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Old Oct 28, 2007, 8:38 PM   #1
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i have been using an olympus c770 for the last years, it is a goodcamera and has many good advantages but it has a few drawbacks. it ia a battery eater, hard to fucus in dim light and has a long shutter lag in low light

i wish to find a new camera with the following:

preferably point and shoot type

image stabilizer, AA batteries, hot shoe for external flash (important)

eazy focusing and short lag in dim light, about 10X optical zoom

electronic eye window, bottom thread for tripod mounting

if possible uses XD card but not a must

and of course a reasonable price is imprtant too

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Old Oct 29, 2007, 1:15 AM   #2
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easy focusing in dim light is a rough one without using assist, but have you checked out the canon S5-IS? it's got most of those features.
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Old Oct 29, 2007, 1:16 AM   #3
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How do you think of Fujifilm S700?

http://www.***************/searchdeals.php?deal_id=65093

Fantastic 10x zoom, LCD viewfinder makes it usable in bright sun. Body shape makes it easy to hold & control. Battery life with NiMHs is excellent. Extensive exposure control and image stabilization. I think it's pretty great, amazing for the price.



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Old Oct 29, 2007, 12:56 PM   #4
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Dear pcake.

Iread the info about this camera and it sound really good.

I could not find which kind of memory does it use. Is it the XD?

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Old Oct 29, 2007, 1:12 PM   #5
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dear caf 120

i see in the internet that this fuji s7000 has only x6 optical zoom, and not x10.

see here: http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/fu..._s7000-review/

it also seems to cost almost twice than competitive like canon S5 IS.

can you guess why?

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Old Oct 29, 2007, 1:26 PM   #6
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The S7000 came out 4 years ago. The newer S700 came out within the last year.
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Old Oct 29, 2007, 4:16 PM   #7
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torobbo and caf 120
you are perfectly right and it was my mistake.I appologise.

the 700 is very different in zoom and price from the 7000.

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Old Nov 1, 2007, 4:58 PM   #8
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thanks pcake

yes. i studyed the info about the canon S5 IS, and i like it very much.

i believe itcan be the best chice for me. to replace the oly c-770

1) i also own a non dedicated sunpak 393 flash, which i used successfully, with my olympus c-770. would i be able to use it with the canon S5IS too?

2) i had a long talk today with the local olympus representative. according to him, the canon S5 IS, as well as the olympus sp 550 uz, whichare abut equal, are inferior in picture and optics quality to the oly C-770 and to the oly 4040 i had long ago. he says that the older, high quality dispertion lenses, are not made any more, except fot the more expensivedigital SLRs,because they are cutting price by lowering quality, in order to compete in the tight market. do you find it too?

what can you, or anybody, advise about the to A.M questions?

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