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Old Dec 1, 2003, 8:38 PM   #1
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My CP995 was stolen, and insurance says replace with "like and kind". I will have to pay a strong deductible.
I have searched the web, read epinions reviews, steve's reviews, and am totally confused as to what camera would be "like and kind". I can also upgrade (out of my pocket of course). Called Nikon and they suggested the closest would be the CP 4500.
Well, it is discontinued! So now what? The 5000 has only a 3 x zoom (28-85mm), and not enough for taking bird pictures. The CP5400 replaces the 5000 and has more zoom and with optional telephoto would get to 174mm. Any experiences with this?
I really liked the internal zoom of the 995, I could couple it to a telescope for digiscoping which it seems the others won't allow with the zoom being external. Is the 5700 a better option with its stronger zoom?
Any help?
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Old Dec 2, 2003, 1:21 PM   #2
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Ritz has refuburfished Nikon 4500's for $349.99 while supplies last.

http://www.ritzcamera.com/webapp/wcs...1&cmCat=SEARCH
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Old Dec 3, 2003, 9:08 AM   #3
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and they said the 4500 is being discountined?
Since i'm thinking of buying one here but I didn't want to buy a discountined camera....

thanks..

the 5000 seems so bulky...
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Old Dec 3, 2003, 10:44 AM   #4
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Buying a very good camera at the end of the marketing life usually produces great baragains. I purchased my 5700 just last month because I could afford to upgrade at $650 but not at the original price of the camera. The 5700 is a very good camera and is near the end of the market life.
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Old Dec 3, 2003, 12:10 PM   #5
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Buying a very good camera at the end of the marketing life usually produces great baragains. I purchased my 5700 just last month because I could afford to upgrade at $650 but not at the original price of the camera. The 5700 is a very good camera and is near the end of the market life.
... You can also get an excellent camera near the beginning of the market life for the same price! :lol: :lol: :lol:

I agree with the stylish 4500 though with all the attachments available for the camera and its small lens thread.
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