Olympus C-740UZ vs. Nikon 4300

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Mortimir, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. Mortimir

    Mortimir Guest

    I'm looking into purchasing a first camera, and I want a digital camera that
    I can be "artsy" with. I don't want to spend over $400, and I would really
    prefer keeping it around $300. The two cameras mentioned in the subject
    look promising. Can anyone offer me advice on which is best?

    Thanks.

    Mortimir
     
    Mortimir, Sep 20, 2003
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  2. Mortimir

    ThomasM Guest

    I have no experience with the Olympus, but I have owned a CP4300. If you
    want to be 'artsy', go for the Olympus as the Nikon doesn't have a real
    aperture mechanism, but rather some sort of filter that simulates the
    effect. This means that when shooting in manual mode, you can set the
    shutterspeed any way you want, but you only got 2 aperture settings for any
    chosen zoomlevel. I hope that made sense... The bottomline is, that you have
    little flexibility to adjust the depth of field using the Nikon. That is the
    main reason I returned it and got a boxy and Canon G3 instead - it's boxy
    and not very pretty but it gets the job done.

    /ThomsM
     
    ThomasM, Sep 21, 2003
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  3. Mortimir

    ThomasM Guest


    I have no experience with the Olympus, but I have owned a CP4300. If you
    want to be 'artsy', go for the Olympus as the Nikon doesn't have a real
    aperture mechanism, but rather some sort of filter that simulates the
    effect. This means that when shooting in manual mode, you can set the
    shutterspeed any way you want, but you only got 2 aperture settings for any
    chosen zoomlevel. I hope that made sense... The bottomline is, that you have
    little flexibility to adjust the depth of field using the Nikon. That is the
    main reason I returned it and got a Canon G3 instead - it's boxy
    and not very pretty but it gets the job done.

    /ThomsM
     
    ThomasM, Sep 21, 2003
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