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Digital Cam: Sony or Olympus ?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Vlad, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Vlad

    Vlad Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 9, 2002 Messages: 1,876 Likes Received: 0
    Alright the time has come to buy a new cam....

    Lineup:

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC P72
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    + I really like this cam because of the shutter speed and good night flix
    - A bit too big and heavy

    Olympus ยต[mju:] 300 Digital
    [img]http://212.234.91.120/dev/large/NUMOLY29573.jpg'>
    + Dope handy cam with great picture quality
    - Not that good nightflix

    So wich one should i go for ?

    ;)
     
  2. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

    Joined: Jul 9, 2001 Messages: 17,479 Likes Received: 6
    I currently am holding onto my friends olympus D-380 its only 2.0 megapixels but it works great....i also know someone with that sony and it works great...i tend to think sony is more durable and that from experience there warrantys and repairs are superb if that really is a word.
     
  3. In that pricerange i'd say go for the olympus...the best thing about sony's is the carl zeiss lens and low end models dont carry it.
     
  4. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Read some reviews on cnet.com:

    96 user reviews for the Sony.

    66 user reviews for the Olympus.

    cnet rated the Sony higher. I'd look all through the editors' reviews in addition to user comments.
     
  5. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 2
  6. anonymity1

    anonymity1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 28, 2003 Messages: 1,945 Likes Received: 0
    I just picked up an olympus c-5000 for about $350. Its got 5 megapixels, and has threading, so you can use filters, or wide-angle/telephoto adapters. I'd stick with the brand that has been dealing with photo optics since the beginning.
    Night Photos = tri pod
    Olympus
     
  7. Thats a theory, but sony's tech status makes their high-end models really worthwhile,,especially when they carry the lens of THE lens brand since the beggining.
     
  8. Vlad

    Vlad Senior Member

    Joined: Jan 9, 2002 Messages: 1,876 Likes Received: 0
    tnx for the comments!

    i would get the Olympus, but I really want a cam with more options (shutter speed etc.) like the sony...


    :confused: :D
     
  9. wait..if the sony has manual mode and the olympus is fully automatic go for the sony with no second thought
     
  10. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    canon ?

    I only say that because I LOVE my S230.
    The new 4mpx version of the elph is super hot too!
     
  11. anonymity1

    anonymity1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 28, 2003 Messages: 1,945 Likes Received: 0
    If he were spending 1000+ on a high end digital slr I would be saying something different. But this sony is a low end camera without the carl zeiss lens.

    If I'm not mistaken the Olympus is not an automatic-only camera. And it has a metal, weather resistant casing, so you can get it a little wet and a remote
     
  12. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    ungh.... automtic only is useless. even for simple point and shoot camera.
     
  13. Vlad

    Vlad Senior Member

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    it is automatic only
     
  14. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i would like to announce that my sony dsc-u30 Works Good.
     
  15. imported_dowmagik

    imported_dowmagik Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 19, 2001 Messages: 1,904 Likes Received: 1
    ive owned both and prefer sony. if you get a digi cam DONT get a weak ass one thats only automatic.
     
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