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Old Jul 1, 2003, 11:51 AM   #1
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Hi all... my first post in here... and hope to post much more, this site really helped me a lot! Thanks!

Ok.. Im looking to buy my first DC and Im gettin nuts comparing and searchin good prices for 5MP cameras
I am looking for a 5.0 Mp camera, not point and shoot, not SLR and the 2 I have "almost" decided for is the G5 and F717 ... both I found here in Brazil at virtualy the same price... around 900 dollars.

Please... could anyone help me decide this???

I plan to print 5x7 images and 8x10, I need some Zoom, good batteries(dont plan to buy extra) and mostly IMAGE QUALITY!
The pictures should be family pics, landscapes, images from trips...

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Old Jul 1, 2003, 7:43 PM   #2
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I like the Sony, but must admit I haven't seen the Canon.

This site may hellp with prices; don't know if they are international or USA.

http://www.pricegrabber.com/index.ph...213cc6e973bdf1
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Old Jul 1, 2003, 8:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help... Ill see this site.
But I really need some advice... Im about to travel and need to decide this in few days!! plz...

I like the sharpness of Sony... but dont know if it will overcome the bulk size...
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Old Jul 1, 2003, 9:27 PM   #4
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The Sony is big, not not more so than an SLR with a zoom lens. It has a lot to offer.
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Old Jul 2, 2003, 3:47 PM   #5
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Im going for a Canon G5, Sony V1 or F717 ...
Im really gettin nuts... cant choose!!! Ill mostly shoot pictures from family, landscapes, macro of some equipments/engines, travels (so it should be not too bulky).

Im afraid of the F717 to be too much, dont know what word to use... stand out of crowd... that could result on robbery on travels...

Ill give my opinion about those cameras and then ya could coment and say whatever ya fell about them!

G5:
-good size
-battery life
-CF
-swivel LCD
-someone say that it has red eye and chromatic aberration (blue)
-optic viewfinder... better than EVF of F717??

V1:
-really like the sonyīs hologram/night shot
-dont know if its too small ....
-like the metal body and lens protection
-really like the VGA option for movies!
-poor battery life

F717
-really like the sonyīs hologram/night shot
-Think it might be too bulky...
-too much stand out the crowd
-dont know if the EVF is better than optics
-better zoom
-good battery life


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Old Jul 2, 2003, 6:31 PM   #6
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The problem is there is no "one" right answer here. First about Me I have a Sony 707, I love it.

The 707/717 has a great lens, the image quality is great. The battery life is very good. Itís design I find is better suited for left-handed people ( Iím left-handed). The camera will feel good in Your hand or it wonít. The EVF allows for more information on the screen, but, sometimes harder to use in bright light.

The G5 is highly rated, smaller. Shorter, faster lens.

All three cameras will give You great images. Does any one simple feel better in Your hand?
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Old Jul 3, 2003, 12:16 AM   #7
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Thank you guys... I only saw the F717 and feel it...
I just think that its too strange... I like cameras to look like cameras... and the V1 might be too small
Ill try to find some store with the other models and touch it! hehe

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