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Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?  
User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

Hello Guys, im stuck on which camera to get ....
It was going to be D60, D100 or S2 but having booked a holiday i need all the money i can get now so im coming down the ladder abit!
I've noticed the F707 has become very popular lately and the quality of shots coming in through the F707 are of a very high standard.
On the otherhand we have the Nikon Coolpix 5700 for near enough the same price, it seems a very smart looking camera too....
Also, Sony have just announced the F717 will be released next month which means the F707 will decrease reasonably in price.
Another issue with the F707 is the dark left side, this is proving abit of a disadvantage as in some shots i've looked at it's clearly visible ....
I need help guys, what do you think?  Smile
All the best
EGFF Big grin


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User currently offlineMsh744 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 463 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

I had the same question a few weeks ago. Check this thread.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/59998/


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3712 times:

Shauna:

Roley Poley says wait for the Sony 717.

BTW the Dark Left side afaik is only in the earlier F707s and is hardly an issue now. I need to call Sony this week to get mine fixed  Smile


User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3706 times:

Yeah LOT your F707 needs some help!

As said, the models manufactured during April 2002 and beyond are free from the DLS defect. Mine is April 2002 and it doesn't have the problem.

I don't really like the image quality from the Nikon. Sure it has a nice long zoom, but I don't know if it really makes up for the image quality...

Read my replies in the abovementioned thread, I stated some strengths found in the F707 that the 5700 doesn't have.

Nikon images might look good straight from the camera, but that means you can't do as much in PS.

See my F707 pictures at a.net

See my portfolio at photosig.com


Regards
Shawn


User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

Also check out the Fuji FinePix S602Z, I've considered it.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?cameras=fuji_finepixs602z&method=sidebyside


User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

Shaun,
Go on your holiday and enjoy it! Then start saving all over again and go DSLR Big grin
Craig.


User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3675 times:

Actually, if I had a job at the time, I would have seriously considered buying a DSLR and some lenses. If you have the patience to save the money, think about that!

User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

How often have I say this: The Coolpix is much better than any Sony digital-camera. The 5700 got several awards and had won every race in Europe here. Just check some local testmagazines, specialist on cameras.

User currently offlineMdwalkman From China, joined Oct 2001, 208 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

i would go for CP5700. you get a 5X lens and unreal colors from Sony, while 5700 provides 8X zoom lens and real colors for a similar price,


Please excuse my poor English.
User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

Thanks for the response guys, im edging closer to the 5700,
C72:- The S602Z only has 3.1 million pixels and i've also used one, it's not too clever  Insane
Craigy, lol ... but i want to take the digital away with me to get all the sexy ladies on the beach Embarrassment
EGFF  Big grin



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User currently offlineVIR380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3638 times:
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Once you get used to the settings on the F707 , for example going from standard SLR to F707 takes a little getting used to ..

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?emailsearch=b12aps@ntlworld.com

the last 60 or so are all taken with the F707

i am altogether VERY happy now !!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3622 times:

Tough call I have seen many images with both cameras both have nice quality - i know nothing but about their qualuity so not a very good person to comment

shaun, where you going on hol m8? got back from tenerife about 10 days ago . what a holiday!

LGW


User currently offlineOla From Finland, joined Oct 2001, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

Could someone put here some CP5700 pics? I'd like to see with my own eyes how good they actually are. I've used search system on the front page and it showed only a couple of pictures, so I'd like to see some other pics too.

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9649 posts, RR: 68
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3587 times:
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all my shots are done with a CP5k, same "guts" as the 5700, just lacking the optical zoom (in stock form, that is  Big grin )

User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3566 times:

Hi Ben, nice too hear from you ... Faliraki im off too next August with 7 mates  Smile I told you that you'd have a good time in Tenerife, did you get down to Veronica's?  Big thumbs up
EGFF



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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24960 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

LGW, Whats TFS airport like now? Im flying there in 4 weeks, from MAN on a MYT DC-10  Big thumbs up


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

Dya know what?

I landed @ 03:50 at TFS after a delay so did'nt see anything of the airport really as I was basically asleep when i was transported by a twat of a rep called darren onto my coach to my hotel.

didnt get any time to visit TFS during my stay in tenerife - im 18 on a lads holiday so had no time to get out there

and coming home we took off 02:40 and once again half asleep. after nearly missing the coach to the airport cos we where on the strip and for got the time lol

so to cut a long story short i have no real clue about TFS apart from the fact they have ab burger king there  Smile

you stay in playa de las americas when you go? myt d10 will be good - i got by 763 which was nice !

LGW


User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

Ben,
I was in Tenerife at the same time as you. Flew out 20th August and back 3rd September. Did not get to the strip though - as an old married man, my experiences of waking up at 8am on a pavement in Magaluf are but a distant memory. Flew JMC 752s, FCLC and FCLB. Saw a fantastic sunset on the return flight with Teide poking through the clouds, but we were belted in and my camera was in the overhead bins  Sad

Regards,
Craig.
(apologising for being totally off topic here)


User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Okay, somebody ordered some photos of the coolpix - will come in some hours from me.  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

Just a quick update, since reading another thread im seriously thinking about the Minolta Dimage 7I now ... this also has 5.24 million pixels!  Smile
EGFF - Decisions, Decisions  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

Oh well, there are plenty of good cameras out there. The Minolta D7Hi also looks like a very juicy target...

Here's a thread discussing the 7Hi vs. 5700 vs. 707/717: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1024&message=3364974

To each their own I guess, but I really love my F707. I have always been a loyal Sony customer since they make very sound electronic products. I've always had and continue to have good luck with Sony.

Not to mention that the Memory Stick media is cross-compatible with a host of other Sony products including PDAs, computers, digital video cameras...

But here's how I see it. If you give me a D60 and you give Andy Hunt, Glenn Alderton or Joe Pries a dinky 2 megapixel camera, I can almost guarantee that those other guys will end up with a much nicer photograph than mine.

If you aren't a good photographer, no amount of money spent on a camera will make your pics better. Just get a camera and go take some pictures.

Regards
Shawn


User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

Here's another excellent portfolio from an exceptional photographer, using the F707 of course: http://www.photosig.com/userphotos.php?id=4198

User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

"If you aren't a good photographer, no amount of money spent on a camera will make your pics better. Just get a camera and go take some pictures."

Not true Shawn i myself and many other photographers i know have always said it comes down to the equipment at the end of the day  Smile

Thanks for all your help though Shawn, much appreciated...
EGFF



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