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New Digital Camera.

Jan 20, 2017 5:14PM PST

I've had an Olympus Stylus Epic that I purchased back in 2004 and this camera is excellent for all types of photos, I've been very happy with it through the time I've had it. However, I started looking to replace it with another Olympus camera current available. The more I look, the harder it gets to choose a camera. My question is this - which currently available Olympus camera would be the closest in performance to my old Stylus Epic?

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Olympus Stylus Epic
Jan 21, 2017 9:22AM PST

The information you provide is insufficient.
The name "Stylus Epic" goes all the way back to the film camera days, and includes many models of cameras.
Give us a clue, what Model camera do you have.

Joe

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Olympus Stylus Epic Model Number
Jan 21, 2017 11:58AM PST

Hi Joe:

Olympus Stylus Epic D-560 Zoom. Thanks!

Gerry

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We have a camera Mod, stay tuned.
Jan 20, 2017 5:20PM PST

Dafydd.

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Olympus D560
Jan 21, 2017 1:57PM PST

I don't remember the D-560 (also known as C-350) being a stylus model, I have a D-550.
The D-550 takes great photos, because it has only 3 megapixels (3MP).
They started putting more and more pixels on that small sensor (1/2.5") and they finally put too many MPs which resulted in poor low light performance and less sharpness.
It is now hard to find a small camera without too many MPs.
There are a few which have a larger sensor (1/1.7") which perform well up to 12 MP.s.
The majority of cameras have the 1/2.5 sensor which will perform well at below 12 MPs.

So many of the newer small cameras are 16MP or more. They will not produce a photo that looks as good as the D-560 photos.

I hope this helps in your quest.

See if you can find an Olympic model with fewer than 12MPs.

Joe

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More Information.
Jan 22, 2017 6:16AM PST

Thanks, and you're right. The camera I have isn't a stylus model, its a Camedia D-560 Zoom. Your explanation helped a lot and makes me ask - are there any small digital cameras of any brand similar in performance to my old D-560? Thanks again.

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More Information - Part 2
Jan 23, 2017 2:41PM PST

Based the information I received in this forum, I will be able to make a good choice in a replacement for my old Olympus D-560. I'm glad I took the time and would like to say thanks a lot Joe!

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Olympus D560
Jan 23, 2017 4:25PM PST

The cameras I had in mind (12mp & 1/1.7" sensor & bright lens) all cost over $300.
Examples - Canon S120, N100 and Nikon P330, P340

To help with your search , here is a link to a place that lets you search for cameras by features:

https://www.dpreview.com/products/search/cameras#!

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