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Mr. J. Young "jmy746"

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5.0 out of 5 stars Digital comes of age..., 24 Aug. 2003
Being a keen amateur photographer, and owning a canon eos SLR, I took the plunge last year and purchased an olympus c-220 zoom.
This was my first digital camera, and provided some excellent shots, however, it was limited by being a "compact" with a small lens and limited zoom capability. The true value of digital cameras is dispensing with the cost of film (etc) - we all know where this will go!
Essentially, then, I was looking to upgrade, but, being used to an SLR, and not having the money for a digital SLR, decided to opt for the C750. The camera is as close as you will get to a digital SLR, in my opinion.
Fantastic zoom
MUCH faster picture taking (time shift)
autofocus is VERY good
anyone who has used an olympus digicam will easily navigate most of the menus - same system
the light sensitivity is excellent: (I am still testing under different conditions)
A maximum quality image fills the card: ie only room for one image at that size: writing time is about 10 secs
(Therefore as said before, a large capacity card is needed to get the most from this camera)
Finally, the ergonomics of the camera mean, although it fits in a jacket pocket, it may be an idea to get a secure carry case - it's too risky in terms of lens damage.
Overall, for the price, the camera is fantastic, and I would recommend it to anyone. Unless you are considering basement price digital, I would say spend a little more and get this -you won't regret it.

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