Back To Older Digicam Fasination Chat (3MP or Less)

Started Dec 21, 2009 | Discussions thread
Barry Nelson
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Re: Back To Older Digicam Fasination Chat (3MP or Less)
In reply to onlooker, Dec 23, 2009

Nice portait!!! Most P & S cams now look and feel like a bar of soap and sadly the optical viewfinder is becoming rare on newer models . LCDS are still hard to see in bright sunlight.

onlooker wrote:

Barry Nelson wrote:

Thoughts and your favorite older digcam?

Barry , you struck a note with me. After all the digital cameras I have gone through in the past 10+ years, my old Olympus C3040Z remains my favorite compact of all times. At low ISO the images were sharp and creamy. The features and handling was beyond anything available today in compacts. Here is an example of an available light portrait taken with that camera:

http://www.pbase.com/image/46757027/original

I wanted to send that cam to Olympus to have it serviced, but they refused and offered a credit toward the purchase of a new compact. The problem is, today Olympus doesn't make any compact that can match that one.

BTW, and this goes to dpreview's forum fights over rating, that camera only got a "Recommended" at the time. So much for people's obsession with rating. I bought it based on features and samples here on dpreview. Best buy I ever made.

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