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  1. #1
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    Why Not Buy an Olympus C-7070?

    Can anyone tell me why I shouldn't buy an Olympus C-7070??
    I started out in the digicam world Jan04 with my C740UZ which is great. Now I want to get a wider lens and a noticable increase in resolution, without loosing the various usefull adjustments I already have with the C-740. - Now I was thinking about the Canon G6, although it wasn't quite wide enough - I thought I could get a wide adaptor. The S-70 is nice but has too much purple fringing. Someone kindly pointed me to the C-5060 Oly which certainly has a good image quality - though maybe not quite the resolution increase I hoped for - it's almost too big but just about OK. (The 8080 is lovely but too big for married life if you get me!) Now the C-7070 is about to appear and so seems to be the answer. It should compliment the C-740 nicely - does anyone fancy telling me if there is good reason not to buy one??
    Geoff.

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    Geoff,

    There is a lot of discussion regarding the C-7070 here

    As a stand alone camera and as an upgrade to the C-5060.

    Hope this helps
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    Thumbs up Thanks Jim

    That's great ~thanks!
    & I'll copy my message to there as well.
    Geoff

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    No Probs

    Have you found any details on availability in the UK yet?

    www.unbeatable.co.uk have it listed as special order, but thats all I have found.
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    7070 local availability..

    Should be available soon in a local shop - but they will be charging top dollar (or pound in my case!!) ~ they have therir last 5060 going for 499= not good! I'm hoping that Jessops will do it as they will match cheaper prices - but they never had the 5060. It's tricky as I want to handle one and try it for size as it were before buying _ if I don't like it (unlikely but a possibility) I will have to go round the loop again. So let's hope I like it!!
    I see you have the 5060 on your list ~ what's the screen like?? I am so used the the 740's EVF I only use that all the time and find it's 1.5inch screen to small to use.
    thanks for updating me

    Geoff

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    You might be able to get your hands on a C-5060 at John Lewis, the Aberdeen store had stock of them.

    Also can you not get Jessops to bring one in for you to try, thats what I did.

    Also with regards the screen, yes it is a little small. BUT the fact that it folds in ever direction makes up for its size.

    On the C-7070 Ace Cameras in Bristol think they may have stock in 2 weeks.
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    Thumbs up Thanks

    Thanks again

    The Jessops Idea is quite a good one - there's a John Lewis in Kingston - not too near but do able. Or I could look at the 5060 in my local shop - Wallington Surrey, I suspect their price will be outrageous! Given that they are selling the 5060 at 499=
    Jessops have already said call back nearer feb to see if they have them.

    Thanks again for the help

    Geoff

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    Pleasure Geoff

    I too am very keen to try a C-7070, although having a C-5060 I am sure I could just get one when they are available, especialy if somewhere sells it for around 400. Is seems to be listed @ $699 in the US which is about 385 excluding shipping and any import tax, so I guess anything around 425 to 450 would be the UK equivelent. Like all cams though, it will be in the mid 300's after the initial surge.
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    These people are pretty good for Olympus supply. Had a few bits and pieces from them.

    http://www.fotosense.co.uk/olympusdigitalcamera.html

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