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Old Jan 17, 2006, 9:03 PM   #21
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Only the Stylus series from Olympus are weather RESISTANT, not waterproof. Unfortunately, the Stylus series has not fared well in professional reviews.

I own a Oly Stylus 800 that is a real turkey! Want to buy it? Don't you will be disappointed! Think very closely indeed before you decide on purchasing an Olympus Stylus camera.

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Old Jan 19, 2006, 2:27 PM   #22
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Thanks again, guys. Fueled by some of the other threads, I have this question:

Which camera will perform best for sports: Kodak V530, Casio Z750 or Sony T9 ?

I think I have cropped my list to these three by now....so I'll see what answers I get here...how the prices evolve the next few weeks...and what else happens

I really first need the camera by April for the Paris marathon...so I'll be able to pick up all your good advice for several weeks

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Old Jan 19, 2006, 3:26 PM   #23
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i can vouch for the build quality and the image quality of the canon s450.. i bought one for my sister recently, and of course i had to "test it out" for her before i gave it to her.. ok, that was just an excuse to play..

anyways, i found it to be solidly built, and responsive.. the image quality was excellent.. which i attribute to the excellent image processor in the canon cameras.. they just consistantly produce great looking images.. the size is very compact and the finish on it is quite attractive..
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 3:37 PM   #24
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Interesting...so you're saying that even if money was not an issue, the T9 is not worth it ? I find all this a little strange, especially when I take the reviews on the models into account. I mean, what will I do with a Casio S600 that according to reviews takes crap pictures compared with eg. Canon ?

Still, it is interesting ! So, taking ALL things into consideration...what to choose ?

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Old Jan 19, 2006, 4:08 PM   #25
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canon is probably the most consistant....
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Old Jan 19, 2006, 4:59 PM   #26
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Sorry to hear your Stylus 800 is a turkey, mtclimber.

I had a Stylus 300 for a short time and it worked fine.

I sold itbecause I wanted more features.

Also, a downside (minor) point to me was that xD media was so darn tiny!

I like to use card reader so removal was "unwieldy".




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Old Jan 19, 2006, 5:52 PM   #27
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Canons are always good. It's like buying a Toyota Camry...not very exciting, but gets the job done every time. All depends on what you're looking for I suppose. The Sony is like buying a very expensive race car. Great when it works. Sucks to have it fixed.
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I have juts been in real camera shop They simply laughed about buying a Casio or a Kodak. They wanted to sell me the Canon SD750, but were actually uncertain about durability for distance running. Any comments on this issue ?

Which to go for : SD 450 or SD750 ?



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OK, all these replies are very interesting, but seem to miss the point.You need something small, and water (sweat, at least) proof.No contest: the only┬* REALLY waterproof digicams are the Pentax ones:WP; WPi;33WR; 43WR┬*I bought a Pentax WPi for my daughter who Kayaks & runs Marathons,it works just fine, including UNDER water.┬*I have long favored the smallest possible camera, and carrying it at ALL times,and have really loved the original "no protruding lens" Minolta "X" series, but have┬*run some tests, comparing them to the WPi - the WPi is very sharp, very tiny,and I noticed that the Minoltas are starting to accumulate dust inside on the optical surfaces, where it can't be reached without taking it apart (!)┬* this dust┬*reduces contrast a good deal, so I'd say┬*that the waterproof Pentax should also┬*be dustproof.┬*I'm now thinking of upgrading to the WPi: my motto is:┬*"The camera you have WITH you, gets the picture!"
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Wow, that was interesting...and even Steve's review is quite positive towards the WPI. Neat !

Can anyone back up this opinion ? Also, could anyone comment on the durability of the Canon SD550 (IXUS750) with regards to sports use and dust/moisture stuff ?

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