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Old Apr 25, 2004, 8:34 PM   #1
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I would like to purchase a camera with a powerful zoom, great image quality and relatively small in size (I don't ask for much! :lol: ) that will be quick to capture my kids in action as they play sports. I am considering the following cameras and would appreciate any recommendations:
Olympus C770
Olympus 8080
Minolta Diamge Z2
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Old Apr 26, 2004, 1:01 PM   #2
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Hello jill1964

Given that you would like to big zoom plus sports action capture
I would go with Minolta.

At high zoom, Steve recommends monopod or tripod.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/z2_pg5.html

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Old Apr 26, 2004, 10:49 PM   #3
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Thanks for your input, digicamfan, is there a reason you would recommend the Z2 over the C770 being that they both have the same zoom?
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Old Apr 27, 2004, 4:19 PM   #4
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Hi Jill,

The reason I was leaning towards Z2 was because I was under
impression that the Olympus required proprietary batts.

That is not the case.

Both use AA batts.

So, it is a tossup.

It is my hope that someday we will have the best of both worlds

1. AA batteries as standard option for all digcams.
2. AA batteries that are lithium.

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Old Apr 27, 2004, 5:43 PM   #5
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The bad news first:
According to the Olympus website, the 770 has proprietary batteries:
http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...oduct=960&fl=4
Li-10B Li-ion rechargeable battery and charger (included)

The good news is that there are now lithium rechargeable crv3's!
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_reviews/rcrv3.html
Won't help with the c770, though...
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Old Apr 28, 2004, 5:55 PM   #6
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I have just bought an Olympus 8080. Unfortunately it only meets one of your criteria - superb image quality. It's not small and it doesn't have a particularly powerful zoom. The photos it takes are absolutely exquisite so you should consider it anyway.
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Old Apr 28, 2004, 8:16 PM   #7
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Phil,
HAve you taken any action shots with the 8080? ALso, do you know how much a telephoto lens is for this camera? Finally, where did you purchase this?
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Jill
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Old Apr 28, 2004, 9:17 PM   #8
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There is a 20% off sale at Microcenter going on right now, and the 8080 is available. It would be $799, in case you're interested.

http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0172036

HTH,
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jill1964 wrote:
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I would like to purchase a camera with a powerful zoom,

Olympus C770
Olympus 8080
Decide first do you want extreme wide angles, or to get close to far away things...then you can decide between the C-8080WideZoom, and the UltraZooms in your list.

Of course you can add converter lenses to either camera giving it more range (for instance, I can put a Raynox .66x on the C-7x0, and it would turn the 38mm-380mm lens into a 25-250mm, which is a little wider than the C-8080's 28mm), but it depends on what you want to lug around with you.

BTW, you can get the new Raynox 2.2x for the C-7x0 and turn it into a 83.6-836mm lems). ;-)
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