In Chicago last month, I dropped my Olympus D510 digital camera on the sidewalk bordering Michigan Avenue. No dents, but the shutter button would not move. Olympus wants $143 to repair it. I paid $400 for the D510 last year. Now it sells for $225 - $250. Alas, the D510 will become landfill.
Today I pawed the Canon S30, Olympus 720UZ, and Nikon 885 at Sarber's Cameras on Solano. They're each $500. They're each 3 megapixels. The Canon is unattractive. The Nikon feels nice in the hand. The Olympus has an 8x zoom. I poured over specs and reviews at Digital Photo Review, an excellent resource, by the way. Tomorrow I plan to give myself the 720UZ for my birthday. I'm turned on.
Follow-up a day later.
The electronic viewfinder on this camera drives me nuts. I intend to return it tomorrow.
And two days thereafter.
My new Olympus D40 just arrived from J&R.
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