Can't decide!!

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Glo, Aug 8, 2003.

  1. Glo

    Glo Guest


    I've read reviews, opinions, etc., at recommended web sites in this
    forum and can't decide which camera to buy.

    I'm inclined toward the Canon G5, G3 or Olympus 5050Z. I an not
    knowledgeable enough, but would like to learn and don't want to regret
    not getting something I needed in my new camera.

    At first I thought it was between the G5 and the 5050, but then I've
    heard that the G3 is almost the same as the G5. My actual camera is an
    Olympus 1.3 mega pixel and I wanted to get the most I could for my
    budget, but I'm hearing that there is not much of a difference between
    the two Canon's.

    The Olympus is cheaper than the Canon, but then it has 3X zoom while the
    G5 has 4X. Is this a big difference? I remember trying to capture a
    hummingbird with my Olympus 340R, that's when I realized I needed zoom:)

    I never liked the instructions manual for my Olympus and I've heard that
    the Canon has a very good one. I went to both their websites, however,
    and I found the Olympus site more informative than the Canon site.

    Then some people say that they prefer being able to use AA batteries,
    but most are raving about the long life of the Lithion-Ion.

    What would be the most significant differences (pro's and con's) between
    the G3 and the 5050?? Also, any opinions about Canon and Olympus'
    service would be appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Glo, Aug 8, 2003
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  2. Glo

    Glo Guest

    Thank you so much for your input. Yes, I had read that preview and
    that's why I was thinking it is not worth the $$ buying the G5. I can
    get an extra card with the difference.
    Glo, Aug 8, 2003
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  3. Glo

    CTX Guest

    Well, I can't make the choice for you, but I have been photographing with a
    Fuji Finepix S602 Zoom for over one year now and NOW I know a little bit
    what I would want to have as a next camera.....:
    - as much as zoom (no digital zoom!!!) as you can...................this
    will never be even better would be to be able to mount
    a real zoomlense to reach a zoom of 500 mm or so...
    - a great macro opportunity (so far the macro possibilities of the S602 are
    superb and the best I have seen so far)
    - a lense less than 35 mm, so best would be something around 28 mm
    - possibilities to change aperture, time and so on and lots of possibilities
    to change for strange conditions (bad weather, high sunlights etc.)
    - with a 3 megapixel camera you can reach great photographs; more is only
    necessary if you want to be a professional photographer; keep in mind that
    the more pixels the bigger the sizes of the images and the more storing
    space you need (this is something lots of people forget and remember again
    when they made the first pic with a 10 megapixel camera which they really
    don't need but only need to boast upon, see what I mean? Buy what you need,
    not what others would envy you for.....;-))

    Maybe this information is a bit of help to you?

    Best regards
    CTX, Aug 9, 2003
  4. Glo

    JK Guest

    The lens is slow though at f2.8 to f3.7. The Sony f717 has a lens
    that is 38 to 190 mm equivalent, and f2 to f2.4. Why can't Olympus
    use a lens like that for one of its digital cameras? A zoom ratio
    of 10 on the 750 also probably impacts image quality quite a bit.
    If Olympus could come out with a new digital camera with a lens
    that is at f2.4 or faster on the telephoto end and has much more
    than a 3x zoom ratio, I would be impressed.
    It is not so good in low light situations. What do you do when you need to
    shoot at f2 and 400 ISO to get the shot you want?
    JK, Aug 9, 2003
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