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Old Jan 28, 2003, 4:00 PM   #1
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Hi. My 2100 broke. Fixing it will probably cost $294, as the warranty has expired. Shall I fix it or put the money toward a 730? I have loved the 2100, but a smaller camera and more pixels sounds good. How much will I miss the image stabilization and other features if I go for the 730? Thanks in advance.....Wendy
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 4:06 PM   #2
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You will miss the IS alot. I would fix the C2100. The C730 is a good camera but the IS will really be missed more than the added MP in image quality. I am waiting for Olympus to produce an UltraZoom with IS again. That will be my next camera upgrade.
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 4:26 PM   #3
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Have to agree, I would fix the C-2100 (being a C-700 user, would love IS and the auto focus assist beam).
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Old Jan 28, 2003, 10:03 PM   #4
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Between the choices you gave, I'd fix the UZI! Another option may be to watch the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1 with a 12x stabilized zoom, and see if it may be a good replacement. It's market appears to replace the spot that Olympus vacated with the C-2100.
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Old Jan 29, 2003, 9:40 AM   #5
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Hi Wendy (WNB175)

Fix the C2100UZ.

This is why:

Features of camera cited by other posters (postees? ) on this
thread.

Olympus will repair w/genuine Olympus parts.

One month after you repair it, you decide to buy the
digital camera of your dreams.

Guess what? Presuming all of miscellaneana of your
Olympus is still w/you (manual, remote control, etc)
you will be able to recoup the repair cost and more
when you sell the c2100 uz.

Lastly, if you opt not to repair, email me directly.
I will make an offer to you for your nonfunctional
c2100uz

Good luck, Wendy .
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Old Jan 29, 2003, 1:29 PM   #6
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I agree with Wendy. I have seen C2100 selling for more than $550 on Ebay and they do not last long. I found a few on the web and the price has always been $500 or more.
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Old Jan 30, 2003, 9:44 AM   #7
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Although I was fortunate enough to find a refurbished UZI on eBay late last year for $360, the average sale price is probably closer to $450-500 for used/refurb and $600+ for new. As I bought one new in April of last year for just under $500, it would appear that the market value for the C-2100 is increasing. You won't go wrong having the camera serviced by Olympus. I have had work done by their repair department, and I would recommend them highly.
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Old Jan 30, 2003, 10:35 AM   #8
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Fix your camera, I own the C730uz, I was upgrading from the C3030, had decided on the G2, however when I saw the zoom range on the C730uz I purchased it. What a regret. It takes horrible pictures in low light. and there is a problem with halo's on dark objects.
I've contacted Olympus and we've gone back and forth without any resolution. Also the accessories for the camera are EXPENSIVE!
Fix or get something else
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Old Jan 30, 2003, 11:59 AM   #9
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Diaz, the C-730 isn't as bad of a camera as you make it out to be, actually, it's a great camera. I have the C-700, and have no problems with indoor pictures being dark. Suggest you join the C-730 Yahoo group to get some help with your pictures (not the same group as the busier C-700 group):
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Olympus-C730/

As for the accessories being expensive, which ones are those? Actually the C-2100 uses many of those same accessories, especially the Olympus FL-40 flash/FL-BK01/FL-CB01 combination costing around $470US for the three pieces. Same thing with NiMh rechargeables. The only difference between the two is the lens tube the camera takes, but again they cost around the same price, and the strap.
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