The Olympus 700 line was one I considered but decided against because of the
lack of stabilization. I'm going with the Panasonic DMC-FZ1 because of the
12X optical zoom with stabilization, plus it uses SD cards which I already
have a good supply of.
The only drawbacks to the FZ1 are the proprietary battery (which are very
hard to find right now!) and the fact that it's only 2 mp... but 99% of my
pics are for online... and I burn photo CDs rather than printing photos...
so that's not much of an issue for me. (I currently have a Mavica FD92 (1.6
mp) and have gotten very nice 8x10 prints out of it.)
"Barry Parker" <bparkerREMOVEMEcix.co.uk> wrote in message
news:3f114c8e_4corp-news.newsgroups.com...using> My wife likes the look of the Olympus C-730. It has 10X optical zoom.
> She is used to her Cannon and long lenses.
> In one shop the proprietor was very keen on it.
> In another he was very against it but some of the things he said about> AA batteries and the cost of cards were rubbish.
> What does the panel think of this model?
> The opinions here tend to be a lot more valid than from the people selling
> these things.