<< My humble opinions about digital cameras around $1000...
>I got a DC-260 from Kodak (around $900), with a resolution of more
>than 1500x1000. I do not like it.
>- It is slow
>- It eats batteries.
>- no real manual mode, bad long time exposure mode
>- flaky software (on of them does not "boot" anymore).
>- It can take very reasonable outdoor shots of well lighted scenes,
> just like a point&shoot.
While I don't own a digital camera (yet), I have used an associate's
($300 street price) Ricoh, and it suffers from all of the aforementioned
ills, but it takes good photos indoors, too. I'd agree that it is comparable
to a point and shoot. I'd almost expect most of these faults in the Ricoh
because of the low price, but I wouldn't expect them in a $1000 camera. I
think battery life could be measured in minutes, not hours. (OK, I'm
exaggerating....but only slightly!).
Without meaning to sound insensitive to your plight, I'd put the $900
e-Bay! Just say- "works great!" and "Like new in box!" Who knows, you may
make enough profit to finance serious OM purchases!
Seriously, I'd sell that puppy in a New York minute and buy OM stuff.
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