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Old May 20, 2004, 11:20 AM   #1
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I am getting ready to buy a digital camera (1st one) and need some help. I have been checking out a Olympus C-750UL but have come across another one, Nikon Coolpix 5700. Now I am brand new to this digital camera age. I am 38 and have 2 girls in sports and have really been missing out on some pics. We have finally decided to break down and dive in. This will probably be my only digital camera purchase. I want a camera that I can grow into. These cameras will do exceedingly more than I know or understand right now, but I think they offer some versitility for newbies also.

Thats why I have come here, for some help. While I am looking at these 2 cameras you might be able to help me out with better choices. I would like to have at least 4mp. Butterfly Photo has the Coolpix on sale for 475.00 and the C-750 is 395.00. (before the extras). Which brings me to the next thing. Memory. How much?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Old May 20, 2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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I don't know if you've looked at this one but i've seen the Minolta Z2 recommended for sports photos. Check the review and see what you think. :-)
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Old May 22, 2004, 4:14 PM   #3
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Get as much memory as possible. I always shoot at the highest resolution possible and even then my 512 meg card is worth at least ten rolls of film when it comes to how many pics I can store.
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Old May 25, 2004, 12:32 PM   #4
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Hi, i have had the canon A70 for a year now and it is an asome camera. I'd go with an A80 in that it has a movable display panel and 4 megapixels. What impresses me most about these cameras is the multizone metering system which produces great results. Several modes are available including full manual.

Another factor for me was the use of AA size batteries, readily available. I use SAnyo 2100 NIMH with their peak charger (not timed which cooks batteries) world class batteries can be had at costco for $30. can. Being you are overseas, they may be harder to find. I can pretty well shoot all day with one charge of these batteries.
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