Wife's Camera Choice HP Olympus Canon

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Robin S, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Robin S

    Robin S Guest

    I bought my wife an HP R607 (4 megapixel, Pentax lens etc) for Christmas.
    After 4 months we have finally given up with it. The flash is underpowered
    and anything over 6 feet appears in darkness. The pictures it takes are
    grainy and low light photos are grey and disappointing. I am going to
    replace it and to Staples credit they have agreed to exchange the camera for
    another. Here is the question, with what? I am an Olympus fan and borrowed
    a friends Stylus 300 (3 megapixel) This camera was very impressive, small,
    light, even weatherproof, the low light performance was acceptable and the
    flash range better than the HP. What about the Stylus 410 any experience
    with this camera? And finally Staples is full of Canons, bearing in mind we
    are looking for a shirt pocket size camera with a reasonable flash range
    would any of these "point and shoot" style cameras do the trick? Would
    prefer 3 X zoom and 4 megapixel. Thanks for your input.... Robin
     
    Robin S, Apr 20, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    I read through a number of user reviews of that camera, and none of them
    mentioned a reduced flash range. It seems that your camera may be
    defective, or you may be using the zoom on flash pictures, which greatly
    reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor on camera with small
    lens openings. Many people forget that zooming actually REDUCES the
    flash range on P&S cameras.
     
    Ron Hunter, Apr 20, 2005
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