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Old Jan 13, 2005, 9:42 AM   #1
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Please note that I will be posting this question on both Minolta Forum and Olympus Forum.

I am looking for a digicam that will provide the best indoor wide-angle group people pics with both good lighting and low-light conditions. The digicam must provide pleasing skin tones with no red-eye and require no post-processing for prints up to 8x10". Which one would make the most sense? Why?

Minolta A200
Minolta 3600HS(D)


Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
Olympus FL-36 or FL-50


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Old Jan 13, 2005, 10:27 AM   #2
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Please note that I will be posting this question on both Minolta Forum and Olympus Forum.

I am looking for a digicam that will provide the best indoor wide-angle group people pics with both good lighting and low-light conditions. The digicam must provide pleasing skin tones with no red-eye and require no post-processing for prints up to 8x10". Which one would make the most sense? Why?

Minolta A200
Minolta 3600HS(D)

Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom
Olympus FL-36 or FL-50
The one with the off-camera flash...
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Old Jan 13, 2005, 4:18 PM   #3
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Instead of an A200, I would suggest the A2, with the 3600 flash. That is the current setup that I have, and I am very happy with it. The wireless is also a nice feature of the 3600.
Hope that helps,
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What's right for me, invariably, isn't for some one else, but I'd choose the A200 as it has a 28mm wide angle lens, supposedly good focus in low light & it looks the part.

I would advise that you studythe reviews on this site (& others) and weigh up the Pros & Cons to draw your own conclusions.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 6:11 AM   #5
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Well thanks for your great input. I went to my local camera shop and spent about 2 hours playing with the A200, C-8080WZ and also the CP8800. In the end, I decided on the Minolta A200. I found it light weight, compact, nice bright 28-200mm lens and anti-shake. With this camera I got a great deal on an Hitachi 2GB microdrive ($249.00 CDN).


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Well thanks for your great input. I went to my local camera shop and spent about 2 hours playing with the A200, C-8080WZ and also the CP8800. In the end, I decided on the Minolta A200. I found it light weight, compact, nice bright 28-200mm lens and anti-shake. With this camera I got a great deal on an Hitachi 2GB microdrive ($249.00 CDN).
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What's right for me, invariably, isn't for some one else, but I'd choose the A200 as it has a 28mm wide angle lens
And thec-8080 doesn't?
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