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Old Oct 15, 2005, 8:51 PM   #21
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With the E-500 representing an improvement, but not an overwhelming improvement over the E-300, doesn't that make the E-300, two lens kit a real baragain?

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Old Oct 16, 2005, 10:05 PM   #22
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nudge...nudge...I know that there are indeed folks out there who feel that the Olympus E-500 repesents a REAL improvement over the Olympus E-300.

Please share with me information that will re-direct my focusfrom the E-300 two lens outfit, to the new and so called "improved" E-500 two lens kit? The E-500 kit costs a full $150 more. This is critical, as I am about to place my order.

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Old Oct 17, 2005, 11:33 AM   #23
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Hi Ultrazoom22: FYI: Check out the comparison chart on page 1 of the following link:

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/olympuse500/
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Also check out this site:

http://www.wrotniak.com/photo/oly-e/e500.html
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Old Oct 17, 2005, 9:24 PM   #25
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Thank you, Steven and Mike-

I have a better view on the differences. It was valuable info.

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Old Oct 17, 2005, 10:21 PM   #26
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I've seen the difference between the two at around $100... I know $100 is a big deal to most people, including myself.

I'm waiting for my local costco to switch from the E-300 to the E-500. I'll buy it and check it out. I am considering it, but with Canon's Triple rebate on the Rebel XT and lenses, you can get a Canon XT, with better lens choices in the future for about $100 more.

You can check out my post on the canon lens section:
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=65

The triple rebate ends in January so you have a lot of time to think about it. The Costco's around my area has the E-300, Nikon D50 and Canon Rebel XT, so I'll buy each one and compare them for myself and then decide which one I'll keep. Hopefully, before I decide one of them would carry the E-500 so I can check that one also. Thanks to Costco's liberal return policy! This is how camera shopping should be :-)

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Soooo....has anyone actually gotten one yet?


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Old Oct 18, 2005, 6:07 PM   #28
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Soooo....has anyone actually gotten one yet?
Quite a few, but they're not on this board.
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I think I'm ready to trade in my old FTN...the E-500 looks reasonable. What board have you seen where people have used one?

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Old Oct 20, 2005, 1:02 PM   #30
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u cant just dismiss a camera based upon the specs. I WAS SO close to buying the E-1 based upon specs, but its noise was TERRIBLE @ high isos.

so, wait till it comes out, somepne buys it, an diss it when the pictures show up.
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