Are you using one?

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Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 09:37
Having just grabbed an Optio 555 off ebay I was wondering how many members are still using the 5mp models, or come to that 3 mp ones?

My first digi-cam was an Optio 550, which was killed by Jessops engineers, and I've been trying some time to replace it with a suitable, quality item. I've finally got one.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

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Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 10:11
I still use and like my s50 complete with marine housing.


Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 10:17
I still occasionally use a 5mp compact, actually it's usually in my wife's bag these days, but it's not an Optio.

I also recently dug out an old 3mp Coolpix which I briefly considered ebaying but after looking up completed listings have now given to my 3 year old son.
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Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 10:31
The Optio 550 was my first digital as well. Loved it then, and love it now.

Handy to take about when I'm on the motorcycle !!!


Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 10:35
I carry my Optio P70 all the time - even if the K-x is also with me


Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 14:05
My wife has been using an Optio S5i for about 5 years and will not consider changing it. She is a skilled photographer who takes a lot of shots and is content with the results she gets from this tiny camera.
Most of her prints are A5.
When the first camera became faulty, a replacement from EBay made her happy. There is now another used one(25 on EBay)waiting in the wings.

Steve O

Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 17:35
I still use my Optio 550. Bought it new a few years ago.
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Link Posted 04/06/2010 - 20:21
I still use an Optio 33WR. 3.2 Megapixels.
It is square, water resistant, runs on two AA batteries and the lens does not protrude from the body. All the focusing and zooming movement is done vertically, within the body, making it very compact. It is my sneaky street shooting without being noticed, camera.
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