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User currently offlineBHXviscount From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 166 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

I would appreciate some advice from anyone who has/uses a olympus C-720UZ

The dilema..
currently using Canon EOS1000FN(US-Rebel) c/w 28-300mm sigma lens which is fine and have been happy with. Needed new pc ,wife wanted digital point 'n' shoot so got kodac easyshare dx4430 3.2m 38-114mm zoom with pc package.
Rushed out to do the field test, downloaded pics to pc and was bowled over with the results. Took a trip to local Jessops and special offer(£299) is olympus C720UZ 40-320mm(only X8 zoom and not the usual X10-exclusive to Jessops) rated 3.34m pixals. Now do I:


1. trade in SLR for C720UZ?
2. wait and save my pennys for something better?

£299 seems a good price to pay
3m pixals seems good enough quality
40-320mm zoom is better reach than my sigma(never used below 50mm anyway)
has anyone got any pictures on A.net with a C720UZ?



would really appreciate any help as I think the offer on the C720UZ is to clear end of line and I don't won't to miss the boat................


many thanks in advance BHXviscount





No officer, its NOT a surface to air missile its a camera..for taking photographs.
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User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

I have a C-730UZ and I have shots accepted here with it. I still shoot prints with my faithful Nikon F-65 which I will never give up.

My suggestion is keep the SLR and wait to get a D30, D60, or 10D down the road a bit.



Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

I agree with Geese...Hang on to your SLR and play with the digital. If you find you really enjoy it take the jump into a DSLR. (10D since you already have Canon lenses...) In the meantime enjoy.  Smile

User currently offlineBHXviscount From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

Fallingeese-D60's are retailing for around £2000! I'll be pushing up daises by the time I've saved that amount!!


No officer, its NOT a surface to air missile its a camera..for taking photographs.
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

£2000??? no way! I've seen them for £700 on ebay..

Look around!


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1729 times:

As Dan says £2,000 is way off. With the introduction of the 10D the D60 has been discontinued and although I wouldnt never buy from EBay you can get a D60 2nd hand from Park Cameras for £899 ( http://www.parkcameras.com )

Go for a digital SLR over every other form of digital, you wont regret it

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineKLAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

If the D60s are down to 900 pounds I wonder how low the D30s are going?

-clovis


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Clovis,

D30's can be picked up from retailers second hand for about £599

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

Now if only Nikon released something new, then I can pick up a nice cheap D100.


Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

"if only Nikon released something new"

ROFL Big grin

I bet most Nikon users think that too

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Quite the opposite Ben!  Smile

v/r
Jeff


User currently offlineBHXviscount From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2002, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Thanks for all the info guys- was looking in Jan issue of AP and £1999 was price of D60. down to £900 hell of price a drop eh? Think I'll go for d30 as budgit dictates etc etc again many thanks............... BHXviscount


No officer, its NOT a surface to air missile its a camera..for taking photographs.
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3394 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

Basically I have the same problem. I have now a compact camera (pentax espio 200) I like quite a bit. Only drawback is that the zoom ain't great. It has a build-in zoom of 48-200mm. As you will understand the 200mm zoom ain't the best there is. Often rather blurry and dark, as you would expect from a compact.

Anyway, I found someone who is offering a Canon D2000 for a fair price. I have looked on a.net to see if there are any pictures made with this camera. Needless to say I can not find them. Does anyone know if this camera is any good?

I know I will never be able to afford a D30 or a D60.

Thanks in advance!



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