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Old Sep 2, 2002, 1:01 PM   #1
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Default Olympus C2100 - should I buy?

I am seriously considering buying a C2100. However I when recently talking to a Jessops salesperson in the UK, I heard something rather disturbing - so I thought I would ask people on the forum who probably know if there is any truth behind it!

Basically I was told that shortly after the C2100 came out there was a product recall, due to serious problems with it (he suggested that is why there is so many refurbs available out there). He advised me against getting a C2100 (or E100RS for that matter) as he said many of their customers had to return them after a short period.

I am doubtful that this is correct but would appreciate your views please. I am considering getting either a C2100 or Canon Powershot Pro90 IS. The latter has the same lens but 2.6M rather than 2M, a swivel LCD lens and what appears to be a sturdier though perhaps not particularly ergonomic design.


Thanks in advance for your help.


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Old Sep 2, 2002, 1:21 PM   #2
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Default Olympus C2100 - should I buy ?

To add to my post, I assume that the product recall issues were in the UK so may not include the USA (if there was in fact a recall).


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Old Sep 2, 2002, 1:43 PM   #3
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Keven,
Seems like it was forever b4 the 1st refurb 2100 was available. many reviews by consumers on different merchantdise say "I was so ... I took it back" never seen one on the 2100, like it better than my 3040. Guess that salesman does not have a 2100 to sell you.
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Old Sep 2, 2002, 10:24 PM   #4
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Buy! I just got one myself. It is my first digital camera and I love it. I did a lot of research on the web. I don't think you will see any more satisfied consumers than those with a 2100. I think your salesman was trying to talk you into something he needs to get rid of. By the way, I bought one of those refurbs - no problems.
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Old Sep 3, 2002, 10:09 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. I will look out for one.

Any particular accessories anyone recommends e.g. UV/poliser filters, wide angle or telephoto lens ?


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Old Sep 3, 2002, 10:54 AM   #6
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Keven,
Extra set of batteries, card reader, 128 meg card and airplane ticket to a south pacific island.
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Old Sep 3, 2002, 10:55 AM   #7
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KevinJ,

Buy a refurb. I just got one and its a beaut. I actually trust the refurbs more than the originals. If its refurbished then the problem was fixed. I've only had mine for a couple of days but I love it!!!

Now, that's not to say the Pro90IS is any slouch, if they are similar in price; I'd actually recommend going with the Pro90IS. It's the best of both worlds. Not to say I feel limited by the C-2100 (actually I'm now feeling 10X optical zoom is too little), but for the 'little' bump in resolution, the swivel LCD and a different look to the camera, the Pro90IS might be a better buy. They are similar cameras; and if you can get one for the same price got for it (I've not seen one in the $425USD price range...ever).

Now... back to work.
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Old Sep 3, 2002, 11:04 AM   #8
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Oh.. as to what else to buy, I'm asking that same question;
What I've got so far:
- 128MB SM card
- card reader (combo)
- 49mm UV filter
- 49mm Circular Polarizer
- camera bag (mini camcorder bag)

I want the extra batteries soon, as this camera will eat through a set in a day of regular use (not even continuous use). It's a good thing it comes with 4 batteries and charger...
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Old Sep 3, 2002, 11:14 AM   #9
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Lin Evans has written some good posts on the add ons for the 2100 UZI.

will edit and add link to lins post after this link.

http://users.orofino-id.com/mcelhatton/default.htm



lin has more than 1 post, read 2nd from bottum, very sharp person.

http://www.stevesforums.com/forum/vi...d.php?tid=1023




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Old Sep 5, 2002, 7:58 AM   #10
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Maybe I went a little overboard, but I bought a Pelican 1450 case to keep my camera in. It may be a little bulky, but it should protect it well.

I also got a 128 meg card, card reader, extra batteries, and a B300 on the way. Will get more memory next time I see a good deal.
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