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Canon 36 78.26%
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      03-22-2006, 01:01 PM   #1
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Best make of point and shoot camera (digital)

What do you guys think??

I'm considering a Canon Powershot S70 7.4mp - anyone have any thoughts?

I'm primarily interested in picture quality and size of camera. I.e - "pocketable"
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You should seriously consider the Canon Elph series then...as they are perhaps the best portable camera with the greatest image quality. Anything bigger than an Elph, in my opinion, isn't truly compact.
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I've got Canon S70, great quality. S80 is the new version so I'd check that out too.
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You should seriously consider the Canon Elph series then...as they are perhaps the best portable camera with the greatest image quality. Anything bigger than an Elph, in my opinion, isn't truly compact.

Aaaahhh, the IXUS if you are from Europe.... My GF has one - its pretty good but a bit.. well.....girly.. Do they have good enough resolution? My GF's is only 4MP and no zoom.
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I've got Canon S70, great quality. S80 is the new version so I'd check that out too.

S70 is 214 UK
S80 is 338 UK

Worth the difference?
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I have a U.S. canon sd400 with zoom.

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The canon SD cameras are great. I have a SD500.
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I have an S45, which was awesome. But just recently purchased a Canon Digital Elph cause I was looking for small and portable, and maintain quality. Both great cameras.

Edit:I think I have the same one as Nikki, Digital Elph SD500. And it's not girly...
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They're not girly cameras although I can see why you would think so. They're just great, portable cameras that can fit in your pockets and if small cameras are considered girly next to the huge, masculine SLR cameras then ok, maybe it is girly...

Those small cameras come with optical zoom as standard (at least for today's models) and their resolution is now in the 4-5+ MP range...which implies that you can print out 11x8" prints that will look like film.
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...Edit:I think I have the same one as Nikki, Digital Elph SD500. And it's not girly...
No, it's me with the girly sd 400!

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S70 is 214 UK
S80 is 338 UK

Worth the difference?
Haven't experienced the S80 but I don't think it's worth the difference. At least the megapixel difference isn't that big (7.1mp vs. 8.0mp). It seems to have a bigger LCD screen though.

More info here:

Steve's Digicams S80 review site

BTW www.steves-digicams.com is an excellent site if you're looking for camera reviews and other camera stuff.
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I have 4 year old Canon S30. Nice camera. Haven't seen the need to upgrade yet.

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BTW www.steves-digicams.com is an excellent site if you're looking for camera reviews and other camera stuff.
Not as good as www.dpreview.com in my opinion
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I just bought Canon S80, it's nice.
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Consider the Canon S80. Also search around here for reviews.

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Casio Ex-z750 - Same or better than a Canon in image quality and has more manual controls.
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Nikki,
Can you easily place the SD500 in your pocket? I'm looking for compactness but brilliant shots. I also dont want to have to mess with any manual controls. I want good shots in auto mode. Is the SD500 for me?
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i lost my canon sd500 a month ago.......

and my work just bought me a brand new canon rebel xt digital slr camera today......

can't wait to try it out........still reading the manual!
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I have sony 5.1 megapixels, really crapy, tested out new 10.3 camera, difference only in image size not actual image processor. No wonder its only $1k where as canons with 8 megapixels go for $2k
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