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Please help me decide...

This is my 1st time to buy digital cameras and I need help on choosing the right camera. Im choosing between Olympus FE-190 and Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W30. Which is better? Are there other cameras much better than these 2? I prefer cameras with 6 megapixel and are using lith-ion for the battery, maybe $160-190 is the practical camera for me. Thanks!

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Digital Cameras

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Digital Cameras

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Thanks snapshot2. Actually, Sony DSC-W30 was my 1st choice but when I found out that W30 has few shooting modes, I was opt to find another cam that has more shooting modes than W30. Is the image quality of FE-190 really that bad?

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Olympus FE-190

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I don't know how good/bad the images are, because I could not find any sample photos.
There is not enough information available to make a knowledgeable decision.

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Olympus SP-310

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Ah ok. Do you happen to know any info with regards to Olympus SP-310? Ive check the users opinion regarding this camera and they all look satisfied. I might choose this one instead of FE-190, I know that the optical zoom is the only drawback of the SP-310 camera but there is an accessory to compromise to that one correct?

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Olympus SP-310

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The SP-310 was introduced in Aug of 2005.
The SP-320 was introduced in Jan of 2006.
They appear to be identical, but the images from the SP-320 are a tad sharper. If you can get the SP-320 for the same price as the SP-310, take the SP-320.

Either camera is a good choice....they also have the important manual controls.

Olympus offers two conversion lenses for both cameras.
TCON-17F (1.7X) teleconverter
WCON-07F (0.7X) wide-angle converter
You will need the CLA-9 adapter to attach the lenses to the camera.

Here is a link:
http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_acc_all_products.asp?val2=2&val1=1&step1=16&wwwproduct=1187&submit2=Go&acccategory=5

Note: Olympus makes the best conversion lenses you can buy.
They are considered the gold standard of conversion lenses.

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Digital cameras

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I'd lean toward Olympus cameras, myself. Have you considered the Olympus SP-350? It's a bit more expensive, but has 8 megapixels and seems like a good value. You also might consider taking TheDigitalBeat.com's test which asks you a few questions then suggests a camera that matches your needs. It can be found at http://www.thedigitalbeat.com/cameras.html . Good luck!

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Digicam

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Thanks dotstream. I've already looked on SP-350 and I was overwhelmed 'bout the price, although it was good because of the 8MP, external flash ready and the shooting modes. I'll check the website that you just gave and I hope they'll give me the answers I need before buying that camera. Thanks a lot!

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