Canon Powershot A80 vs Olympus C5000

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by CaptainKrunch, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. I just bought the A80 and haven't tried it out much. The manual features it
    has is that you can adjust the shutter speed from 1/2000th to 15 seconds.
    This is in the shutter priority mode which will choose an aperture setting
    for you. In the aperture priority mode you choose the aperture size and the
    camera chooses the shutter speed. Then there is the manual mode where you
    can choose the speed and aperture. Of course you can adjust the over and
    under exposure levels on all these settings. White balance can also be
    adjusted to your liking and to all kinds of different light sources.

    There is a website that does some nice reviews on all these cameras but I
    don't recall the site. I am sure someone else will post it here for you.

    CaptainKrunch, Feb 1, 2004
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    Nikky Koolia Guest

    I am an amateur photographer in the market for my first digital camera
    and am looking for something in the £200 to £300 range with advanced
    features and manual controls. I've narrowed it down to the above two
    camera but am hoping to get more detailed feedback of the two. The
    Olympus appears to have lots of manual features but i can't get any
    details on the manual feature the Canon has.

    Could anyone who has used either of the cameras help me make up my
    mind. Thanks
    Nikky Koolia, Feb 4, 2004
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  3. I have a Canon Powershot A70, which is to my knowledge very similar to the
    A80. On the A70 you have almost the same features as on Canon's EOS 300 if
    you know that. With the turn button you can either choose fully manual,
    aperture or time priority and a fully automatic setting where you only can
    manually set values like ASA, flash etc. It also has fully automatic snap
    shot settings, of course. I can't tell you anything about the Olympus
    camera (except that my general impression is that the video function on
    Olympus cameras are inferiour to Canon's), but I do believe that you won't
    regret buying the A80.

    Benjamin Myklebust, Feb 4, 2004
    Guenter Fieblinger, Feb 4, 2004
  5. Nikky,

    do have a look at the Canon G2 that may be discounted into the price range
    you are considering.
    All the manual controls, very usable swivelling LCD in addition to optical
    viewfinder. Long life battery. Stunning pictures.
    On the downside: some shutter lag, to heavy and large for shirt pocket.

    Guenter Fieblinger, Feb 4, 2004
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    Freemale Guest

    I can only comment on the A80 which I bought as a pocket camera. Excellent
    results. Image quality is stunning. The menu and controls are quick and
    easy. I have an Olympus 3030 and you can get lost in it's menus. The feature
    that has me hooked is that ' very usable swivelling LCD ' To be honest I
    would not buy a camera without it again. I'm waiting for them to fit one to
    a DSLR. It gives you fantastic freedom to frame a shot in an angle you want.
    No more wet knees or finding something to stand on.
    Freemale, Feb 4, 2004
  7. Benjamin Myklebust, Feb 5, 2004
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