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Making a Good Choice - Zoom

by vermaking / June 12, 2005 6:00 AM PDT

Pls help me with suggestions/inputs to decide between the following models -

Canon S1 IS
Konica Minolta Z2
Olympus 7770 Ultra Zoom

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(NT) (NT) correction - olympus 770
by vermaking / June 12, 2005 6:01 AM PDT
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Canon S1 IS - Konica Minolta Z2 - Olympus C-770
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 12, 2005 9:57 AM PDT

This would be a difficult decision:

They all take excellent photos.

The S1 IS is only 3 megapixel but it has image stabilization.

The Z2 and C-770 have 4 megapixels and no image stabilization.

The C-770 is the only one of the three that has TIFF mode.

The S1 IS does not have a hot shoe for external flash.

The Z2 has a shutter lag of only 0.4 second while the other two have a shutter lag of 0.8

Here is a look at their specifications (side-by-side):

As I said....a difficult decision.

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(NT) (NT) snapshot..pls me make a decision here
by vermaking / June 12, 2005 2:27 PM PDT
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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / June 12, 2005 2:44 PM PDT

Any of the cameras you listed will be a good choice.

But I can not make that decision for you.

Only you know what features you are willing to do without and what features you must have.

To help you make the right decision, it is time to visit a camera store.

Try a place like Circuit City, where they will let you get your hands on the cameras. Try each one and see if you like the feel of the camera.

This will likely steer you to the camera that you like the best.


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Zoom and IS, best buy is used or still in stock Try e-bay
by charlesvsi / June 14, 2005 2:53 AM PDT

I researched the olympus cameras extensively 2-3 years ago. Olympus had a very expensive stabelized lens IS camera, and introduced the c-2100 ultra zoom which has X10 and IS. Started selling for over $1000, they mass sold to Walmart who sold for $500 when I bought mine. be careful to get one that says CAMEDIA in red on box and camera, it is us compatible files warrenty etc. If missing, it won't work in us with MS software etc.!!!
Many are offered on e-bay and other similar sites. It is a very strong and workable camera. Olympus offers several models now, but none with IS because it is bulky and costs a lot. The new models are small more portable more pixels etc. However, my C-2100 with 2.1 MP prints great 8X10 inch prints from HP PSC 950 and psc 2175xi with high resolution capability.

I would not be afraid to get one on e-bay because they were sold widly, and are not considered too bulky, etc. However have standard lens threads, so easy to add protective uv filter, polorized, even multiplier lenses ect at minimum cost. Also uses standard AA size rechargeable batteries which last hundreds of shots. Software is good, and with a protective carrying case, is pretty portable. ok to e-mail me at Chuck

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