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Old May 12, 2005, 6:27 AM   #1
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Stylus 500 - Exilim EX-p600 - Canon SDxx

ive had my olympus for a few years, and for all it takes great pictures, im wanting something with some more MP and a little bit of manual control, i was all set to go for either the canon sd300 or sd400 or possibly the Casio Exilim EX-p600, but then i stumbled across the olympus stylus 500 and im sorely tempted by it, can anyone best advise me which one i should go for, the obvious advantage being that i already have several xD cards from my previous olympus, whereas canon takes SD


the camera will be mainly used for general snapshots, altho id like some manual controls like manual ISO for shots taken in dark situations without flash like concerts (i know quality will still not be great)
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Old May 12, 2005, 8:04 AM   #2
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the camera will be mainly used for general snapshots, altho id like some manual controls like manual ISO for shots taken in dark situations without flash like concerts (i know quality will still not be great)
If I remember correctly, only the Casio will give you full manual exposure controls. The others will only allow you to change a few settings like ISO. Therefore, it would seem that your decision should easily be made.

You might also look at the reviews for the Canon A510/520 and the Pentax 750z, which have manual controls in a fairly compact package...

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Old May 12, 2005, 8:43 PM   #3
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Hi ehmalone: as one who has owned and used many digicams in the last6 years, Ihave always come back to Olympus. (I also like using the Fuji S5100).

So I'm going to suggest that you look at several cameras. In the Olympus line, you should look at some of the C series allowing manual controls:

C7000: (7MP, compact size, 5x zoom, xD card, offers RAW, TIFF, as well as JPEG,great handling in a small size).http://www.dpreview.com/news/0409/04...pus_C7000z.asp

The C5500:same lens as the C7000, 5MP, full manual control, xD card.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0501/05...ly_c5500sz.asp

The C60: strong, all metal body with 6MP, fits in your pocket, 3X zoom, xD card).

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...s/oly_c60z.asp

If you wanted more advanced, look at the C7070: rugged 7MP, manual control, swing-out LCD, wide angle zoom 27mm-110mm, RAW, TIFF, & JPEG, uses both xDcard and high capacity CF cards typel or ll.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0501/05...ly_c7070wz.asp

In the Fuji line, the S5100 currently offers a $50 rebate, and can be had for under $300. It also uses xD cards, with a long zoom range.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0407/04...epixs5500z.asp

Good luck in your search.


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Old May 13, 2005, 4:12 AM   #4
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thanks for the advice guys, im still swaying towards the mju 500, before i hadnt considered the advantages of weatherproof body, its something ive worried about in the past when using my current camera for work purposes

im also looking at the c-60 as you mentioned, the advantage being the AF assistance lamp however test pictures seem to be quite noisey


i love the look of the fuji, and it is something i have considered but the size of it puts me off completely, im looking for something small enough to be comfortably carried around without getting in the way


however, winning at the moment is the canon a95, nice size, great reviews, lots of manual features good price, takes AA batteries (good if im in a jam)
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