C5050 gone, now what to buy?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Opentoe, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Opentoe

    Opentoe Guest

    I sold my C5050 Olympus. I have been looking at the Canon G5 model, but
    wanted to know if there are other good cameras people recommend? I didn't
    hate the C5050 camera, but it was a slow unit and the LCD didn't flip to
    protect itself when I needed it to. I never owned a Nikon and only had film
    Canon's. Any particular models that include a low light illuminator, good
    battery life, 3-4x zoom, a fast lens, and good picture taking times with of
    course good quality?
     
    Opentoe, Aug 7, 2003
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  2. How about the Canon G3?

    I would never buy a G5 after what I read about it at www.dpreview.com . The
    G3 is $473.00 at buydig--- just got mine yesterday! {:)
     
    Digicam zealot, Aug 7, 2003
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  3. Opentoe

    Todd Walker Guest

    If the slowness that you are referring to is in reference to startup
    times, shot to shot speed, AF lock, etc. then that's something you are
    going to have to live with if you buy consumer grade digitals. If you
    want a camera that does those things faster, you are going to have to
    move up to a digital SLR like the Canon 10D, Nikon D100, Sigma SD9, etc.

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    Todd Walker, Aug 7, 2003
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  4. Opentoe

    Opentoe Guest

    I'd buy a 10d is it acted more like the the speed of a film camera. Yes, the
    speed inbetween shots...this is what bothered me with the C5050 camera.
     
    Opentoe, Aug 7, 2003
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  5. Opentoe

    Todd Walker Guest

    Yes, it acts just like the speed of a film camera. Use it once and
    you'll be sold.

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    Todd Walker, Aug 7, 2003
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  6. Opentoe

    Opentoe Guest

    I sold my C5050 just for a change...I'm the type to use a camera for a few
    months and if I'm not truly impressed, will sell it and move on to another
    make or model. It seems that my options are limiting to the very expensive
    Canon 10D model...to get the speed I am looking for. Yikes, to me it's
    expensive.
     
    Opentoe, Aug 8, 2003
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  7. Opentoe

    Opentoe Guest

    You came from a C5050...the noticable difference worth the extra huge $$$$
    difference?
     
    Opentoe, Aug 9, 2003
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  8. Opentoe

    Opentoe Guest

    Thanks, I'll keep those models in mind and check out some information on
    them now....
     
    Opentoe, Aug 9, 2003
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  9. Opentoe

    Mark B. Guest

    It does.

    Mark
     
    Mark B., Aug 9, 2003
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  10. Opentoe

    Holly Flies Guest

    The sound that my Olympus C-5050 makes when I turn it on and off is
    driving me to distraction. Is there any way I can turn it off?
     
    Holly Flies, Aug 10, 2003
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  11. And if she doesn't change the reset function it will just come back on again
    when she power cycles the camera. Tis good to read and understand the manual.
     
    WinkenBlinken& Nod, Aug 11, 2003
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