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Old 03-23-2008, 08:06 PM   #1
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I just acquired a Sony DSC-W90. This camera is to replace my Olympus C7000.

I thought I would do a little price/image quality comparison. 3 Cameras, 3 pics.

Each at the default "economy" settings, meaning that each file was just under 2MB. Each camera has a 2GB card and could hold 1000 pictures in the compression mode I shot with.


Sony DSC-W90.
Original Price: $299
Street Price: $179 (best buy)




Olympus C7000
Original Price: $599
Street Price: $90-$120 (ebay)




Olympus E-330 with 14x45mm lens
Original Price: $1199
Street Price: $300-$400 (ebay)




The next set is at full resolution cropped. As you can see the E-330 has the best quality, the C7000 and Sony seem very close in comparison.



Sony DSC-W90.
Original Price: $299
Street Price: $179 (best buy)



Olympus C7000
Original Price: $599
Street Price: $90-$120 (ebay)



Olympus E-330 with 14x45mm lens
Original Price: $1199
Street Price: $300-$400 (ebay)


Overall the Sony is a GREAT buy at $180. It is super small and takes decent pictures for such a small lens. It has limited features however.

The Olympus C7000 is very comparable to the Sony in picture quality but it can be had for much cheaper.

The Olympus E-330 SLR is also a good buy right now at $300-$400. It takes pictures which are more accurate than the rest however it is very large to carry around.
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I've had 3 Sony'* in a row. Currently have the H3. You might find the features you're looking for at less than you'd pay for the similar comparison.
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hans did you win a settlement or something? Every week you are buying something new?
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hans did you win a settlement or something? Every week you are buying something new?
lol. Not really. I tend the buy stuff this time a year....

Taxes Back (I claim 0)+Yearly Bonus+Working 55hours a week+Low living expenses with new roommate situation the last few months = More money to buy stuff and stimulate Japan'* Economy at the same time!!

Unlike you, I dont have $100,000 worth of vehicles in my garage to worry about payments on either.
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hans did you win a settlement or something? Every week you are buying something new?
lol. Not really. I tend the buy stuff this time a year....

Taxes Back (I claim 0)+Yearly Bonus+Working 55hours a week+Low living expenses with new roommate situation the last few months = More money to buy stuff and stimulate Japan'* Economy at the same time!!

BTW I selling my C7000 on ebay and upgrading for about $70.
Yeah it just seem like you have alot of money all of a sudden lol screen,laptop,speakers,cameras,TV etc. Glad things are going well for you. Btw your car looks hott
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