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Old Jan 15, 2003, 4:04 PM   #1
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I have Casio QV-3500, now i am going for new one. I was bit confuse which one i have to take. Following are my options
Casio QV-5700, Nikon Coolpix 5700, Olympus c-5050 and poweshot G3. I am looking for good zoom, more pixel to take prints for big size and CF Type II compatable.

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Old Jan 16, 2003, 10:42 AM   #2
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The Nikon, I hear it's very good. 8x zoom too.
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Old Jan 17, 2003, 12:24 AM   #3
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I recommend the Nikon 5700. I get great photos and I love it.
check out my photos if you are concerned about image quality


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Old Jan 19, 2003, 9:22 AM   #4
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If a combination of big zoom and high picture quality is most important, get the CP-5700. If you're looking for the best price/perfomance, with zoom being a secondary consideration, try the C5050.
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Old Jan 19, 2003, 6:17 PM   #5
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Has anyone considered the Sony DSC-717? It has a 190mm telephoto, very fast AF and the best battery?
It got great reviews both by Steve and DPReview, but there doesn't seem to be much talk about it anywhere. Not even in the Sony forum.
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 11:36 AM   #6
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Rubbish battery actually. Or at least a Sony battery. Stick with cams that take AAs.
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 12:22 PM   #7
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I agree with Steve, batteries should be a major consideration with a new camera purchase. Propritetary batteries should be avoided if at all possible.
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 7:57 PM   #8
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Sorry Steve6 and gibsonpd, can you guys explain your complaint about the Sony battery. According to dpreview testing, it was the 2nd best out there lasting over 4 hours with 405 shots, beating everthing else but the Canon Nimh.
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 11:02 PM   #9
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The problem with the Sony (or any proprietary) battery is not the capacity but the fact that when it needs to be replaced or if you want a spare it will cost $50-75. My wife works at a Police Department where they use two Sony Mavica (floppy disk style) cameras. They have replaced the batteries several times at a cost of $50-75. I have an Olympus which uses AA batteries. I can use alkalines in a pinch and have a one hour Rayovac charger and 16 NiMH batteries. I can get a set of 4 for $10 or less. I also use these same batteries in a walkman and Gameboy. the charger can also be used in the car. It is a matter of cost and convenience.
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Jbaily has hit the nail on the head.

And I don't like proprietary memory either although Sony sticks have become more competitive recently.
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