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Old Sep 16, 2004, 5:47 PM   #1
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I'm new to the digital camera world, and I'm searching for a camera.

I'm used to using a manual 35mm camera, but mine's quite bulky and I'm looking for something I can carry around everyday to shoot amazing pics (saving the film for special days when I'm decidedly "shooting").

In all my research, I've seen three compact cameras that really appeal to me:

-the Canon Powershot S70

-the Pentax Optio 750z

-the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-V3

Of these three, only the Pentax has an optical diometer that represents the image in its true size (right?).

Isn't an optical diometer the most accurate way of framing a shot (considering bright sunlight that can wash out the LCD screen on many cameras, and many other small annoyances)? What good is having a window on a camera that only represents 85% of the shot? Doesn't that provide a lot of cropping work in Photoshop?

I'm interested to see what you users think, and why the new Pentax has one and the new Sony doesn't? Is there something you do to work around this when doing digital photography?

Thanks much.
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