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Old Nov 08, 2004, 08:33 PM
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Optio S5I or Optio X?

Looks like the abilities of the cams are similar. The X has a little more weight, but I'm thinking that without the need for a swiveling mount (the camera itself swivels http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/Pentax_...-31000721.html)
the X may actually be lighter when mounted.
S5i is a little shorter, but thicker & currently has a better price.

Anyone have any comparisons they'd like to share?

S5i:


Optio X:
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Old Nov 09, 2004, 01:10 AM
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but I'm thinking that without the need for a swiveling mount the X may actually be lighter when mounted.
What exactly do you mean by THIS ?. You're not thinking about trying to seperate the lens from the main body are you ?.

I looked at the "X" on their site and it doesn't have a very good movie mode.

The Kyocera SL400R has a similar body style and has 640X480 30fps movie resolution.
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Old Nov 09, 2004, 07:08 AM
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I've looked at the Kyocera as well. Its a little older than the Optios, but has some nice features, especially the 640 30fps movie mode (why can't pentax put this in their optios?!) The concern I have with the kyocera is the battery life (a lot of reviewers claim it get hot?) and I think its a bit heavier.
The 4mp Sl400r is also priced about the same as the higher res 5mp S5i. The sample pics on steves site look to be quite a bit sharper on the S5I... but them his 3700 pics (a camera we know takes sharp photos) are really bad!

Maybe I should just get a 3700 and be done with it! Been shopping for months and no closer now than I was a month ago.
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