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A_old
10-04-02, 12:21 PM
I want 2-3MP. I want decent optical zoom, and a low price if possible. low is $200-400 US MAX. ty.

mwkirchner
10-04-02, 06:06 PM
OLYMPUS D-550 ZOOM (http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_product_lobbypage.asp?l=1&p=16&bc=1&product=867)

This retails at about $399.00 ... but I have seen them on eBay and a few other places for anywhere from $260.00 and up.

I have one of these and can vouch for its excellent picture quality. Nice manual zoom as well as digital zoom.

Below is a sample of a picture that I recently took with this camera.

http://www.geocities.com/mwkirchner2000/earnhardt/P1010008a.jpg

mwkirchner
10-04-02, 06:10 PM
eBay auction for brand new D-550 Zoom with BUY IT NOW for $314.00 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1385190604)

Here is a lightly used one for BUY IT NOW for $259.00 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1385703442)

A_old
10-04-02, 10:20 PM
Thank ya, i'll look into it

Docsta
10-05-02, 01:22 AM
wohoo!!! thanks MW..thats a sWEET pic man...my goodness looks so sharp...

is it just plain via USB to computer..or does it have firewall available?

Docsta
10-07-02, 12:25 AM
ahh nm

"Auto-Connect USB feature means the digital camera can be easily connected to almost any USB-equipped computer for quick downloading of images, without any additional driver software to be installed. "

KEWL I WANT IT

mwkirchner
10-07-02, 07:47 PM
Sorry I did not get back in here sooner ...

The camera has a Smart-Media card and you do connect the camera directly to the computer with a USB cable (included with camera). The download time from camera to computer is unbelieveably fast. I had a D-340R previous to the D-550 and it used a serial port cable to download it. That was sloooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwww . This USB is the way to go.

The 3 Megapixels made a big difference from the 1.3 that I had been using. I am more then pleased with this camera and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to spend in the $400.00 range.

Docsta
10-07-02, 09:30 PM
kewl man :) do you like olympus better than cannon and all the others?

mwkirchner
10-07-02, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by Docsta
kewl man :) do you like olympus better than cannon and all the others?

I can not say that I like it better then any of the others because I have not owned any of the others. I am sure that Olympus is not the only good digital camera on the market, but it is my favorite. I had a regular 35mm camera by them prior to buying the digital. I did quite a bit of reading on the cameras before purchasing my original Olympus D-340R. I read nothing but good about the Olympus cameras. They are very user friendly also.

Hope that helps

Docsta
10-07-02, 11:05 PM
thanks buddy that sure does..i want one reallllly bad :cool:

reverse
10-08-02, 10:08 AM
Quite a few good cameras out. I have an Olympus D-460Z and it's great. Only problem I see with the Olympus cameras are; noisy zoom mechanism, opens/closes slowly, write speeds are not that fast (uses smartmedia). Other than that, Olympus D series are very nice cameras.

My next camera will more than likely be a Canon A40 due to the manual focus.

Docsta
10-08-02, 07:03 PM
aight thanks for the ideas reverse... appreciate it