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    Question Digital Guru Help

    I'm in the market for a new digital camera. Currently I have a Konica KD-200Z 2.1 mega pixels w/3x optical zoom. It served it purpose for my first camera but it really sucks at night, range, action shots and quality most times. Taking a straight shot it's good.

    I want a cam that will take detailed close up pictures and nice low light pics. And lets not forget about zoom.

    I have $500 tucked away possibly $600 (picture wife looking at me) lol

    I've been handling the Olympus C-4000 and boy I like the feel of this camera.

    I know everyone says go Canon but tell me what you think over all for the price and the use I want to get out of it stated above.

    I'm open to other options too so post your thoughts and links please.

    Another thing. I'm constantly on the road and I want to be able to purchase "the" camera locally from any store listed, in any state.

    TIA
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    I've only used a Sony and Olympus (C-3020) and I loved the Olympus. I was using it as a newbie and got some good results. If you're interested in closeups heres a couple of links to ones I took in my studio.

    http://webpages.charter.net/jlrforumftp/Amp.jpg

    http://webpages.charter.net/jlrforum...eDeckClose.jpg

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    Originally posted by Easto
    I've only used a Sony and Olympus (C-3020) and I loved the Olympus. I was using it as a newbie and got some good results. If you're interested in closeups heres a couple of links to ones I took in my studio.

    http://webpages.charter.net/jlrforumftp/Amp.jpg

    http://webpages.charter.net/jlrforum...eDeckClose.jpg
    Those close ups were impressive IMO. You could even see the dust particles.

    How did your camera hold up in low light or dark environments?

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    I'm not having much luck with this link Chris but thanks for helping.
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    I only had the camera for a weekend and was shooting everything I could. I'm sorry but I don't really remember what settings etc I was using. I was mostly trying to make the point that I thought it was a good camera and the learning curve wasn't that bad.

    Sorry I can't give you more information.

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    Originally posted by Easto
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    I only had the camera for a weekend and was shooting everything I could. I'm sorry but I don't really remember what settings etc I was using. I was mostly trying to make the point that I thought it was a good camera and the learning curve wasn't that bad.

    Sorry I can't give you more information.
    Hey you have absolutely no reason to apologize my friend.

    The think I'm going for the Olympus unless someone can state why to purchase another brand of camera.
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    I've had my finger on the trigger towards buying the Olympus C-4000 but Newegg just went from $389 to $409. This is the model that they (Olympus) discontinue and reincarnate every few months. This model will always have a new "spec'd" version in the wings. You just have to make sure you grab the right price.

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