A&P Is the Olympus E-20 any good?

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  1. Desolate

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    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2001_reviews/e20n.html

    Looking to buy a used Digital SLR for around $500. This camera seems to be the only one I can find for that price. I'm not looking for anything ultra-fancy. I'm a newb photographer, but I don't want a complete POS either.

    Any comments on it?
     
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    Olympus glass is fucking expensive.
     
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    comes with a lens though. is it any good for a beginner?
     
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    No idea.
    Check DPreview.com
     
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    yea i've been reading around. sucks though cause all the reviews are from ~2001, so i dont really know how its compares to todays cameras.
     
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    Dude, if it's a camera from 2001, then it probably doesn't compare to today's DSLR.
     
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    :dunno: the sample pics from it seems to be very good, even comparable to the d70 in most. startup time is slow though.

    meh, i dont think it can be beat for the price though
     
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    YOu can buy a Canon 300D for $500.
    And I think Nikon D50 costs something like that too.
     
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    remember, this is VERY important.

    When you buy into a DSLR you are really buying into a system the body will change yet the lenses will stay the same, so before you run into the absolute cheapest dslr you want, look into the system and think if that is really the system you want.
     
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    good point. what exactly is the big difference between a high end p&s and a digital slr?

    what would 'the other 5%' entail?
     
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    also, is the olympus e-20 better than most p&s cams out there? (for the price anyway)

    it's only going for $400
     
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    Shooting speed, focusing speed, resolutioin, sharpness, image quality, durability, ability to use dozens of lenses...
     
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    well, i ordered it :noes:

    better than any point and shoot for $400 :dunno:
     

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