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Old 03-29-2009   #31
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Has anyone had any experience with the cannon yet?

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Old 03-29-2009   #32
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Willie, what makes you say it puts the others to shame? At first glance, specs seem similar to Pentax except for the inclusion of a couple million superfluous pixels in the files. Both zooms are ~5x, both have ~2.5" LCD screens and waterproof to similar depths. I do love the picture quality in my wife's Lumix but am not seeing anything in the press release to rock my world. What's the story?

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All things being similar, I would compare the quality of the LCD displays under sunny conditions. I have had a bunch of Canon (non-waterproof) cameras and their LCDs are far superior to the Olympus 1030 I took down the GC last fall. It took fine photos as far as I am concerned, but mostly I was aiming and shooting, the LCD was useless in bright light. Haven't used a Pentax since they went to larger LCDs so I can't compare those.
The 1030 was certainly robust to dirt, silt water, sand etc. It lived in my pfd pocket for 2 weeks. Took nice fish photos snorkeling in MX also. But I am looking forward to seeing the new Canon U/W model.

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