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 Post subject: Canon v Olympus
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:56 pm 
Hi, im wishing to have a D-SLR by christmas, however the camera's i am comparing are very close in quality

- Canon 400D
Although more expensive than olympus, i have liked it ever since i wanted a d-slr, probably for its build quality and the reveiws on the net.

oR

-Olympus E410
Has live view and cheaper, although in my personal opinion not such a good out side build quality.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Many thanks


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:50 pm 
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Hi Aidan, welcome to the Cameralabs forums!

You can compare the features of both cameras in the verdict of our E-410 review here:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olymp ... dict.shtml

You can also compare their quality here:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olymp ... ults.shtml

It is however crucial to also pick up and handle both in person - which looks and feels best to you?

Gordon


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:10 pm 
Don't quote me or anything, but i too liked the look of the 400D until this morning actually, but i heard a rumour that a 450D is proposed for the new year, so personally im going to wait to see what that offers


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Hello retrofire, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum.
Well, if you have time, things can only improve over time. The DSLR-market is in such an upturn, that a lot of development-dollars (well actually yen) are been poured into the labs.
So sit back, relax and wait until all PMA (Jan 31 to Feb 2) announcements are on the table.

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is live view required for macro or panning photography~?


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PhotoAid wrote:
is live view required for macro or panning photography~?

No, it isn't required but for macro work it can make precision focusing a whole lot easier. Gordon refers to it briefly in his 40D review gallery (here) and also talks about it in the preamble to his EOS 40D Astro-photography video demonstration.

For another striking demonstration of how the viewfinder can mislead have a look at the article Live view versus the cheating DSLR viewfinder on dPhotoExpert.

Bob.

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