Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Fuji 2800z or Olympus C2040 or Minolta S304

  1. #1

    Default Fuji 2800z or Olympus C2040 or Minolta S304

    Newbie here....

    Looking @ the following models
    a.) FujiFilm FinePix 2800z
    Good optical zoom
    Poor night shots
    b.) Olympus C2040
    Good day/nite shots
    Noise issue ~ can be solved with firmware upgrade
    c.) Minolta S304
    Cheap 3Mpix DC for the price
    Poor camera mounting point

    Wodering anyone has anything else to add. Comments gathered generally from forums and reviews.

    I am in favour of the FujiFilm 2800z because of the zoom features, but a little concern with the sensitivity @ ISO100 only, my budget is less than $700 for the camera. Need a simple model for starter. Anyone any other suitable models to add? Or possbility any pros and cons I have left out above.

    Thanks....

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Hougang, SG
    Posts
    1,338

    Default Re: Fuji 2800z or Olympus C2040 or Minolta S304

    Originally posted by midreef
    Newbie here....

    Looking @ the following models
    a.) FujiFilm FinePix 2800z
    Good optical zoom
    Poor night shots
    b.) Olympus C2040
    Good day/nite shots
    Noise issue ~ can be solved with firmware upgrade
    c.) Minolta S304
    Cheap 3Mpix DC for the price
    Poor camera mounting point

    Wodering anyone has anything else to add. Comments gathered generally from forums and reviews.

    I am in favour of the FujiFilm 2800z because of the zoom features, but a little concern with the sensitivity @ ISO100 only, my budget is less than $700 for the camera. Need a simple model for starter. Anyone any other suitable models to add? Or possbility any pros and cons I have left out above.

    Thanks....
    Olympus C-2040z is ideal for a beginner learning digital photography cos all the manual features + settings u need r there in the DC.

    But if if don't wanna worry shutter spped, F-stop and stuffs...then the Fujifilm 2800 zoom is an excellent choice too with a pretty good feature set (esp. the big 6x optical zoom!!!!)... but nite shot capability is limited + there's no way to select ISO (anyway, at higher ISO there is more noise, no big loss).

    IMHO, if u r a causal pix snapper then the Fj2800z will be a better choice cos ur family members can use it with ease as well...a waste to get the C-2040z if everything is set to AUTO 99.9% of the time...it'll not be doing it justice.

    Either these...or hang on for the Canon A40...this baby has shutter speed control + selectable ISO....which will fit ur need for nite shots quite well.

    Not familiar with the Minolta....sorrie, can't comment.
    Last edited by Jayan; 4th April 2002 at 12:02 PM.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Re: Fuji 2800z or Olympus C2040 or Minolta S304

    Originally posted by Jayan


    Olympus C-2040z is ideal for a beginner learning digital photography cos all the features u need in there in the DC.

    But if if don't wanna worry shutter spped, F-stop and stuffs...then the Fujifilm 2800 zoom is an excellent choice too with a pretty good feature set (esp. the big 6x optical zoom!!!!)... but nite shot capability is limited + there's no way to select ISO (anyway, at higher ISO there is more noise, no big loss).

    Not familiar with the Minolta....sorrie, can't comment.
    Yes, I have read some good reviews here about Olympus C2040. But I heard that this product is also about to be discontinued, will there be any warranty issues. A little concern as I read that there are a bit of noise issues with C2040 and the model needs firmware upgrade too...

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Hougang, SG
    Posts
    1,338

    Default Re: Re: Re: Fuji 2800z or Olympus C2040 or Minolta S304

    Originally posted by midreef


    Yes, I have read some good reviews here about Olympus C2040. But I heard that this product is also about to be discontinued, will there be any warranty issues. A little concern as I read that there are a bit of noise issues with C2040 and the model needs firmware upgrade too...
    No warranty issue, Olympus S'pore will still honor it's 12 months stndard warranty even if the product is discontinued.

    Noise is present only in extended exposure shots....in most situations u won't notice it....anyway, a NR formware upgrade takes onli 1 day so what's the issue.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Fuji 2800z or Olympus C2040 or Minolta S304

    Originally posted by Jayan


    No warranty issue, Olympus S'pore will still honor it's 12 months stndard warranty even if the product is discontinued.

    Noise is present only in extended exposure shots....in most situations u won't notice it....anyway, a NR formware upgrade takes onli 1 day so what's the issue.
    Thanks for the advice.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Hougang, SG
    Posts
    1,338

    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Fuji 2800z or Olympus C2040 or Minolta S304

    Originally posted by midreef


    Thanks for the advice.
    U r welcome........

  7. #7
    fcpga
    Guests

    Default

    S304,

    capture in its own colour space, need to convert to RGB, a bit troublesome

    no shutter priority

    Lens is F3-3.6 compared to F1.8 of C2040.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Bukit Batok West Avenue 2
    Posts
    1,734

    Default

    Even tho me a fan of minolta, the c2040 is a great option unless u want more pixels...

  9. #9

    Default

    Originally posted by fcpga
    S304,

    capture in its own colour space, need to convert to RGB, a bit troublesome

    no shutter priority

    Lens is F3-3.6 compared to F1.8 of C2040.
    i c. Thanks.

  10. #10

    Default

    Originally posted by Flare
    Even tho me a fan of minolta, the c2040 is a great option unless u want more pixels...
    Thanks for the input.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •