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Old Aug 8, 2005, 11:58 AM   #1
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Hi all! I am having SO MUCH TROUBLE making a decision. I've had a Nikon 995 for almost 4 years now and it has produced wonderful photos for me (especially close ups). I want to upgrade for the following features...
- Speed (start up/shutter lag/shot-to shot/focus time)
- White Balance (my 995 loses a lot of highlight detail in bright sunlight)
- Manual Focus ring

I am seriously considering the Nikon D70s - BUT, I would be really sad to 1) have to carry around that much weight, and 2) lose the swiveling body. Honestly, I really love being able to hold the camera close to the ground or high above my head and still see my composition.

Also, I primarily use my camera for travel. I take TONS of photos on vacation and want the control - but again, I'm not sure I want to carry around so much weight on my 1-2 week vacations. We're going to Japan for 2 weeks this October, and I'd like to make a decision before then.

Does anyone have any recommendations for me? Thank you!
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Old Aug 8, 2005, 10:20 PM   #2
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I carry an Olympus Stylus 800 and a Fuji F-10 in my camera case along with my dSLR. Both are very small and high ISO capable small cameras. Take a look.Either of them might meet your needs.

Here is a F-10 sample photo.

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Old Aug 9, 2005, 12:14 AM   #3
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I've owned both the 995 and 4500. Great cameras. After owning the 995, I doubt you will be satisfied with anything other than a camera with an articulated LCD. I'd take a hard look at the Olympus C-7070 wide zoom. It's an unbelievable bargain. B&H Photo, a reputable dealer, has it for less than $380. If your tastes run more toward the telephoto end, the Canon S2 IS seems to be getting good reviews.
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