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Old Sep 20, 2003, 2:24 PM   #1
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Default Sony V1 or Pentax 555(550)

I am about to purchase my first digital camera. I want a small 5 megapixel camera. I have narrowed down my choices to the Sony V1 and the Pentax 555. Have any of you on this forum compared the two cameras. The price difference is not a deciding factor. Thanks
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Old Sep 24, 2003, 6:43 AM   #2
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A few weeks ago I had to take the same decision, I also had the V1 and the Pentax 550 selected as candidates. Finally I decided to purchase the V1 and I am fully satisfied, it is a wonderful camera. But in the end it depends on what you expect from your camera, both are probably very good cameras.

I have a test report from a German foto-journal (ColorFoto), which compares both cameras - both are rated as "very good". In the end the Pentax is rated with 73.5 points, the V1 with 81.5 points. The V1 is rated better mainly because of slightly better image performance and the much faster response time.

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