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Old Mar 17, 2003, 3:11 AM   #1
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Default i just cant make up my mind between the g3 and the c-5050

i went everywhere and searched everywhere and it seems like they both average out the same. Thats what the problem is. I just cant make up my mind between these two and its killing me. Can someone please help in deciding which digital camera to get? Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
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Old Mar 17, 2003, 7:56 AM   #2
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Hi,

They are both really good cameras. I opted for the Olympus c5050 for the following reasons:
1. The Canon uses proprietary batteries while the Olympus uses AA. I use NiMH cells, but I like knowing that I can find a set of AA alakaline batteries in an emergency anywhere in the world.
2. The Olympus takes CompactFlash and SmartMedia or Fuji cards, and can hold two at the same time.

Although the Olympus lens is a little faster, the Canon has a greater zoom range. This wasn't a factor for me. The 5 MP of the Olympus versus the 4 MP of the Canon wasn't important to me either. Likewise, the cost. If you count the cost of a spare set of batteries, the two are almost identical in that respect.

It's hard for me to imagine someone going with either one and utlimately feeling like he made a big mistake by not buying the other.

I hope this helps.

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Old Mar 17, 2003, 11:48 AM   #3
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The C5050 has a F1.8 lens which will help in low light pics. It also has a photo assist light for low light pics.
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Hi Again,

You're right about the usefulness of the focus assist light in the Olympus - I forgot about that. As for the maximum lens aperture, the difference between the Olympus f/1.8 and the Canon f/2.0 is trivial. And the Canon does have a 4x zoom, to the Olympus 3x. Both are optically excellent.

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Old Mar 17, 2003, 4:32 PM   #5
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I would love the have a Canon G3, it is a very nice camera. The C5050 also has the moveable lcd panel. I agree with your early staement that there should not be a buyers remorse with either camera.

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Old Mar 20, 2003, 5:16 PM   #6
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I chose the C5050 for the above reasons. I also liked the metal body over the plastic body of the Canon. The C5050 also was around $100 Cdn. ($60 US) cheaper everywhere I shopped. And a hundred bucks is a hundred bucks.
The Olympus' slightly nicer features for less money was the chief way that it edged out the Canon for me.
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IS there a low light focus assist lamp on a 5050 ?

mmmmm
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Yes there is a low light or photo assist lamp with the C5050.
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