I have been wanting something more complex than my Coolpix 5200 and
the possibility of raw files in a pocketable camera. I had considered
the Oly C-7000 Zoom, Canon S70 and the Fuji E900. Finally, for a lot
of small reasons I decided on the Oly. The price as a refurb was
great. $249 is less than half the original price I think. Lovely
little camera with a nice titanium like finish the equal of the one
on the Contax T3 and more controls than I could ever want with this
kind of camera.
Some of the functions are less than obvious though and even the
advanced manual is not always a lot of help. Anyone on the list have
one of these cameras? I am still puzzled as to how to use the
multispot meter. Maybe someone could explain in baby steps how to do
All is not bliss. It has a dorky loud shutter sound even at the low
volume setting. I like some auditory signal that the picture is
taken, but a discrete little click would be enough or a tiny beep
like the Coolpix.
Why don't Japanese companies get native language speakers to write
their manuals? The Nikon ones are not any better.
Long Beach, California, USA
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