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Some Cameras that got good ratings
|CR (1)||List||Street||Pix||Zoom||Lens||Speed||Size |
|Rangefinder Size Cameras|
|Canon||PowerShot G5||8.2||$800||5M||4x||f2||15-1/2000||4.8x2.8x2.9||CF II||500|
|Canon||PowerShot G6 §||VG+/E||$520-700||7M||4x||f2||15-1/2000||4.1x2.9x2.9||CF II||500||DP|
|Olympus||C-8080 §||7.3||VG+/E||$615-900||8M||5x||f1.8||16-1/1000||2.7x3.0x4.5||xD||DC, DP|
|Canon||PowerShot A95 §||7.8||VG+/E||$295-350||5M||3x||f2.8||15-1/2000||4x1.4x2.6||CF|
|Sony||DSC-V3 §||7.9||$540-700||7M||4x||f2.8||30-1/1000||4.7x2.5x2.8||CF I, mem stk|
|SLR Size Cameras|
|Canon||PowerShot PRO1||7.8||$||$600-860||8M||7x||f2.4||4-1/4000||CF II|
|SLR (interchangeable lens) cameras|
|See DSLR page|
(1) Consumer Reports Feb. 2002 Overall/Print Qual|
(2) Depends on Lens
(3) Takes standard (Canon EF 15-400 mm , Nikon AF) interchangeable lenses
4. PC Magazine Product of the Year
5. Computer World "Editors Choice" & "Highly Recommended" Jan. 2003.
Digital Camera Editors Choice
‡ Popular Photography Top Pick
§ Digital Photography Highly Recommended
ZDNet Editors Choice
Zoom: Optical Zoom
Mem: SM-SmartMedia (8-128M), CF-Compact Flash (8-512M), CF Type II (160M-1G or microdrive 170M-1G), MS-Memory Stick (16-128M), MMC -MultiMedia Card (16-128M), SD - Secure Digital (16-128M)
Battery: Battery life in number of photos
Canon and Nikon are the favorites with serious photographers, followed by Olympus and Sony, but selected models from Kodak, Minolta and Fuji get good ratings also. Sony, Canon and Olympus had the best frequency of repair records.
Sony has a good reputation for their Zeiss lenses and Nikon for their Nikkor lenses.
In the C-4040 review "If you were to compare the Olympus C-4040 with Canon's PowerShot G2 or Sony's DSC-S85, I'd probably rank the Canon first, and maybe a tie with the S85 for second place. The Canon has a few more bells and whistles, and with its CompactFlash Type II slot, it can hold a whole lot more photos than a SmartMedia card or Memory Stick. But either way you choose, you win -- so I'd check out all three and pick your favorite."
In the Powershot G3 Review "Now for the million dollar question: is the G3 the best 4 or 5 Megapixel camera out there? Guess what, I'm not going to answer. I don't think there is one camera that is best for everyone (I mean that honestly, not as a cop out). The G3 is definitely a contender that goes up nicely against cameras from Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, and Sony. Do your research and you (rather than me) can decide what the perfect camera is for your needs.
If I was a PowerShot G2 owner, I probably won't race out and upgrade. If I was deciding between a G2 and G3, I'd pony up the extra cash for the G3. My main reasons for doing so would be the DIGIC processor and the 4X zoom lens."
G2 and G3 both result in more red eye than the G1.
Note: See Olympus Gray Market Advisory