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You can buy a very inexpensive hot shoe adapter that adds a PC socket. The
C-7070's hot shoe is quite conventional in being backwards compatible with
non-dedicated flash units and accessories (like the PC socket add-on) as
well benefitting from Olympus' own dedicated flash system. If the infra red
slave system you describe is a simple non-dedicated device designed for use
on standard hot shoes, it should work fine on the 7070.
The Casio Exilim P700 is an attractive camera -compact and lightweight, but
the Olympus C7070 is a much more sophisticated camera - it has a wider angle
zoom, RAW image capability and a tilting LCD monitor.
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"joe mama" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I am a film shooter, but am looking to get into digital. I like the specs
> of the Olympus Camedia 7070, and am thinking of that, or the Casio Exilim
> 700. Both allow the usage of external flashes (big thing for me). The
> Casio is very nice in that it has a pc input, but the Olympus has a hot
> I know that there are infrared hot shoe slaves that work with film
> cameras, but am wondering if these will work with the Olympus too? I
> didin't see any specifics about those at their website, and quite frankly,
> I don't trust the words of my local Fry's sales"person".
> Any help would be greatly appreciated....