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Old May 15, 2005, 3:34 PM   #1
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Any opinions out there as to which Olympus model to get? I was going for the 8080, but now the 7070 has become available, not sure which way to go. Smaller ccd but less expensive and the 8080 is becoming hard to find in the UK.

Anyone in the same position? would appreciate any opinions on this one.
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Old May 15, 2005, 11:07 PM   #2
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I went with 7070. This link may help. http://www.ayton.id.au/gary/photo/Dig_buying.htm
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Old May 16, 2005, 4:44 AM   #3
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Thankyou..that's a great link.

What decided you to finally go with the 7070 over the 8080?
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Old May 16, 2005, 11:47 PM   #4
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Both are great cameras, but I went with the C8080 and it is absolutely a great camera.

But both are good cameras, and both take good photos. (I think the C8080 has better designed menu buttons and a stronger lens).

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/C7070/C70A.HTM

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/C8080/C88A.HTM
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Thanks for that.

Here in the UK there is about a $200 difference between the two models, so that may be a deciding factor for me. However, since the newer model is being pushed in the shops, I am having trouble tracking down an 8080 at a good price.

From what I have seen, the 8080 is hugely respected, though there are problems with shooting at higher ISOs. The 7070 is still relatively new that there are not yet the same number of posts, but seems to be a brilliant camera.

I'm still in a quandry. Maybe the difference in movie modes will push me towards the 7070.

Does the difference in sensor size really make any difference between the two models, given that the respective lenses accomodate those differences.

Thanks for the opinion though. Just love that wide lens on the 8080.
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Ibought the 7070 because I couldn't find a good enough reason to spend the extra money for the 8080. The 7070 takes great photos as does the 8080. I think you'll be pleased with either one.
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Hi Kevin: while I own the C8080, I have to agree with the others. The C7070 at $200 less would be a better value for you. However, if the price gap were smaller (say about $100), then go for the C8080. If not, the C7070 is a better deal and is also a great camera.

You are talking about 2 supurb cameras here, so there is no "wrong" choice. The important thing is to get it and enjoy your photos!
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