11th May 2003, 03:30 AM
Fuji F602 VS Olympus C5050Z
hi hi ...
After some strong recommendations from a friend and reading reviews, I am pondering over Fuji S602 and Olympus C5050Z. Any advice please? Appreciate all users of these two cameras to give me your two cents worth on the performances of the cameras.
Actually I would wanna buy C5050Z cos it also comes with underwater casing. I love diving and digital photography and would be glad to take digital photos when diving. S602 doesnt come with a UWC, but, if the performance and image quality is better, than I wouldnt mind foregoing underwater photgraphy for the time being. The reviews seem very good, esp when I am very, very, very keen on a fast camera for action shots and as little noise as possible.
Some C5050Z users have provided very helpful advice... SHould be going to buy the chosen camera soon ...
12th May 2003, 03:16 AM
Haiz, so sad, nobody reply to this... anyhow, have decided to buy a C5050Z. If anyone selling, please pm me and advice your best price.
12th May 2003, 04:37 AM
12th May 2003, 09:04 AM
12th May 2003, 11:49 AM
I guess by now you would know enough about the 2 cams, so nothing from me in those aspects.
If you want the C5050 (or any digicam for that matter) for underwater photography, then you must know that the casing is good for 30m. if you find yourself going anywhere deeper, then you may need to get a dedicated underwater cam, e.g. SeaNSea.. they go down to about 45m.
And if you mess up and water gets past the O ring, then you will lose a very expensive digital cam (but of course, that is true also if you use the sea'n'sea cam).
I always recommend getting an underwater cam, rather than getting a digicam with underwater casing. The plastic casing costs anywhere from $300-400. That is a ridiculous price. And it is better to have an external flash than the digicam's built-in flash. And for 30M of depth, that may not be enough for some divers.
12th May 2003, 12:05 PM
I was using A40 with its underwater casing intially. If i should buy from SeaNSea, it would be really expensive eh? The Olympus casing in fact, is better than A40's. It has a double catch, and double o ring. The internal strobe diffuser is quite helpful for divers like me who cannot afford external strobes. As yet, this is the only brand that had such an internal strobe diffuser, that I have seen. Well, guess I wouldnt be going to waters more than 30m as yet. Brought A40 down to 40m once, accidentally. Nothing happened, partly becos I didnt take photos at that level. Thank you so much for your advice!!! If you have any underwater photos, do show me ok ok??
12th May 2003, 06:44 PM
Well, none from me, but this gallery is nice..
By the way, which cam did you get eventually?
12th May 2003, 07:31 PM