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Old 3rd January, 2005, 02:35 AM
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Which digital Camera?

I'm looking to invest in a decent pocket digital Camera. I'm torn between the Olympus mju 410, Canon Digital Ixus 400, Canon Digital Ixus 500 and the Canon Powershot S60.

I've seen both the mju 400 and Ixus 400 and they are both good cameras but just can't decide between them. Anyone here with some experience of the Powershot S60?

Any other personal recommendations?
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Old 3rd January, 2005, 02:50 AM
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I've got my eye on the Canon Ixus. The lens on it is capable of a fairly wide aperture f2.8, so it will take better shots in lower light levels.
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Old 3rd January, 2005, 03:01 AM
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I've got a Powershot A75 and I'm very pleased with it, the S60 looks quite similar to the A95 but with a re-chargeable Li-ion battery
I'm not experienced with it but it gives good photos once I've got the settings right so I would recomend a canon
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Old 4th January, 2005, 01:03 AM
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hmmmm.....how about the Sony DSC W1? Anyone here used one? Its slightly cheaper than the Canon Digital Ixus 500 and seems to be highly rated.
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IF your going to get the DSCW1 get the DSCW5 its the w1's replacement looks nicer and supposidly has a better lense. But then again sony cameras r garbage so i woudlnt really recommend them. I would get a canon or a panasonic.
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Old 11th June, 2005, 12:14 PM
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IF your going to get the DSCW1 get the DSCW5 its the w1's replacement looks nicer and supposidly has a better lense. But then again sony cameras r garbage so i woudlnt really recommend them. I would get a canon or a panasonic.
hmmm...I got the DSC-W12 and really would not say it's garbage. Which Sony do you have?
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The Canon PowerShot's A series' are dodgy. The A95 is ok. But the rest are under-featured and over priced and you will spend a fortune of batteries.

Just my 2c.

I would recommend the MJU, if it will be your first digital camera. Simple, straight forward, and small. Takes good quality photo's for a camera its size.

But if you experienced with digital cameras. Then I would go for the IXUS. It has lots of settings to choose from. But slightly longer learning curve. But if you buy it from a camera shop, get them to give you a basic run through of everything in the camera.

Is it just me, or do I sound like a salesmen?

I mean no offence to people with PowerShot A series' cameras. Im not sure of your prices. But here, you can get a PS A75 for $399 AUD, for an extra $100 you can get a Kodak DX6590. Which is a far superior camera. And another $250 on that you can get DX7590.

Another good one is the Kodak 7440. Fairly simple (all Kodak's are) sneider lense I believe. Im certain the DX6590 and DX7590 are, and im almost certain the 7440 is.
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the little cannon S series are awesome little cameras... and about 1/3 smaller than my coolpix flipper!
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The Canon PowerShot's A series' are dodgy. The A95 is ok. But the rest are under-featured and over priced and you will spend a fortune of batteries.
What are you basing that on Rondog?
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One of my reasons for the Sony was the rechargeable Li-Ion AA cells. As I mostly use the camera when I'm out and about I have the option of just using regular Alkaline AA cells if I get caught out. Also the battery life is awesome, I get about 300 shots with flash and using the 2.5" LCD viewfinder!
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