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OFF-TOPIC: Going for a new Camera - but which one?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 02.10.02 - 15:36:00 CET under 06 - Site News - Viewed 8710x
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Last week we had the photokina, the world's leading trade fair for the photographic and imaging sector and a meeting place for professional photographers and photography enthusiasts from all over the world here in Germany and some pretty interesting digital cameras was announced. Because I have to make a lot of pictures for PPCW.Net, mostly in the Macro distance and also I want to improve the picture quality in general, I've decided to go for a new camera.
Some requirements are more than 2 megapixles, CF card for picture storing, short videos would be nice too... And for sure a "brilliant" optical zoom (not this digital stuff only) plus a good Macro for detailed hardware pictures.

So I've decided to give this two models a closer look: the brand new Canon PowerShot G3 and maybe the Nikon COOLPIX 5000.


The PowerShot G3 is a combination of high image quality, incredible performance and superior features to satisfy the needs of the most demanding professional or advanced amateur photographer.

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That's what the COOLPIX 5000 offers the advanced amateur, semi-professional and others for whom quality is paramount.
The camera boasts a superhigh-precision Zoom-Nikkor lens which features three glass-moulded aspherical lens elements, including a large-diameter element up front. As a result, distortion, chromatic aberration and colour blur have all been reduced to negligible levels. When combined with the camera's 5.0 effective megapixels, the results are clear: sharp, high-resolution images with brilliant colour.

Nikon COOLPIX 5000

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I wonder if anyone of you here have any experiences with the one or the other model? I've saw the Coolpix 5000 on weekend and it seems to be pretty good. However, I would like to see it compared to the PowerShot and also the prices are a real question. The Nikon is available for something around 1200 Euro while the Canon was announced for something around 1000 Euro.

Any thoughts here?

Cheers ~ Arne