Olympus C-8080 vs Nikon 8700

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by xDsrtRat, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. xDsrtRat

    xDsrtRat Guest

    I've narrowed my choice to replace my current, but aging, digital camera to
    these two. One point in favor of the Olympus is the wider wide angle. That
    suits my style of photography, I'm usually wanting a wider view than the
    35mm equivalent most digitals offer. One point in favor of the Nikon is I've
    been using (silver based) Nikon equipment since the early 1970's and my
    Nikon flash will match it nicely. Before it is suggested, no, I don't want
    to go with the "pro" body SLRs (D-70, D-100, etc) as the only Nikon lens I
    presently have is not a good choice for digital photography (24 - 120mm) as
    I like wide shots and I want to keep the digital camera smaller than my 35mm
    Nikon 8008.

    Any opinions on my two choices?
    xDsrtRat, Aug 28, 2004
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    English Bob Guest

    I'm currently pondering the same two cameras, plus the Canon Pro 1.... and
    all the information I have garnered places the Nikon in 3rd place, with the
    Olympus 1st and the Canon 2nd.... haven't pulled the trigger yet but the
    olympus is favorite so far, and looking at sample pictures seems just a
    little sharper.
    English Bob, Sep 14, 2004
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    xDsrtRat Guest

    The winner was . . . door number three: Olympus C-7000. In the end, cost
    became a major factor. For the price of the C-8080, I got the camera plus a
    lot of accessories plus change! My only disappointment is that the RAW
    format (ORF) on the C-7000 is different from the C-8080 and PhotoShop does
    not read it. I'm confident that Adobe will have an update soon that will
    correct this.
    xDsrtRat, Dec 1, 2004
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