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Konica/Minolta Dimage A1 vs Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom

by nsanghani / September 14, 2004 7:44 AM PDT

Thanks to the responses in the previous thread "prosumer digital camera's"

I have been able to narrow my focus the following two camera's:
Konica/Minolta Dimage A1 vs Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom.
Seems like both have enough good features with Diamge A1 having anti-shake which could be useful.

Do you have any information about the difference in image quality between the two?

Does the same comparision hold true between Konica/Minolta Dimage A2 vs Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom

Thanks

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Re: Konica/Minolta Dimage A1 vs Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / September 14, 2004 8:38 AM PDT

You are down to the point where personal preferences enter the picture.

Sort of like asking, which is better, the Ford, Chevrolet or Dodge.

You have probably read reviews of the cameras and at this point I would suggest that you see what owners of the cameras have to say about their camera.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/read_opinions.asp?prodkey=minolta_dimagea1

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/read_opinions.asp?prodkey=oly_c5060z

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/read_opinions.asp?prodkey=konicaminolta_dimagea2

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/read_opinions.asp?prodkey=oly_c8080wz

When reading "owner opinions", the rule is:

Throw out the best and worst opinion and use the rest to form your opinion.

Just like judging the Olympics.

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Re: Konica/Minolta Dimage A1 vs Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom
by nsanghani / September 14, 2004 9:06 AM PDT

hey this was great information. Image quality being the key factor I am conviced that I do not want Konica Dimage A1.
A question I have then is how important is optical zoom?
What are the advantages of having higher optical zoom with the same MP?

Olympus C-5060 has optical zoom of 4x and so does Sony DSC V-1 which seems to have a decent image quality. Is it right to compare these two camera's or do they belong to a different class?

Sorry for so many questions Happy

Thanks

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Re: Konica/Minolta Dimage A1 vs Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / September 14, 2004 12:46 PM PDT

"What are the advantages of having higher optical zoom with the same MP?"

If you are talking of having more than 4X optical zoom:

People who do a lot of wildlife photography choose the longer lenses. It lets you get a closer shot of an animal/bird without approaching the subject.

Some people use the long lens cameras at sporting events. Such as shots taken from the stands.

Some people have used them to photograph people on stage at an event.

In all cases, shooting at 10X requires that you hold the camera perfectly still. This usually means a tripod. If you have any camera movement, it is amplified 10 times if you are shooting at 10X.

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Yes the Olympus 5060 and Sony V1 are in the same class.
Here is a link that gives you a side by side comparison:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?method=sidebyside&cameras=oly_c5060z%2Csony_dscv1&show=all


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