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Old Feb 24, 2006, 11:19 PM   #1
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I am looking for a camera that provides good quality pictures and short shutter lag time with a good optical zoom for hiking and taking outdoor pictures? Which do you recommend, Pentax Optio 750Z or Nikon Coolpix L1 or Fujifilm E900?
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 9:55 AM   #2
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The Pentax Optio 750Z and its companion the Olympus C-7000 are both excellent and have a full 5X optical zoom. I own both and like them very much. You might also consider the Panasonic LZ-2 which has 6X optical zoom and IS, or the soom to be released LZ-3/5 cameras with the same 6X optical zoom and IS.

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Thanks for the info. I took a look at all three and I liked the fact that the Olympus C-7000 and the Panasonic LZ-5 had self-timers as well. The Panasonic with the ISsure looks good and I am now leaning towards this camera. I am not in a major hurry so I can wait until it is released. Do you know how the shutter lag is for these three. I had an older digital camera and it seemed to take forever to take the picture.

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As far as shutter lag goes, we won't know for sure about the Panasonic LZ-5 until we see the first reviews. The Olympus C-7000 is a bit faster than the Pentax 750Z. However neither is as slow as the older cameras.

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