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Old Oct 13, 2003, 6:31 AM   #1
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Default Minolta Z1 vs Olympus C740

Minolta Z1 or Olympus C740???
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 7:25 AM   #2
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I have the C740 and I really like the camera. I purchased the camera for the long zoom and it is performing very well.
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 12:31 PM   #3
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I second that my friend! I have just purchased it last Saturday, and thankfully, the only thing I find worth missing is the sound on the movies you capture with it, though I don't think the price difference between the C750 and the C740's worth it. I'd rather buy more xD cards! :lol:
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 4:10 PM   #4
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Those of us who have tried the new Minolta were not impressed, mostly because of its dinky mechanism for changing from viewfinder to the LCD; Steve has an animation of it in his review, but basically when you change from the LCD to the viewfinder the LCD display itself tilts back, two shutters close down on the LCD window (from top and bottom, you can still see the LCD through the space in between), a mirror is dropped down which reflects the LCD image into another mirror and then into the viewfinder.

Someone who was a C-700 user who decided to buy this camera had his viewfinder/LCD mechanism break on the first day he used it!
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Old Oct 13, 2003, 9:05 PM   #5
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Yeah, I think you'd have to be a Jedi to use the Minolta... :lol:
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Old Nov 14, 2003, 4:36 PM   #6
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I bought a new Z1 and took it back the next day. Photo's were not really sharp. The main reason I bought it was for the 640x480 30fps movie mode with sound. The movies were jerky and the sound wasn't in sink with the video. Bought a new C750 today. Can't wait to use it. :roll:
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