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Nikon 995 or 5400

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Dubbing Mixer, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. Dubbing Mixer

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    I have a Nikon 995 which produces exellent images but is rather slow on the shutter release front and has a restricted zoom range. I'm thinking about upgrading to a 5400 which seems to be a lot quicker. Opinions please.

    I'd love the new Olympus SLR but price is also a factor.
     
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    I recently tried the 5400 and it's really slow at writing images to the card. It also produces very soft imaes, even with the internal settings turned up. I finished up with a Minolta Dimage A1 which seems to be way beter than the 5400 in every context.
     
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    Thanks Witter,

    I'm not convinced the Minolta is for me, but thanks for the comments on the Nikon. I might see if I can get a look at the new Panasonic.
     
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    Well the Minolta is on trial at the mo. My biggest problem with any compact is it's not an SLR :))
     
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    If it wasn't so infernally expensive, I'd be buying the Olympus E1.

    I still have a bunch of OM bodies and lenses that give me more satisfaction than any digital. I also have a Nikon film scanner. But... finally the speed and convenience etc. of digital has convinced me. The Nikon 995 gets far more use than the film cameras these days.
     
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    I have been a long term Nikon digital user (have taken several thousand photos with my CP950), but I'm disappointed with the drawbacks of the 5400. So, I'm instead going with the Olympus 5050 which is a better camera all round than the Nikon 5400. It's also pretty well discounted at the moment (under £500 with a free 256Mb memory cart included). Best of all it takes Compact Flash memory cards and NiMH batteries so I can transfer them from the Nikon.
    I was hoping the CP5400 was going to be unbeatable, but sadly Nikon have slipped up.

    My 2p.

    Jon
     

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