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Need Advice On A Point-and-shoot

Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:57 pm

i need your advice people... i'm trying to buy myself a point-and-shoot digital cam that i could carry on me when at work. i don't know how many times i've seen something interesting at work and can't do squat about it because my D70 is sitting at home in the camera bag. i wouldn't dare take the ting to work unless i was going to carry it on me all day and when im working there is no way of doing that.

what i'm looking for is something durable but compact as well, a cam that i could keep in my pocket so it can't really be oddly shaped. i'd rather it be simply square or rectangular. the memory card is not a big issue as i already have the hardware to support SD and CF cards. i would need a decent amount of zoom available as i'd be shooting not only on my ramp but also all the way out onto both A and B taxiways and RWY13/31. the runway is a good 300-400 ft away.
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RE: Need Advice On A Point-and-shoot

Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:13 am

I used an Olympus C5050 while working airside. Not bad results.
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RE: Need Advice On A Point-and-shoot

Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:49 am


In the past I used a Fujifilm 2800Z. Although these have not been available for years now, I believe their range are still quite good. Not really small and pocket sized tho!

But for small shape, why not a Canon A75 (or similar) or a small Pentax OPTIO. Something along those lines? Price I suppose will be a factor too...
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RE: Need Advice On A Point-and-shoot

Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:34 am

Hey Matt,

Run to the tower and ask Ron what camera he uses! With pictures like this it has to be good!

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RE: Need Advice On A Point-and-shoot

Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:57 pm

I have been using an Olympus C750 for 2 1/2 years with good results. It has been superceded but I have heard the follow on models also do well. The feature I liked was the 10x optical zoom. I have never had a problem with over 24,000 images I have taken with it.
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