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Old Jan 28, 2004, 7:10 PM   #1
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Looks so cool, watch out Sony DSC-F828, here comes Nikon of 2004.

http://www.nikonusa.com/template.php...roductNr=25515

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Old Jan 28, 2004, 9:27 PM   #2
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same thread already running here http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...461&highlight=

And Steves "first look " here http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_...nikon8700.html
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Old Jan 29, 2004, 7:58 PM   #3
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same thread? same subject: yes, same thread: no

Can you print a full color brochure out of the two above links? I do not think so.

Hey... try not so picky...try the link, get to the source and learn some real stuffs...and a chance to win a brand new Nikon D-70 on the site...

losing up a bit ..bubb... :lol:
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 9:03 PM   #4
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It seems that several manufcaturers have had press releases announcing similar cameras in the past week.

Could anyone comment on your knowledge or experiences with similar makes of the following cameras:

Nikon Collpix 8700
(8mp, 8x optical zoom)

Minolta Dimage A2 (8mp, 7x optical zoom, image stabilization)
Press release, not on web page

Canon Powershot Pro 1 (8mp, 7x optical zoom, L lens)http://www.powershot.com/powershot2/pro1/intro.html

(I have pretty much ruled out the Sony based on what I have seen)
(I have also almost ruled out the Fuji's based on some of the unusual traits (like 200 iso minimum manual settings, and some concerns with the Super CCD), jpeg compression, downsampling, for lower resolution photos, etc.

I am considering the nikon, canon, and minolta cameras and it seems that these are beginning to address some concerns I have had. They seem to be performing better on the autofocus speed and low-light capability. The EVFs are getting substantially higher resolutions - I think the Minolta's is twice the resolution of the Canon. I prefer use of rechargeable AA batteries, but expect most of these use proprietary batteries. I don't know how much difference the media type makes, but I was impressed with xD, and I'm not sure what most of these use, other than the Nikon use of CF.

Of course, above, I did not mention image quality. I am very interested in input on any of the above. I am especially sensitive to chromatic aberration and would put that as a significant factor on image quality issues.

Thanks for any input!
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 9:06 PM   #5
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Also,
These cameras all seem to be right in the same price range ~$1,000. Any idea what the actual street price might be, or how long it takes for prices to come down from MSRP?
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