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Offline Sassafras

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Looking for a Point and Shoot
« on: December 08, 2007, 01:39:20 PM »
Mick and I bought a Fuji Finepix 2650 back in 2001.  We were disappointed that the camera took so long to take a picture and regenerate before taking another picture.  It wasn't the perfect camera, but it has lasted us 6 years until recently when I dropped it on the zoom lens.  It still works, but the zoom lens zooms cock-eyed and there's something raddling around inside the body.  Needless to say, I'm looking for another PnS camera.

Earlier this year, we purchased a E-510 from Olympus and I was checking out their PnS cameras today.  There was one camera that really caught my eye.  It was the FE-280.  What really interested me was the movie and voice capability.  The 8 mega-pixels are a bit much for a simple point and shoot, but I really can't complain.  I would like to find out how quickly it regenerates itself between pictures.  I'll have to do some perusing in the camera forums for it information it looks like.  I checked the specifications on the Olympus website and it gives information about the movie function but not for picture taking.  It has a rechargeable battery so we'll mostly have to purchase an extra battery for those "just in case" times.

The FE-280 seems like a really nice camera for the price too - $179.00 srp.  I would imagine it will go down by the time we're ready to buy.

That's all I have for now,

It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens. ~~Baha'u'llah

The chief idols in the desecrated temple of mankind are none other than the triple gods of Nationalism, Racialism and Communism, at whose altars governments and peoples, whether democratic or totalitarian, at peace or at war, of the East or of the West, Christian or Islamic, are, in various forms and in different degrees, now worshiping. ~~Shoghi Effendi, The Promised Day is Come