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Old Feb 13, 2011, 10:03 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the info. I live in Canada so I'm thinking that after I would pay all the taxes and other charges one has to pay when receiving items from the States I'm better off buying new and in Canada and get the warranty. So do you think the E620 is a decent camera ?. The deal with Dell is only valid till the end of today.
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Yes, I think the E-620 is a bit better than a decent camera. It is very similar to the E-30 that I own. The differences are in size and the AF system is a bit better in the E-30. That being said, the E-620 camera has pretty much the same output as the E-30. It also has the articulated LCD screen, image stabilization. should you decide to use some of your older Pentax lenses with the use of an adapter, although you'll have to manually focus, the camera would provide image stabilization for it. One feature that the E-620 has that I would like on my E-30 is the backlit buttons on the back of the camera. Makes shooting and adjusting buttons in low light
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My berlief is that, with Dell, if you get the camera and you're not satisfied, I think you could return it. Seems like a pretty good deal.

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Old Feb 13, 2011, 10:32 AM   #12
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The deal with Dell is not a bad at all. Also, you can find the E-520 with the 14-42 and the 40-150mm lenses for $599CND at Saneal in Calgary (http://www.sanealcamera.com/) and probably w/o shipping cost. This is also a nice kit (the 40-150 retails for about $300...)

Remember that you will have to buy a Compact Flash card very soon ... the xD cards are way too slow (but not bad as backup inside the camera ... just in case).
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 7:43 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the info. I live in Canada so I'm thinking that after I would pay all the taxes and other charges one has to pay when receiving items from the States I'm better off buying new and in Canada and get the warranty. So do you think the E620 is a decent camera ?. The deal with Dell is only valid till the end of today.
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Fellow Canuck here... I have the E-620 and love it. However, you should know that ISO performance is lacking (anything above ISO 800 will be grainy without post processing) and that AF performance can be sometimes a PIA.

I bought it for the price, in camera IS, and the flippy LCD screen (use that often). I own the 14-42mm and 70-300mm... see threads posted by me to see example pictures taken with the camera if you want.

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Old Feb 13, 2011, 8:44 PM   #14
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My berlief is that, with Dell, if you get the camera and you're not satisfied, I think you could return it. Seems like a pretty good deal.

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Good to know Zig.

Seneal camera return policy is not that good.
You have 10 days for an exchange only. NO Refund.
That is the 1 reason I do not buy from them.

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Having owned the E-620 for a while now, I can safely say you're going to be extremely happy with it. As with ANY camera, you have to work within it's capabilities and learn to use the camera as an extension of yourself. Knowledge of the camera (any camera) is key. I think you'll be thrilled with it. As far as buying from Dell... caveat emptor. I've been stung by them a couple of times. I won't let them get a third stinger into me.
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There is a E-600 (The E-620 less the lighted buttons and a couple of art filters) two lens (Oly 14-42mm kit lens and the Oly 40-150mm lens) on E-Bay right now for $320.00. That savings could pay some of those taxes for you.

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