about 3, the Nikon are highly rated, but few consumers have serious complaints.
However, NIkon's price is dropping which makes it more attractive

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Old Dec 25, 2003, 12:51 AM   #5
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I looked at both of these cameras and ended up with the Minolta DiMAGE A1. Take a look at it if you haven't.
My second choice was the Nikon 5700 - I've had an older coolpix the last couple of years and have been happy with the images. The low-light problems definitely scared me away. I shied away from Sony due to my pre-investing with CF cards (had a bunch from my previous camera).
I hate to break it to you but, the F828 can use CF cards and Microdrives as well as Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro cards.

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Old Dec 26, 2003, 6:51 AM   #6
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HI Thanks Steve for your input. I have decided to go with the Minolta A1, seems like more features and no low light problems even though the image quality of the Nikon appears slightly better.

Sorry CSD, I got confused with Minolta Z1, the Min. A1 is a 5 MP camera.

Will be reading more and more reviews till Feb to buy at the Dubai Shopping festival.

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Old Dec 26, 2003, 11:38 AM   #7
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Having just bought the new Sony f828 I'm just becomming familiar with it. I read all the pre production reviews and after some "hands on" familiarization at a local camera store I bought it. However, it would probably have been more prudent to wait for the professional and user reviews on a production unit. I was so mad :evil: at my Minolta DiMage 5 (the umteenth time I missed an important shot because of poor focusing that really couldn't be detected in the evf) that I was determined to replace it immediately damn the cost and the Sony pre production reviews really caught my eye. Sofar I have not been disappointed.
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