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10/22/2005 02:03:46 PM · #26
Originally posted by greta:

Big question about LCD viewer. Which one is easier to see in the sunlight. I am a newbie with an Oly e300 and cannot see my settings in the sunlight. Does the Nikon D50 have a better LCD screen? understand the Canon's 350 xt is very hard to see.
Thanks


The menus work fine for me in direct sunlight. The LCD on a dSLR doesn't show the shot when you're composing it anyway, only after when you are reviewing it. The screen brightness can be adjusted. I find it to be adequate on the 20D, and the 350xt is basically the same...

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10/22/2005 03:03:45 PM · #27
Don't forget that the Pentax *ist DL is basically a D50, and the Pentax *ist DS/DS2 is a D70.

Major differences is the SD format, AA batteries, mirror-lockup, and the ability to use most of Pentax's lens stable from the old days.

Message edited by author 2005-10-22 15:05:44.
10/22/2005 03:21:07 PM · #28
Hopefully this link can help you out
//www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympuse500/page19.asp

I wouldn't give much about the 6/8megapixel difference. I'd be happier with the better build-quality of the D50 and it's easier handling. I also prefer the quality at high iso and the statuslcd on top instead of on the back of the camera.
Differences in imagequality are only minimal. Lenses determine so much more
10/22/2005 04:32:36 PM · #29
Olympus E-500 EVOLT- Canon EOS 350D- Nikon D50

I realize it is a new camera, but you have neglected a major camera in this price range and capability. In a conversation regarding the D50 and the 350XT it is regretful that added comparison of the OLYMPUS E-500has not been included. Here is the dpreview between these cameras and the Olympus.

Message edited by author 2005-10-22 16:34:29.
10/22/2005 05:48:32 PM · #30
From everything I've read on this site and others, the 350xt and D50 are very similar in tech specs and performance. I think the most important things to consider are how the camera feels and lens availability. If you have someone from whom you can borrow lenses I would strongly consider buying into the same system. One of the reasons I went Nikon is because my boyfriend is invested in Nikon, so my lens options were tripled from the start. It's really great having more options than the kit lens when you're starting out...gives you more to experiment with and learn from and helps guide your own lens purchases down the road. But beyond anything else, you should choose your camera based on how it feels. I love the way my Nikon feels in my hand, it's ergonomic (at least for me), it feels solid and I like the way the controls are layed out. Go to a store and pick up both cameras and decide which feels right for you. As you start using it more, being comfortable holding the camera in your hand will make you happier than any minor gizmo tech spec type features.
10/22/2005 08:01:00 PM · #31
Originally posted by undieyatch:

Olympus E-500 EVOLT- Canon EOS 350D- Nikon D50

I realize it is a new camera, but you have neglected a major camera in this price range and capability. In a conversation regarding the D50 and the 350XT it is regretful that added comparison of the OLYMPUS E-500has not been included. Here is the dpreview between these cameras and the Olympus.


While I probably won't be buying an SLR for a while yet, I'm reading up all I can about them. The thing that interests me most about the Olympus is the dust filtering system.
10/22/2005 08:55:26 PM · #32
Originally posted by jbsmithana:

Not so sage. The Nikon kit lenses (for the D-50 and the one for the D-70) are actually not cheap $100 lenses. The original D70 kit lens, the 18-70, was about a $400 - $450 value. It now goes for something along the line of $340. Now the Canon kit lenses are definably $100, less in the after market.

Now with that said these arguments are the thing that is stupid. People need to stop trying to push off what they have on everyone else. The best advice you can give is the have the buyer go out and try these cameras out for themselves to see which one fits their hand, feels comfortable, has an intuitive menu and button system, etc. Everyone is different.


I am going to second the motion jb made so that it is balanced by having the support of a Canon owner. His post contains the best advice in this thread. Do your homework by researching online, there's lots of info available that is less biased than the opinions found in these forums. Then go to a store and handle your finalists. Don't be hesitant to ask to see several, and to ask lots of questions, even if you have no intention of buying from that store; the store clerks are used to it.
10/22/2005 09:08:20 PM · #33
Originally posted by GinaRothfels:

...While I probably won't be buying an SLR for a while yet, I'm reading up all I can about them. The thing that interests me most about the Olympus is the dust filtering system.


While interesting, the dust-shake system should not be your main concern when it comes to selecting a system. Yes you are selecting a system, not just a body...which company you feel has the greatest selection for your current needs and your future needs....which company has an upgrade path you are interested in...
10/23/2005 08:09:14 AM · #34
Originally posted by doctornick:

... While interesting, the dust-shake system should not be your main concern when it comes to selecting a system. ...

Why not? It is one of the things that differentiates the various brands when other factors are nearly equal. And not just that Olympus has it, but that they are trying to address with innovation a problem that no other company seems to even acknowledge. Quite a stark difference from Canon where they only want you to blow on the sensor; anything else is "send it in to us and we'll take a look at it" which usually means three weeks without your camera.
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