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Kodak CX7430 vs Olympus D580

New to digital. I've read reviews and have narrowed my choices to these two. I will be using it for general purposes, but mostly for landscape pics. Which is a better camera? Which is easier to use? Which one is better for a newbie? Thanks for any advice.

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Kodak CX7430 - Olympus D580

In reply to: Kodak CX7430 vs Olympus D580

The two cameras are priced just about the same and looking at the specifications, they are after the same customer.

As with all cameras, they each have some ups and downs when compared. But nothing that can be considered a deal breaker.

Both cameras take very good photos.
I compared photos from both cameras, taken of the same subject.
The Olympus has the sharper and more detailed photo.
The Kodak file size for their sample photo was 1 meg and the Olympus file size for their sample photo was 2 meg.
This indicates that Kodak is using a more aggressive compression of the .jpg photos.

Either camera is a bargain at today's prices.
For photo quality, I would select the Olympus.
For speed of snapping a photo (short shutter lag) I would select the Kodak.


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Memory Card?

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Great! Thanks for the info. I noticed that one takes an SD memory card and the other takes an xD. What is the difference? Any benefit to either?

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Memory Card

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No difference as far as performance.
the xD card may cost a bit more.

The xD card was developed by Olympus and Fujifilm.

The SD card was developed by the parent company of Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.).


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In reply to: Memory Card

Ok. Thanks for all your help. Happy

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