Olympus C-4000 or C-750?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Larry R Harrison Jr, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. Having lusted quite awhile for something more than the point & shoot Coolpix
    755 I have--but having little money (the idea I could possibly afford a D70
    or D100 is a total joke)--I've long considered maybe an Olympus
    C-4000--which many have praised for its quality and its manual controls, yet
    at a very low price.

    Basically it seems to be a poor man's Powershot G3 or Coolpix 5400--equal to
    those cameras in being more of "prosumer" type except for the lack of RAW
    storage ability--but pretty much equal to them otherwise in quality and
    abilities.

    That said, apparently for not much more I could have the C-750--which has a
    10x zoom vs 3x of the C4000. Plus of course the C4000 uses the rather dated
    "smart media" cards while the C-750 uses the xD cards which are MUCH more
    prevalent nowadays.

    They all seem to have the same manual options that make them well above a
    normal point & shoot type of camera like the 775 I have.

    Then again, maybe the C-5000 or C-5050 would be even better.

    Tips for the confused?

    LRH
     
    Larry R Harrison Jr, Apr 14, 2004
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  2. Larry R Harrison Jr

    m II Guest

    Don't let the type of memory be the deciding factor. Smartmedia cards
    are available in up 128mb sizes, so just get more than one card.

    Is the 10X zoom on the 750 important? It's hard to take pictures at that
    length and not have shake. When it gets a bit dark it will be impossible
    to hold the camera steady enough to take a good shot without using a
    tripod. The older 2100z had image stabilization, but that one is not
    available anymore.

    The 5050 has a very nice f1.8 lens and uses a variety of memory vards.
    It may be discontinued, though. If you can find one it's worth it.



    mike
     
    m II, Apr 14, 2004
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  3. Larry R Harrison Jr

    Doug Guest

    I have the Oly 730uz. Once you've used the 10x zoom , you will never go
    back to anything less. It also has good macro capabilities to. It will focus
    down to 4cm away. It takes a while to get used to the menu driven
    controls...everything seems buried in there somewhere....'how the heck do I
    set the manual focus again??'

    Doug
     
    Doug, Apr 14, 2004
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  4. Larry R Harrison Jr

    al-Farrob Guest

    Simply press and hold on the ok button :)
     
    al-Farrob, Apr 14, 2004
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  5. Larry R Harrison Jr

    Jorge Guest

    I've long considered maybe an Olympus
    The C-4000 does indeed have an undocumented RAW mode.
    Join the C4000 support group at Yahoo and see this thread:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/c4000/message/1842

    The required files have been uploaded to the files area.

    Cheers,

    -Jorge
     
    Jorge, Apr 14, 2004
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