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Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:40 am

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
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Msh744
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Wed Sep 11, 2002 7:35 am

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

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/59998/
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Wed Sep 11, 2002 7:54 am

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
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Wed Sep 11, 2002 8:44 am

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
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Wed Sep 11, 2002 9:01 am

 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Wed Sep 11, 2002 9:30 am

Shaun,
Go on your holiday and enjoy it! Then start saving all over again and go DSLR Big grin
Craig.
 
Shawn Patrick
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Wed Sep 11, 2002 9:50 am

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!
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Wed Sep 11, 2002 2:44 pm

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.
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:11 pm

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.
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:45 pm

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
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Wed Sep 11, 2002 8:31 pm

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

Moved away from this lost website to better things !
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Wed Sep 11, 2002 9:46 pm

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
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Wed Sep 11, 2002 11:09 pm

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.
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 12:20 am

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 )
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 1:24 am

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
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 2:51 am

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!
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 4:22 am

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
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 7:04 am

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)
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Thu Sep 12, 2002 8:01 pm

Okay, somebody ordered some photos of the coolpix - will come in some hours from me.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Fri Sep 13, 2002 7:41 am

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
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Fri Sep 13, 2002 8:24 am

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
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Fri Sep 13, 2002 9:05 am

Here's another excellent portfolio from an exceptional photographer, using the F707 of course: http://www.photosig.com/userphotos.php?id=4198
 
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RE: Coolpix 5700 Or Sony F707?

Fri Sep 13, 2002 6:47 pm

"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...
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