A70, Coolpix 3100, ???

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Erehwon, Aug 15, 2003.

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    Erehwon Guest

    Just looking to start into digital. Have looked at Cannon A70 and Nikon
    Coolpix 3100 and don't want to go much higher in price. Not knowing
    anything about other brands/models, what else should I be comparing these to
    to decide on best fit. Looked at dpreview and info excellent, but find it
    difficult to wade through everything to figure out what's comparable to
    above in quality, features and price.
    Erehwon, Aug 15, 2003
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    Todd Walker Guest

    Get the A70. It can't be beat for the price.

    Todd Walker
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    Todd Walker, Aug 15, 2003
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    Mechanic Guest

    My two final choices as well as considered the Pentax 330 because of its
    solid construction.
    The Canon won out because it fit me better, longer battery life and
    other peoples "A" series have been very reliable. Neither the Canon nor
    Nikon compare with the Pentax all metal construction but the poor macro and
    low light performance made me exchange it for the Canon. Happy so far.
    Mechanic, Aug 16, 2003
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    Danny Cheung Guest

    Danny Cheung, Aug 16, 2003
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    JB Guest

    Hi all

    I have had my A70 for 2 months now and am extremely happy with it - compact,
    runs on rechargable NiMh AA batteries, takes great pics and movies - I got a
    couple of 128MB cards and can get 75 pics on one at the highest res 2048 x
    1536 1.5 - 1.7 MB per image.

    Can't fault it to date



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    JB, Aug 17, 2003
  6. A70 manual focus. More basic manual alternatives. "Allround".

    cp3100, extensive serious (?) picture lay-out help and best-shot-feature.

    Pentax 330. Not as sharp as the other two. Test pictures show that Pentax
    has some slight problem with noise that limit magnifications. Sleak,
    practical housing!
    ..... alternative with flip-LCD.

    Morgan O.
    Morgan Ohlson, Aug 31, 2003
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    Bob Galvin Guest

    Bob Galvin, Sep 22, 2003
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    tester Guest

    Ditto. Must've spent hours researching before deciding on the A70.
    Features are comparable and it seemed like I'd be spending an extra $50 for
    the Nikon name. And from owning both Canon and Nikon SLR's, I couldn't see
    the purpose in doing that. The only problem was, back in June, I played
    hell finding an A70, while the 3100 could be found everywhere. Must've been
    others who are similarly intelligent :)
    tester, Sep 24, 2003
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