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Old Nov 19, 2003, 9:14 AM   #1
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I am thinking about purchasing a top-quality 5MP point-n-shoot digicam. I really like the look and feel of the CP5700. Current owners => Are you satisfied? Any work around for the lack of an AF assist beam? How are the skin tones?
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Old Nov 19, 2003, 9:31 AM   #2
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I purchased the camera about a month ago. I really love the camera and the controls over my shooting. Here is a link that helps in low light conditions

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=15342

I have not regretted the purchase of the 5700.
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Old Nov 19, 2003, 3:29 PM   #3
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I am thinking about purchasing a top-quality 5MP point-n-shoot digicam. I really like the look and feel of the CP5700.
The 5700 is not a typical P&S camera. It requires the shooter to understand and play with many settings to get the best shots. If you wish to have a pure point-and-shoot camera, you'd better find another one. Once you have mastered the 5700 you will like keep it for a long long time.

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Any work around for the lack of an AF assist beam? How are the skin tones?
To a general user, the AF speed and locking sensitivity are the worst things of the 5700. In general, you can pre-focus, recompose and shoot. But, tracking an object that moves unpredictably is not the strength of the 5700. In low light and/or low contrast situation, the 5700 does hunt and fail. So, choosing a high contrast area for focusing is the way to go.

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Old Nov 19, 2003, 4:54 PM   #4
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Shene is correct that the 5700 has settings that need to be used and understood to get the best from the camera. However, it will function as a very good P&S camera in the A mode while you learn more about the camera. If your desire is to only use the camera in a P&S mode then try the new Sony P92.
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