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    new camera to replace olympus c7000

    I have had an Olympus C7000 zoom for about 5 years or so. 130 refurbished off ebay.
    The wife ,while drunk, decided to throw it in the air and forgot to catch it.
    The zoom was fully out and and now won't retract, all it does is whine and twitch.
    Is it worth repairing? Jessops have quoted her "about 80 depending on" etc.
    If not, what can anyone sugest as a replacement?
    I have used the Olympus for holiday snaps, weddings, indoors, landscape, macro and have no complaints
    about any pictures I have taken with it.
    Recently borrowed my dads Hitachi hdc651e, I know it's way cheaper but, ugh! gave it him back.
    Any suggestions?

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    IME 80 is about what they charge just to look. If its bent (which it sounds as though it is, then you'll be better buying a new one).
    Things have moved on a bit since the Olympus, not least cost, but if you have 200 ish nearly anything from Canon, Panasonic or Sony will do at least as well and probably a bit better.

    If you post a budget, I (we) can be more model specific, but this group test
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q311...ZoomGroupTest/
    contains some excellent cameras that do 'everything'.
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    thanks John,
    200 ish is the buget.
    I will have a read of the group test.

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    For 200 I'd look at Olympus Pen (micro 4/3 interchangeable lens) on Ebay. Nice camera, compact and flaxable. Panasonic s use same lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewart View Post
    I have had an Olympus C7000 zoom for about 5 years or so. 130 refurbished off ebay.
    The wife ,while drunk, decided to throw it in the air and forgot to catch it.
    The zoom was fully out and and now won't retract, all it does is whine and twitch.
    Is it worth repairing? Jessops have quoted her "about 80 depending on" etc.
    If not, what can anyone sugest as a replacement?
    I have used the Olympus for holiday snaps, weddings, indoors, landscape, macro and have no complaints
    about any pictures I have taken with it.
    Recently borrowed my dads Hitachi hdc651e, I know it's way cheaper but, ugh! gave it him back.
    Any suggestions?
    Hi, I too have a C70/C7000 and my wife dropped it and the lcd broke (must be a common theme with this camera, wives and accidents!). If the lcd is still intact I would be interested in buying the camera off you. Regards, TK, Dublin.

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