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Need Help With Buying A DigiCam

Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:19 pm

Hi,

I ma loonking ofr a new Digital Camera and I was wondering what your opinion on the following 3 products is.

Fuji S5000
Minolta Dimage Z1
Olympus 730

At the moment, my favoured one is the Minolta- would you reccommend this?

Thanks for any help.
 
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RE: Need Help With Buying A DigiCam

Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:25 pm

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 :

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Photo © William Ronciere



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RE: Need Help With Buying A DigiCam

Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:29 pm

Why not waiting with buying a camera and spending more money in a bette
But your cam hasn't to be more expensive than your car, decide which results you want to get!

regards, Florian
 
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RE: Need Help With Buying A DigiCam

Sat Feb 14, 2004 12:50 am

Rumor is that Pentax is supposed to be comming out with a cheaper version of it's *ist D digital camera.

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RE: Need Help With Buying A DigiCam

Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:29 pm

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;

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=488584&WxsIERv=VHVwb2xldiBUdS0xNTQ%3D&WdsYXMg=UHVsa292byBBaXJsaW5lcw%3D%3D&QtODMg=SGFtYnVyZyAoLSBGdWhsc2J1dHRlbCkgKEhBTSAvIEVEREgp&ERDLTkt=R2VybWFueQ%3D%3D&ktODMp=RGVjZW1iZXIgMjcsIDIwMDM%3D&BP=0&WNEb25u=RmVyZGluYW5kIFJldXNz&xsIERvdWdsY=UkEtODU2OTU%3D&MgTUQtODMgKE=TWlub2x0YSBEaW1hZ2UgWjE%3D&YXMgTUQtODMgKERD=OTA%3D&NEb25uZWxs=MjAwNC0wMS0xNA%3D%3D&ODJ9dvCE=&O89Dcjdg=ODY4&static=yes&size=L

(sorry, I don't know how to make it into a link)

Anyway, thanks for your help

Best Regards,
James
 
 
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RE: Need Help With Buying A DigiCam

Sat Feb 21, 2004 3:13 am

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).


Anyway, thanks for your opinions.

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