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Old Jun 11, 2005, 3:14 PM   #1
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Hey folks,

I'm gonna buy my second Digi-Cam now, after my first one was just a simple P&S (Pentax Optio 430RS -3 years old) and this time it should be a more professional one.

After I read a lot in the internet I could precise my choice to the upper Cams:

- Olympus C-7070

- Minolta A200

I'm really not shure which is the better one. Sometimes the pictures of the Oly 7070 look better and anothertime again those of the A200 look better.

Of course both are very good Cams and do not have big differences in picture quality.

If I take the C-7070 then the next Question would be if the 7070 or maybe the 5060, becaus I would take my Pictures anyway at 5 MP. Has the 5060 a better picture quality than the 7070?

So you see I have many questions and would be very happy and thankful if someone tries to answer them.


Please excuse my bad english :-)

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Old Jun 11, 2005, 5:30 PM   #2
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It depends on what you are looking for in a camera.

They are both fairly large cameras, have flip up LCD's and wide angle lenses.

For me, the Olympus would probably be the choice of the two. There are several pro's and cons.

1. Olympus has better macro performance.
2. I have read several writeups that comment on focussing issues with the A200.
3. The A200 has a fairly low res electronic viewfinder.
4. On the other hand the A200 has a larger zoom range and stabilisation.

These cameras straddle the gap between compact and DSLR. You could have a look at smaller cameras with similar features/performance like the Canon G6, Petax Optio 750Z, Sony DSC V3 etc and also have a look at the various prosumer DSLR's like the Canon EOS 350D and the Pentax *1stDS.
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Old Jun 12, 2005, 3:55 AM   #3
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Yes, your are right.

But what if I decide for Olympus, should I chose then the C-7070 or C-5060 because I would at the most take my pictures at 5 Megappixel anyway.

Which of the two Olympus has the better Picture-Quality then?

Thanks for your answers

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Old Jun 12, 2005, 6:10 AM   #4
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geeko I don't know where you live, but the 5060 was replaced by the 7070 here in the UK and it's difficult to find the 5060 on sale.

The few places that list it show much higher prices for the 5060 than the current 7070. I believe that the situation is similar in the USA.

So, I think that the decision has been made for you, the Olympus C7070W. I don't think that you will regret it.
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