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    Question Advise Needed!!!

    Hi! I usually do not post on the Photo Forum, but I need to get some advise from you experts. I am about to take the Digital Step (from a Contax). I own a digital point and shoot jobbie, but feel I need to get a "proper" digital camera. My watch pics sucks, need to up the quality!
    I have been looking at the new Olympus 420.
    What do you think? Is it ok, takes nice pics, good quality?
    All advise/ opinions/suggestions welcome!
    Thanks! Janne

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    Re: Advise Needed!!!

    I recommend any canon powershot, I have had great pics with them for years.

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    Re: Advise Needed!!!

    The 420 is an excellent camera. However, I would advise to spend the extra $$ and get the E-510 (or the E-520 - just released). These have a built in images stabilizer which is excellent in low light conditions. I have the E-510 with several lenses - the built in image stabilizer also means saving $$ when buying large zoom lenses as you don't need one with built in image stabilizer. My only (minor) issue with the camera is that you need to manually adjust the ISO setting in low light conditions - the auto chooses a setting which is too low (IMHO). I'm told that this occurs on many cameras though.
    Cheers,
    Micha

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    Thank you for the advise! I have been thinking about the 520 too. Tomorrow morning is decision time!

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    Re: Advise Needed!!!

    May be too late to ask, but what is your budget? If too late, what did you end up getting?
    - Omega Plant Ocean 2201.50.00
    - Seiko Black Monster
    - Raymond Weil Tango

    - Orient Mako (blue face)
    - G-Shock GW6900-1

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    Re: Advise Needed!!!

    Budget for watches: Lots.
    Budget for camera: little.
    I ended buying the 420, got 2 lenses, some goodies and a 4 gig card for CI$ 530 (approx US$ 600?). Ordered also the pancake lens.
    As soon as i sort my computer problem I can start boring WUS again with my pics!!

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