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Olympus SP-550UZ - (Whoa!) 18X optical zoom

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:14 am    Post subject: Olympus SP-550UZ - (Whoa!) 18X optical zoom Reply with quote

For the photography buffs. Look out. Olympus comes up with a 18X optical zoom camera.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sick!!!

but how much?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

call me a fanatic, but when it comes to DSLR there is nothing close to Nikon and Canon.....
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about $$$
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

U might need to have rock steady hands, to use the full zoom. the S3/S2 with 10X/12X optical zoom is bad enough. Had major problems taking steady shots at full zoom with them. But with a tripod, the shots were quite awesome.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For aviation photography(A.net) P&S cameras are not acceptable. The only way this could be a good camera would be if its sensor is as big as that of a SLR camera. All other fancies are just to catch the attention of the normal people who don't know the problems of P&S cameras.

Among the p&S cameras, that i've found the best is a canon s2is, some pictures are really close to a dslr.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The retail is $499. So it would be cheaper in a few months.

It has image stab. built in, so it would be relatively better even if you do nto have rock steady hands.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C-GHKR wrote:
For aviation photography(A.net) P&S cameras are not acceptable. The only way this could be a good camera would be if its sensor is as big as that of a SLR camera. All other fancies are just to catch the attention of the normal people who don't know the problems of P&S cameras.

Among the p&S cameras, that i've found the best is a canon s2is, some pictures are really close to a dslr.


There's the Sony DSC R1, whch has a large CMOS sensor. The pics are supposed to be very close to a DSLR. Hope to make it mine soon...... Laughing

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/sony/dsc_r1-review/index.shtml
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aiel wrote:
C-GHKR wrote:
For aviation photography(A.net) P&S cameras are not acceptable. The only way this could be a good camera would be if its sensor is as big as that of a SLR camera. All other fancies are just to catch the attention of the normal people who don't know the problems of P&S cameras.

Among the p&S cameras, that i've found the best is a canon s2is, some pictures are really close to a dslr.


There's the Sony DSC R1, whch has a large CMOS sensor. The pics are supposed to be very close to a DSLR. Hope to make it mine soon...... Laughing

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/sony/dsc_r1-review/index.shtml


My brotherinlaw has that one. It has a very good lens and some of the indoorshots I took were amazing. It beats my Canon 350D with 18-55mm kit lens. I would need an L lens to beat the sony. One draw back is the zoom is about 125mm and also my canon is much faster infocussing and shooting.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C-GHKR wrote:

My brotherinlaw has that one. It has a very good lens and some of the indoorshots I took were amazing. It beats my Canon 350D with 18-55mm kit lens. I would need an L lens to beat the sony. One draw back is the zoom is about 125mm and also my canon is much faster infocussing and shooting.


The reason I am sticking to Sony is I have got a DSC W7 presently and 2.5 GB memory sticks (1GB + 1GB + 0.5GB).
If I change my loyalties, I have to get a whole new set of memories.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nitin,

Being Canonian, let me suggest that, you could get at 350D+75-300mm canon lens for less than the price of that sony. If you take pics of planes, you will be all smiles. The sony will be good in wide angle area unless you spend a lot for a canon wide angle lens. You can use your current sony for wide angle. No, I don't get any commisions;)
Check for yourself the link, The first 6 are with a 350D, last 35(approx) with a P&S Minolta Z1 and remainingg with 300D.
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?photographersearch=S%20Fernandez
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C-GHKR wrote:
Nitin,

Being Canonian, let me suggest that, you could get at 350D+75-300mm canon lens for less than the price of that sony. If you take pics of planes, you will be all smiles. The sony will be good in wide angle area unless you spend a lot for a canon wide angle lens. You can use your current sony for wide angle. No, I don't get any commisions;)
Check for yourself the link, The first 6 are with a 350D last 35(approx) with a P&S Monolta Z1 and remainingg with 300D.
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?photographersearch=S%20Fernandez


Thanks for the advice. Was going full steam ahead for the Canon, till I saw tthe Sony. Still making up my mind regarding it. Plan to get one within the next year.
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