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Old Jan 19, 2003, 8:50 PM   #1
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I am considering both the Minolta Dimage X and the Casio Exilim EX-S2, but the zooms are 3X and 36 mm respectively. I am wondering what is the difference between the two zooms are.

Also, if anyone could give any helpful advice about these two cameras it would be appreciated.
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Old Jan 19, 2003, 10:51 PM   #2
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Dimage X :
Lens focal length 5.7mm – 17.1mm (37mm - 111mm in 35mm format)
f/2.8 – f/3.6
That’s 3X optical zoom

Exilim EX-S2:
Fixed focus 36mm F3.2 lens with 4x digital zoom
That’s no optical zoom

Strictly comparing on the optics, the Dimage X is preferable , not only it offer a real optical zoom to 111mm equivalent, the lens are also brighter at 37mm (wide angle) at F/2.8, comparing to the EX-S2 lens which offer F/3.2 only at 36 mm.
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 7:57 AM   #3
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When considering zoom rating only consider optical zooms.
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Old Jan 20, 2003, 10:16 AM   #4
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Thanks alot. I believe there are a few more positives along with the zoom which is why im gonna purchase the Dimage X
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Good luck

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