I'm considering offering a little point-and-shoot zoom camera to my mother for Xmas. She is neither no pro photographer, nor even real amateur one : she just likes to to take family pictures and sometimes holiday pics too. So I was thinking of Olympus Mju Zoom 115, and I recently found out another one : Olympus Superzoom 105. Does anybody know about the differences between those cameras? (yes, I've noticed the zoom range is not the same...) Mju series is rather more expensive, is it only a question of look and feel, or is there a quality difference?
BTW, maybe you have other suggestions to give?
Thank you guys for your answers!
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#1. "RE: Good Point'n'shoot for Mum?" | In response to Reply # 0krf Charter MemberMon 02-Dec-02 08:57 PM
Most all of the auto focus zoom, auto zoom point-and-shoot cameras made by the major manufacturers should be of similar durability and construction (Nikon, Olympus, Minolta, Canon, Sony, etc.). I would avoid those made by companies that are not known for making camera equipment. Also avoid APS cameras unless you think your mother would have trouble loading 35mm film. There are not enough advantages to APS to justify the extra cost of the film and processing. With 35mm point and shoot cameras, the zoom range is the major price determining factor. Olympus makes a waterproof model that is handy if you live in a rainy location. When I bought my mother a point and shoot camera, I looked for one with the fewest number of buttons (anything with more than an on/off switch baffles her).
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