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Old Mar 15, 2005, 8:14 AM   #1
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Hi!

I've decided to buy myself a digital camera. Previously I had some experience of working with normal non-digital SLR cameras, so I don't need a point-and-shot camera. After some searching and analysing I came to these models: Olympus C-8080WZ, Canon PowerShot Pro1 and Konica Minolta A200. I can't decide which of them to buy.

Of course, firstly I wanted some Nikon D70 or something like that, but my budget is 700$, maybe 730$, but not more! Firstly I wanted to buy Olymus C-8080WZ, but recently I've read a not very good review about it. Please help me to choose.

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Old Mar 15, 2005, 12:23 PM   #2
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You might be able to swing a low-end DSLR within your budget (but you won't get all the lenses/capability you want right away)... you might be able to the get the newly announced Canon Digital Rebel/350D for that much...
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Old Mar 15, 2005, 12:30 PM   #3
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My preference would be the A200. I like the manual zoom, greater zoom range with wide angle than the 8080 and especially the stabilization. Now that I have used stabilization I won't likely buy another camera without it.

They are all good cameras but you can do a lot better available light work without a tripod with the stabilization. I was a little disappointed they dropped the great EVF from the A2 as well as the better buffer. But they obviously did that to reduce the cost as the A2 is pricier, and the LCD is now fully articulated.

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Old Mar 15, 2005, 1:53 PM   #4
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Well, I live in Latvia and my only way to buy some normal new camera is in Russia. But such kit costs there more than 970$. I haven't got so much money.
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