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bobcubsfan
12-24-2004, 05:16 PM
So, I have read what reviews there are on the Dimage A200 and the Nikon Coolpix 8800. Both seem to have good and bad points. Not a shock. Any advice on which is the best?

SoCalTom
01-02-2005, 09:38 AM
the old saying applies here: best for what? i can't answer for you. for me, the a200 is the choice due to anti-shake feature. i was looking for a 28mm equiv. wide angle, external flash, and anti-shake. the a200 met my criteria. don't give a hoot for 8 mpixel - too big for me.

now, you list your criteria...

tom - socal

booya
01-18-2005, 01:14 PM
I went back and forth betwen the a200, Nikon 8800, and Canon Pro1 for weeks. I tested all of them at a local shop and ended up with the a200. The manual zoom ring is sooo much nicer to use than the zoom buttons on the Nikon, and I read that the Nikon is a little slow compared to the others. Manual zoom ring, anti-shake, great image quality, and decent speed... After using it for a couple weeks, I absolutely love it.

Rex914
01-28-2005, 08:26 PM
the old saying applies here: best for what? i can't answer for you. for me, the a200 is the choice due to anti-shake feature.

FYI, the Nikon has image stabilization too. I'm looking closely at the 8800 and the a200, but they have their pros and cons. The 8800 takes better pictures and has better zoom, but the perfomance is lacking and it's clunky. The A200 has worse build quality, but it's easier to use and performs relatively faster than the 8800. If Canon releases a "Pro2" with image stabilization, adds the AF lamp, and cleans up noise a little, I'm sold even if it costs $1000.