Olympus C-3030 still available?

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Richard Choroszewski
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I bought this camera from Digital Depot a few months ago and am very pleased with it.

A friend now wants to buy one but DD appear to have run out.

Does anyone know if there are any suppliers out there with some remaining models in stock?

And what is the best current price around?

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Alan Roberts at work
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I think the 3030 has ceased as a model and has been replaced by the 3040. Digital Depot were selling the 3030 for about £449 while stocks last. There may be a few out in High Street shops. The 3040 has the same sensor (certain) and lens (I think) but the software's slightly different in that it offers a few more customer settings (nothing important). But the performance should be identical.

I'm still delighted with my 3030.

fisherman
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Richard,

Go for the 3040z (if your friend can afford it). Along with the improved lense, a major difference is the USB interface. Makes transferring pictures so much easier.

Paul

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I'd forgotten about the improved lens on the 3040, but the 3030 has USB connectivity as well, so what have they done to improve it?

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IMHO If they are smart they made it (Or will make it) like the Sony that you Plug it in and have the camera as a Hard drive. No need for stupid programs to make downloading pictures more complicated.
Softwares can be nice as a addon. Not as the main option.

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Steve Allen
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Hi Richard,

What about the ne 4040, it gets a very good report with picture quality that competes with the E10. I know the E10 is great because I have. This makes the 4040 a bargain.

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Steve Allen

fisherman
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Sory Alan,

I didn't realise that the 3030 had USB connection, but SCUBA is right, when connected, the 3040 looks like another hard drive. I think that's what I was trying to say (I think, therefore I am).

Comparing the 4040 to the 3040, the price difference IMHO is not worth the difference.

Alan Roberts at work
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Aha, yes, I'll go along with that. The Olympus connection software is flaky. It would be very nice for it to appear as another drive on the PC.