UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51 Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2694 times:
Much to my regret (707cmf will laugh), the C-730 is the superior camera of the lot.
The S5000 is very noisy as minimum ISO is 200, the Minolta is slow and produces not-so-good-quality pics, the Olympus is a bit better but it's more like a case of the one-eyed being better then the blind (French saying).
Full reviews here : http://www.dpreview.com
I would recommend neither - upgrade to a Canon or a Nikon.
C-730 pic example :
B747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 986 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 2634 times:
Thanks for your help!
I have spent the past couple of days reading through detailed reviews of these cameras and others, and I think I am going to go with the Minolta Dimage Z1 (it takes an SD which is great because then I can view the pics on my PDA).
The picture quality seems to be ok for what I want it for (holidays and perhaps the occasional trip to the airport). Also, a lot of the functions can done automatically or manually.
Here is an example of the quality of pictures it takes;
B747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 986 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2555 times:
In case anyone is interested, I got the Minolta. So far the quality has been excellent. I haven't taken any pictures of planes yet, just black and white still lifes. The large zoom is excellent, and although some reviews say you need to use a tripod when using full zoom I have found that not to be the case ( I have a very staedy hand which helps).