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Old Mar 27, 2003, 9:57 PM   #1
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Default Nikon 5700 vs Olympus C5050Z

I would like to upgrade my current 2MB pixels digi-cam to a 5MB pixels.

I have narrowed down to Nikon 5700 and Olympus C5050Z but I can't decide which one to go for. Could someone help ?

It would be nice to have the manual control like what Nikon 5700 offers. However, when travelling, it would also be nice to be able to capture movies more than 2 min. Also I fine the C2020Z low light capability impressive. :roll:
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Old Mar 28, 2003, 1:09 PM   #2
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For me there is no contest - the Nikon for the longer lens.
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Old Mar 28, 2003, 4:22 PM   #3
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You have chosen two good cameras. The Nikon with the great zoom lens can provide some excellent shots. The Olympus should have the edge in the f1.8 lens and photo assist lamp. The Olympus is good for low light shots. The Olympus also supports three media types, CF SM and XD picture card.

If you want a big zoom then go with the Nikon.
If you will have low light shooting then go with the Olympus.

Budget restraints would also point to the Olympus.
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Old Mar 28, 2003, 9:10 PM   #4
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Thanks All.

Question: Does anyone knows a place where there is a comparison between Nikon 5700 vs Olympus C5050Z image quality ?

Does the Nikon 5700 requires more tweaking to get great pics ?
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Old Mar 29, 2003, 6:04 AM   #5
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Should be some images on this site. Rest assured though both deliver superb images.
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Old Mar 30, 2003, 2:37 AM   #6
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Since you mention travel, consider that the Nikon uses a proprietary rechargeable battery, and the Olympus can use rechargeable AA's, or disposable Lithiums (expensive, but long lasting) or Alkaline AA's (short life, but cheap and widely available).
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