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Old Oct 23, 2005, 3:28 PM   #1
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I've narrowed my choice down to Olympus, but which?

Both seem nice in the hand. E1 seems the better camera, but ... E300 has fill-in flash and 8 megs.

I'm into landscape/nature with a sprinkling of daughter. price of cameras is similar with Jessops in UK selling E1 and 14-54 for £700, just £50 more than the E300 with same lens.

So which one would you go for?

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Old Oct 23, 2005, 5:30 PM   #2
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Forget about any memory that comes with the camera...today 8 megs is NOTHING...if it was 8 GIGS, that would be a different story.

In some ways the E-1 is better, it has a white balance lens which is more accurate, it's weather resistant, even though it's only 5mp.

The E-300 is smaller, lighter, and does have the internal flash.

There's now the E-500 as well, which is like the E-300 in many respects, but it's smaller and lighter still, and has the more traditional SLR-look.

And there's lots of rumours that there's a new professional E being announced in March.

Check all the reviews, here and other review sites...hold the cameras, maybe you don't the larger cameras. Have to say though that many E-300 users first purchases after memory and spare battery is an external flash (myself included)...the internal is handy, but the light from it isn't attractive.
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Old Nov 3, 2005, 7:22 AM   #3
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Finally settled on E1. Have placed deposit (to get Jessops £700 deal), will get at end of month. Can't wait!
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