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Old Dec 19, 2002, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default Olympus C5050 - Nikon CP5000

Anybody has an idea whether Olympus C5050 is superior to Nikon 5000?
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Old Dec 20, 2002, 6:41 AM   #2
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The Olympus C5050 has better optics then the Nikon 5000. The Nikon is more expensive. The reviews are more glowing for the C5050.
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Old Dec 20, 2002, 7:38 AM   #3
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Being a newer camera, the C5050 has more features (I believe it has a real-time histogram also), as well as taking different media types, and the camera accepts readily available and cheap NiMh rechargeable AA batteries. This is a plus for people contemplating the use of a microdrive.

The CP5000 however has a 28mm wide-angle which is a big plus for it. The answer then is what is your shooting style? tele or wide which will finally be the key to your preference.
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Old Jan 2, 2003, 6:41 PM   #4
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keep one thing in mind: the oly has a 1.8 lens!!! you can add a wide angle attachment, or a telephoto etc. But you allways have the option of the 1.8. Not a choice with the nikon.
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Old Jan 3, 2003, 12:37 AM   #5
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Big strike against Nikon is that there is NO AF assist illuminator with even Nikon Speedlights! The CP5700 is the same. You can just about buy the C5050 and FL40 flash for the price of the CP5000.
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