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EMPOWERD 02-28-2003 06:22 PM

Advice on current DigiCams?.....
I just sold my Nikon CoolPix 990 and want to upgrade to something more current. The camera's i'm looking at now are (in order of choice so far)....

Olympus Camedia C-5050 (5 Megapixel, F1.8 lens)

Canon PowerShot G3 (4 Megapixel, F2.0 lens)

Nikon CoolPix 4500 (4 Megapixel, F2.6 Lens)

Does anyone know anything about these cameras? The Olympus is the newest one on the market, has the strongest flash, best quality lens... and by far the best options for the price... I'm leaning towards it. The Nikon doesn't even have a hot-shoe for external flashes! They're all within $150 of eachother.

Gamite 02-28-2003 07:59 PM

I havent read anything on the first camera, so I cant tell you anything on that, but I"ve hear really good reviews on the G3's, and the Nikon is good, but I THINK, the features arent as good as the G3 (dont quote me on that)

you can always goto and check out the reviews yourself.

slemmer 02-28-2003 08:06 PM

Wow, they all look so cool and feature rich!

Dave 325i 02-28-2003 09:32 PM

You can check out for sample pics and reviews.

I'd lean personally towards the G3 though.

Bill Gates 02-28-2003 11:28 PM

Hey Randy, those are all awesome cameras. i've read great reviews about the G3. however, Olympus is known for great night shots!

slemmer 03-01-2003 11:11 PM

Re: ...

Originally posted by Bill Gates
Hey Randy, those are all awesome cameras. i've read great reviews about the G3. however, Olympus is known for great night shots!
So it just depends on what kind of pictures you want to take. That way you get the right equipment, much like building a computer in a certain way to achieve certain results.

golden 03-01-2003 11:34 PM

Sony IVA-C801

get that

its a new 5 mp camera coming out, just as good as the Sony f717

but tiny in size.. msrp is gonna be 700US

which is pretty good

golden 03-01-2003 11:36 PM


heres a link

EMPOWERD 03-02-2003 12:08 AM

thanks Golden! I haven't seen that one yet, but by the looks of it, should be a contender. The only things that the Olympus Camedia still has over it are: F1.8 lens (better night shots), swivel screen, and (my preference) AA litium batteries.

golden 03-02-2003 04:17 AM

ahh, i was really into researching them for a while

the Carl Ziess lens on the sony is top notch, i was considering the olympus as well, but i hated the swivel display, it seemed very flimsy

the prob i see with the sony is that it uses expensive sony memory stick, but, the new memory stick can be HUGE, like 1 gig+

if your at all interested in shooting video, the sony has unlimited video capabilities which is pretty cool

yea, i think i might pick up the sony when it comes out, one of the reasons i didnt like the f717 was because of the size.. this one is nice

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