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Old Dec 26, 2003, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default C5050 or C-750

Aside from the 10x zoom of the 750..
I want to go from beginner (i have a D-460) to amateur or semi-pro photography.. i have an full mechanical (except for the light meter), and i'm very used to it, to select everything to get a picture (aperture, exp time, etc).
I wanted a more manual digital cam...
The C-750 and the C-5050 have both many digital control.. and they are both kinda in my budget...
What do you recommend me?
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Old Dec 27, 2003, 12:01 PM   #2
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I just bought the 750 and now also want to add the 5060. Was looking at the 5050, but the 5060 looks to be even better (imagine that).
The thing I am really liking about the 750 is that the 4mp does not eat that much space up in image size and still looks and prints just great.
I had the Minolta D7i which is a 5mp and it consumed a whole much larger file space, so longer to work with on the computer.
If you can do without that 380 zoom (that is one reason why I got the 750 first, just love all that ZOOM!!!), then go for the 5050. The 5050 is a very great imaging machine and very rugged. Some say also the benefit of the 5050 over the 5060 is the 5050 takes AA batteries and the 5060 takes a lithium battery.
This all said, you just might as well face it, you are not going to be satisfied until you have both cameras, so you are going to have to figure how to do that (I'm still plotting).
One can never have too many digital cameras (digital photography, you got to love it!).

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Old Dec 27, 2003, 12:09 PM   #3
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The main advantage of the C5050 is it's lens, it takes several types of memory cards, photo assist lamp, swivel lcd panel, and has a hotshoe for the external flash. It is one of the best low light cameras available in the consumer camera class.

The advantage of the c750 is 10X optical zoom and it also has a hotshoe for external flash.

If you need the long zoom buy the 750. If you plan includes some low light shooting buy the c5050
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 8:51 AM   #4
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so.. the question now is... 5050 or 5060?
The 5060 has wide lenses and 4x zoom.. vs F1.8 and 3x zoom... very tough question...
It could be good a new uzi from olympus.... 10x f1.8 estabilized lenses with all the other good things of the 5050...
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 11:20 AM   #5
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There are no rumors of Olympus building a new uzi. Your shooting preference will drive your decision. Do you want wide angle shots or do you plan on more low light shots? You are the only one knows what you are going to do with the camera.
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 5:50 PM   #6
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so.. the question now is... 5050 or 5060?
The 5060 has wide lenses and 4x zoom.. vs F1.8 and 3x zoom... very tough question...
It could be good a new uzi from olympus.... 10x f1.8 estabilized lenses with all the other good things of the 5050...
The 3X and 4X seems a bit odd to me. Steve's specs show them as 105 and 110mm. Hardly any difference. Isn't 4X supposed to be 140mm? A Canon A80 114mm is called 3X as is the A70 105mm.
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 6:00 PM   #7
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The zoom is rated as a reference to the wide angle point of the camera. The 5060 starts 28mm to 110mm hence 4X and the 5050 starts at 35mm to 105mm the 3X zoom.
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 7:00 PM   #8
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Thanks for the clarification. I knew there had to be more to it than that.

Please excuse me "newbieness". So, if I was standing in the same spot, zooming in on the same object with a 28mm to 110mm and a 35 to 105mm camera, it still seems I would get about the same magnification from both cameras at maximum zoom?? Or am I still confused?

When I (and most novices) look at a zoom rating, I think of the amount of magnification I would get compared to 1X (none).

I understand that the 28mm would give me a wider angle than the 35mm.

I'm sure this is a simple topic for most, but I still am a bit cloudy on it.
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 10:22 PM   #9
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Mmmm... my use will be all around.. there will be night shots, indoor shots, exterior shots.. everything...
I thought that the F1.8 of the 5050 will be more usefull to me....
If i want more zoom... how much can i go with a teleconverter?
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 10:30 PM   #10
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I'm no camera expert, but I've read that you absolutely need a tripod with the oly c-750 when you use the 10x zoom at its fullest.

So you may have to spend extra cash on this.

But make sure that this is true.

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