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Old Feb 25, 2003, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm considering buying my first digicam for casual use.

I want something that can be easy to just point'n'shoot but that I can grow into and set manual settings (sort of a learning camera).

Size is not a matter here, the only thing I'd want would be all-round good performance (including night shots).

I've looked extensively at reviews here and on other sites and my current choices might be:

Olympus C-4000 (altough I'm afraid it might be daunting for a complete beginner)

olympus mju 400 (they are not yet available and I can't seem to find any comments on quality... help...)

I kind of discarded the pentax 430RS and the minolta f100 on image quality basis.

If anyone knows a camera on the 400-500 euro (more or less the same in dollars) range, I would appreciate a hint.

Thanks
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Old Feb 25, 2003, 12:58 PM   #2
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The C4000 is a good point and shoot camera. It also has the manual settings that will let you grow into the camera. I not sure that there is a consumer digital that does not provide auto shooting capability when it also has manual features.
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Old Feb 25, 2003, 1:08 PM   #3
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Nothing daunting about it. Stick it on auto or P mode and it's as easy as any other P+S.
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Old Feb 25, 2003, 1:33 PM   #4
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I second the recommendation for the C-4000. I love mine and found it to be very versatile for just about all sorts of shooting condition.

You can check out some sample pictures (including night shots) here:

www.pbase.com/hyunyu

Good luck on your decision!
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