Olympus E-500

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  1. Glassjaw

    Glassjaw TPF Noob!

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    I've read the review on dpreview.com as well as topics here, and wanted to ask what you all think? I was interested in purchasing this camera and it seemed to do well in the review, so I have a pretty set mind right now unless you all can set me towards something else.


    And I can't delete this, I imagine I should have posted in the other forum section about hardware and what not. If this can be moved I would appreciate it, unles it is somehow in the correct section. Thankyou in advance.
     
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    The Nikon D50 and the Canon Digital Rebel 350D seem to be the favorites for entry level digital SLR choices. I own the Nikon D50 and am enjoying it greatly! Take a look at the reviews on www.dpreview.com and www.steves-digicams.com

    -Brett :)
     
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    Hertz uses one!

    The only reason I could possibly see to go with Canon/Nikon is their much larger family of accessories and greater market share.

    If you're buying a camera as-is, there probably isn't much in it really. It's well worth handling the three of them, just in case there's something particularly that draws you to a model.

    Rob
     
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    I have the E300 - which is a honey. Has a self-cleaning system for the CCD.

    As Rob says, your best bet is to go and handle all three - and a few others besides.
    Despite what techno-nerds tell you, there is very little difference between cameras in terms of performance these days.
    The main, and most important, difference is feel. You need to buy a camera that feels comfortable. It's no good buying one that feels awkward.
    Go play with a bunch at a store and then decide.
     
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    ive got the 500, two lense kit and i love it! the two kit lenses are decent, the bigger of the two(sorry im feeling brain dead today) imo is a little better than the 14-45. its a comfy camera, its WICKED light, but the only gripe i have with it is that lenses for it get pricey pretty quick, but you get what you pay for so its not horrid. i definately recommend this camera!
     
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    Hi, I spent weeks on comparing the D50, EOS 350D and others and I ordered the E-500, everybody that has them says that the kit lenses are far better than the kit lenses offered with other cameras. I also liked the feel of the camera.
    But the best thing about making that decision was that I finally made a decision, not anymore lying awake at night, thinking about what camera to buy ;) .
     
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    sleep easy, you'll love it for sure!
     

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