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04-19-2003, 11:14 PM
Hello every one,
I plan to buy a new digital camera. After reading many magazine and website, there are now 2 models I hesitate between.
The Sony cyber shot DSC F 717, and the Nikon Coolpix 5700.
Which one do you recomend me ?
04-20-2003, 01:31 AM
I recommend anything that doesn't use the overpriced (and under flexible) Sony Memorystick - the fact that the CP5700 is also a good camera in its own right seals it for me :-)
It's probably best to try both cameras if you can though - speed and ergonomics are particular things to look at..
Have a look at the Links page here for Lan's FAQ ;-)
04-20-2003, 01:50 AM
I purchased my Nikon 5700 Nov 2002 and just love it. I am a novice photographer but love what one can do with the 5700. I have since purchased both TC-E15ED Tele Converter and the
WC-E80 Wide Conversion Lens. It really fits my needs well.
The battery last a good while and recharges very fast too. I cary 3 with me one in the camera and 2 in my bag. I also use High speed CF and carry 3 256MB and one 512MB CF with me all 24X speed.
The Zoom and Auto focus work well for me too. I have yet to venture off the programed settings though. You can go here and purchase a manual if you would like to look over the features first.
If you have any specific questions feel free to ask me.
04-20-2003, 02:34 AM
I have been thru the same questions, considering the Minolta Dimage 7Hi, the Sony DSC717 and the Nikon Coolpix 5700. Finally will get the Nikon next week. All three are very close, but Nikon and Sony/Zeiss have the best optics and are more noise-free than the Minolta. After very interesting comments from Pim, Bob and Kent + reviews, + pictures + tials of the 3 cameras re ergonomy, I've selected the Nikon. First pictures in about 15 days, and a lot to read before! You can contact direct, english or French if you prefer.
04-20-2003, 01:33 PM
THank you for you comment about the Nikon, but what are the bad point to you for this camera.
Also, thoose who have the sony DSC F-717 could tell theire comment about it ? Does the "night framing" and "night shot" funtcion are useful ?
04-20-2003, 06:23 PM
You might want to spend some time at www.dpreview.com and check out Phil's reviews, read posts on the various camera forums. You'll probably discover people who have actually used both cameras.
Personally, I'm planning to purchase a Minolta D7i before the next long trip unless something better hits the market. The F717 and 5700 don't appeal to me. (I think the noise issue with the D7i is way overblown - read up and see for yourself.)
04-22-2003, 11:36 AM
As Bob wrote, you can find on the very good dpreview site comprehensive reports and the possibility to compare side by side. No one provides everything you are looking for. Ideal would be a camera combining the 28mm wideangle, zoom and focus ring settings, reflex feeling of the Minolta Dimage 7 + ergonomy, 8x optical tele, 360° LCD screen of the Nikon Coolpix + outstanding autofocus and lens quality of the Sony DSC717. At a good price, of course. And what about Canon and Fuji. You have very good ones there too in their upper line. Finally, one of the simple ways to judge is to look at pictures (on TE, you are sure of objective shots), and then have the camera in hand. Some are more handy than others, and as long as technically they can be compared, it's the ease of use for you that counts.
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