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Should I wait for the Sony H50 or go for ones available now?

by seventyoneplace / April 3, 2008 12:42 PM PDT

I want to buy a new camera for my trip at the end of April and has been researching for a while. I am always interested in photography but not to the extent of being a professional. My trip is coming up soon and I would really appreciate if you guys can help me decide on a couple options:

Sony DSC H50 (I really love the look of it but the May release date means that I won't get it in time for my trip Sad But how do you guys feel about Sony cameras?)
Sony DSC-H9 (since this will be replaced by H50 in May, is it still worth getting now?)
Canon PowerShot G9
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT
Canon PowerShot S5

My criteria: Price range below $500, size not important, above average color rendering, sharp image, image stabilizer, adjustable ISO

Thank you for your opinions in advance!

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Should I wait for the Sony H50? Of course not
by mariofl / April 4, 2008 1:13 AM PDT


I don?t think that you may wait until may for this Sony camera, what about your trip? you will miss the photos...

Why don?t you try the Olympus SP-570 UZ camera... this Olympus will be released next April 15th, so it will have the latest features like: Shadow Adjustment Technology, Face Detection, Perfect Shot Preview and the most important Dual Image Stabilization (which is a mechanical sensor shift image stabilization plus a digital one)... I can say than digital image stabilization doesn?t work as the mechanical stabilization (which works fine).

I own an Olympus SLR camera and its performance is pretty good, so I recommend Olympus cameras for you.

Hope it may be useful for you... and good photos in your trip...

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Olympus vs. Canon
by seventyoneplace / April 4, 2008 1:25 AM PDT

Yah, I probably can't wait for the H50 since it won't come out before my trip. But I just like the look of it.

Thanks for the recommendation. How is Olympus compare to Canon? Olympus is a little bit of an unfamiliar territory for me. Do they have more features, picture quality, durability etc...


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Canon vs Olympus
by mariofl / April 4, 2008 1:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Olympus vs. Canon


review or the CNET reviews about Olympus cameras... or check

About your question, Canon and Nikon are the most popular camera brands, and I read somewhere that Olympus is more popular than Sony cameras (talking about DSLR cameras) but I?m sure that Olympus is not a bad camera, it is a good camera with good quality pictures, good features, good looking, etc.

Review the specs for the cameras you are considering to buy, compare them and look the cameras at any store...


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