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FAUguy
10-27-2004, 01:24 PM
I have been looking here over the past 3 months because I need to
buy a dig cam in Dec before vacation.
I was very impressed by the A95 and the price is right ($280 on-line).
I was looking at the pics that were just added for the C-7000,
and to me, they look better.
Not that I can see a big difference from the 5MP to 7MP on
screen or when printed 4x6, but the colors don't look as
over-saturated as on the A95.
There also looks like there's less purple fringing around the
edges of the palm tree's branches.
The price is more than I was looking to spend, but I hope
that the price will come down some over the next two
months as more places start to sell it (just like the prices
went down on the A95).

So which do you all think has as the best image? A95 or C-7000?

-Thanks.

John_Reed
10-27-2004, 03:11 PM
I have been looking here over the past 3 months because I need to
buy a dig cam in Dec before vacation.
I was very impressed by the A95 and the price is right ($280 on-line).
I was looking at the pics that were just added for the C-7000,
and to me, they look better.
Not that I can see a big difference from the 5MP to 7MP on
screen or when printed 4x6, but the colors don't look as
over-saturated as on the A95.
There also looks like there's less purple fringing around the
edges of the palm tree's branches.
The price is more than I was looking to spend, but I hope
that the price will come down some over the next two
months as more places start to sell it (just like the prices
went down on the A95).

So which do you all think has as the best image? A95 or C-7000?

-Thanks.If you don't mind my saying so, it seems to me that if in your eyes the C7000 captures the superior image, who cares about the eyes of others? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You, the beholder, have spoken already. :o

FAUguy
10-27-2004, 03:37 PM
That may be, but since this would be my first Did Cam,
going from APS, I wanted the insight of some of the other
forum users.

John_Reed
10-27-2004, 04:18 PM
That may be, but since this would be my first Did Cam,
going from APS, I wanted the insight of some of the other
forum users.Well, you made me feel guilty, so I went to the galleries, looking for a pet peeve of mine - Muddy Greens! I looked at the full-size images of the "Back of the Church" photo (from Stanford Campus), and frankly, I found the "Muddy Greens" on the C7000 photo, not on the A95 photo. I was looking particularly at the tips of the palm fronds under the Tall palm tree on the left side of the church. That says "over-processing" to me, on the part of the C7000. Did you look at this detail?

FAUguy
11-02-2004, 11:38 AM
After closer looking and printing some of the images, I agree that the A95's images are better 'over all'.
However, the purple fringing that the a95 has is not on the
C-7000. As well as the C-7000 has 5x zoom and 7MP.
However, it is $300 more, and for that, not worth it.
If I were to spend $500-600, I would be looking at the G6
or the new Sony.

D70FAN
11-02-2004, 12:28 PM
After closer looking and printing some of the images, I agree that the A95's images are better 'over all'.
However, the purple fringing that the a95 has is not on the
C-7000. As well as the C-7000 has 5x zoom and 7MP.
However, it is $300 more, and for that, not worth it.
If I were to spend $500-600, I would be looking at the G6
or the new Sony.

Why not take a look at the Panasonic FZ3 for $399. It's only 3MP but I doubt that most would need more. Heck of a shooter for the price.

chrisdsa
11-02-2004, 01:31 PM
Dont forget that the C7000 uses the dumb xD cards. While the Canon is cheaper, CF cards, and AA batteries..

FAUguy
11-02-2004, 02:04 PM
Dont forget that the C7000 uses the dumb xD cards. While the Canon is cheaper, CF cards, and AA batteries..
Agreed, those xD cards are like twice the price of CF, but
a lot smaller. It's just more money because it's newer tech.
Wait 'til this time next year, and price will be less.
As far as the batteries, even though the A95 uses 4-AA, I'd
still need to buy a rechargable AA pack. However, if you are
somewhere and the rechargable AA run out, you can buy
normal AA and use them (a plus durring vacation).
It would be nice to see a one-piece battery, in the same
size as the 4 AA configuration to be used in the a95.
(Does anyone made that?)