Canon a-520 or Olympus d-630?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Terry, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. Terry

    Terry Guest

    I would appreciate your opinions to help me decide which one of these
    cameras would be best for a first time user of a digital camera. I want
    a lightweight,easy point and shoot for vacation type snapshots (4x6"
    prints). I don't own a computer so I will most likely use Walgreen's to
    print the pictures. I have found a ton of reviews on the Canon (all
    good) and one on the Olympus (not so good-grainy pictures). My vision is
    not so great so I like the bigger LCD on the Olympus and how easy it
    sounds to use and that it is only 4.4 ounces, but the Canon has so many
    great reviews. I need some help putting the two into perspective.


    Terry, Nov 18, 2005
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  2. Terry

    George Mann Guest

    (Terry) wrote in
    The Canon is good, but the Casio Z series offers good picture quality and
    bigger LCD's.
    George Mann, Nov 18, 2005
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  3. Terry

    ASAAR Guest

    I have no direct experience with either camera, but I'm quite sure
    that the one would be able to notice Olympus's "not so good-grainy
    pictures" only if very large (greater than 8" x 10") prints were
    made using a very good printer, and examined by someone with very
    good vision. If you actually had both cameras to use for an
    extended period, the one you'd end up preferring to use would no
    doubt tend to be based on other factors, such as ease of use,
    convenience, battery life, how it "feels" in your hands, etc. For
    instance, while the A520 is a nice camera, and I consider its use of
    two AA batteries to be a factor in its favor, from reviews I've
    read, the slightly larger newer models from Canon (A610, A620), due
    to using 4 AA batteries and other improvements, focus faster and
    more accurately, and in general perform better than the A510, A520
    when there's less than an ideal amount of available light.
    ASAAR, Nov 18, 2005
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