Canon Powershot Pro 1 Vs. Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by °..Jan Plexy..°, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Which of theese two cameras is better choice?

    °..Jan Plexy..°, Jun 29, 2005
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  2. For what application - what sort of photos do you want to take?

    I looked at both of these cameras but bought a Nikon 8400 because of its
    very wide angle zoom lens (24mm focal length without adapters, 18mm with).
    Excellent image quality.

    For long zoom work, I think that image stabilisation offers significant
    advantages, so if you must have an 8MP camera then the Nikon 8800 should
    be on your list (although I prefered the lighter and cheaper 5MP Panasonic

    David J Taylor, Jun 30, 2005
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  3. °..Jan Plexy..°

    Doug Leal Guest

    I'm with Mr. Stratus on this one..

    The FL lens on the Pro 1 is terrific and I have *never* found any fringing
    in my images.
    I have taken some incredible macro shots, battery life goes on forever
    (well.. a hell of a long time anyway) - It's a very nice compact camera that
    has everything.


    OK, I have a Pro 1 so there is my bias.

    I have spent (too) many hours looking at the 'red brick building' on
    Steve's Digicams. Look at the mortar between the vertically mounted
    bricks. The spiral wrapped cable at the top of the frame is worth
    noting. Check the red letters on the 'no parking' sign. Check the
    street sign and the number on the dumpster. Now compared to a DSLR,
    they have room to improve but they're both some of the better P&S.

    When I got this camera and took a picture of my little girl, my wife
    said 'now THAT looks good' and then kind of took it over.

    On the negative side, the macro function doesn't work too well. Manual
    focus is a little cumbersome. I read that the battery life is a problem
    but it hasn't been a problem for me. It doesn't do too well with a lens
    filter (casts shadows with the flash).

    BUT, I would buy it again.
    Glenn Gundlach
    Doug Leal, Jun 30, 2005
  4. °..Jan Plexy..°

    Matti Vuori Guest

    Of course it is, most of them are. But the question is, is it better than
    the Olympus, and whether you know any answers to that comparison.
    Matti Vuori, Jun 30, 2005
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