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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

In reply to: New Digital Camera.

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

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Hi Joe:

Olympus Stylus Epic D-560 Zoom. Thanks!

Gerry

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We have a camera Mod, stay tuned.

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Dafydd.

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Olympus D560

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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.

In reply to: Olympus D560

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

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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

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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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