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    Smile Should I go for E500 or D200?

    Pls give me comments...cause i cant make up my mind on either one..

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    D200- 3:2 format... excellent lens system to me.

    E500- i don't like 4:3, hard to print 4r, need to recrop.

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    D200 noise control isn't very fantastic, E500 (or just about any other Olympus model) is worse. Get the D200!

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    Quote Originally Posted by matthiascr
    Pls give me comments...cause i cant make up my mind on either one..
    Dpreview have a detailed review of the 2 cameras.

    You can get more information from there.

    Both are designed for different segment of users.

    But i'm curious, why do you think of E500 when your other choice is D200.

    Its a totaly different class.

    No offence, just my own opinion

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    I would choose D200....

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    D200.

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    If you ask this nikon forum we will tell you go nikon same go the others.
    Like all above mention it is different class.

    Sorry it does not help.

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    Quote Originally Posted by matthiascr
    Pls give me comments...cause i cant make up my mind on either one..
    no need to think.... D200 is good!!!!
    Hope to learn from everyone here....

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    Quote Originally Posted by matthiascr
    Pls give me comments...cause i cant make up my mind on either one..
    Like many has mentioned, they are of a different class. It's hard for us to guess what you're looking for.

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    The Nikon D200 Focal Length Multiplier is 1.5 and Olympus E-500 is Focal Length Multiplier 2. If you want to do wide angle Nikon D200 would be better.

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    Price different... It will be apple to orange comparison.

    Of course D200 is the winner .

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    D200:
    - better resolution
    - wide range of custom options (might be intimidating for beginner users)
    - fast, very responsive
    - wide range of accessories and lenses

    E500:
    - light weight and compact (a matter of preference, if you prefer light cameras)
    - much cheaper (less than 1/2 the price...)
    - easier for beginners to use
    - cheap and good starter lens packages with body

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK
    D200:
    - better resolution
    - wide range of custom options (might be intimidating for beginner users)
    - fast, very responsive
    - wide range of accessories and lenses

    E500:
    - light weight and compact (a matter of preference, if you prefer light cameras)
    - much cheaper (less than 1/2 the price...)
    - easier for beginners to use
    - cheap and good starter lens packages with body
    Often... it's the entire system, not the camera body.

    Once you start a SLR path, it's not easy (read: worth the effort) to change esp from camp to camp.

    It's like studying & choosing your career, you cannot say do banking for now because it pays good, then move on to IT because it's your love. It doesn't work that way.

    Nikon's entire system wins over the Olympus anytime. Focal range - Fisheye (from 6mm), wide zoom (12-24, 17-55), telephoto (up to 1700mm), flash (i-TTL, CLS), specialisation in optics for commercial, personal usage(s).

    Answer's obvious.

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    since so many people give all the advantages for nikon,

    let me chip in with the advantages of olympus. From your other posts you don't seem to be a professional, ie you are not looking at a loens setup worth many THOUSANDS of dollars.

    1) olympus has a 14-54mm, 50-200mm f2.8-f3.5. Two lens give you coverage from 28-400mm (35mm eq). f2.8 for quite a wide range. Very light too and weather-sealed. I think total weight of both lens is less than that of the nikon 80-200mm f2.8. The 50-200mm is $1400 overseas. The 14-54 is cheap if you can get it as a kit lens. For nikon, if you want the 17-55mm f2.8 it will COST you $2k. The 80-200mm is around $1.5k if I am not wrong.

    Even the cheaper range 14-45, 45-150 lens are very good.

    The bad thing about olympus lens lineup is that you cannot find a cheap 18mm zoom (35mm eq) lens... where for nikon you can get the sigma 10-20mm, tokina 12-24mm. Olympus has a 22-44mm zoom lens. So if 22mm is wide enough for you, olympus lens lineup is actually quite good and cheap (overseas)

    2) dust buster. Some people loved it, some are indifferent to it. It is very useful if you don't know how to clean your sensor.

    BTW, why are you not considering the E330? from the latest reviews + opinons, E330 seems to have better ISO performance, + live view.

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    go try out in the shops? see which one is better? or better get from frens? i would prefer D200. 1 point is that my frens are mostly in the nikon system. so we can share lens.
    D70s-er Since 2005

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthiascr
    Pls give me comments...cause i cant make up my mind on either one..
    How about 30D - Full frame view

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    Quote Originally Posted by JL1500k
    How about 30D - Full frame view
    r u sure full frame view?

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    r u sure full frame view?
    Yes, full frame view but half frame sensor.

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    Dpreview states 95% frame coverage

    full frame view meh?

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    Default Re: Should I go for E500 or D200?

    To all you Nikonians here, including myself, please have some respect for Oly systems. I was never interested in Olympus since day one when I picked up photography. To me, it is either Canon or Nikon. That is until I met a friend of mine recently. He too is a Nikon seow with a full range of Nikon MF lenses and cameras, but lately he set them all aside and bought Olympus. From what he claims, Olympus offers better lenses (as in edge to edge sharpness and no color fringing), a nice 4:3 format which is about standard for most editorial and commercial shoots since Mamiya 6X7, lighter weight and so on...

    I wasn't convinced. But out of curiosity, I did a research myself on Olympus system. And the more I did that, the more I love it! Would I buy the camera if I am investing in one? Absolutely! But since I am already using Nikon systems, I will let it go.

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