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View Poll Results: Please choose best among these
Canon Powershot (Ixus) (Elph) S400 5 83.33%
Casio Exilim Z3 1 16.67%
Minolta Dimage XT 0 0%
Pentax Optio S 0 0%
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Old May 30, 2003, 4:54 AM   #1
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Default Help me choose my compact DC (Canon,Casio,Minolta,Pentax)

I need to take a buying decision between following cameras
  • Canon Powershot (Ixus) (Elph) S400 : Better resolution and image quality ?
    Casio Exilim Ex-Z3 : Cutest and fastest of all ?
    Minolta Dimage XT : Most versatile and featured ?
    Pentax Optio S : A balanced jack-of-all-trades ?
My preferences are :
- Image quality
- Compactness
- Response time
- Robustness
- Software support is welcome as well

I do not care much about video modes but this is not short of being a definite plus as well.

Canon may seem in a different league. But despite it is bigger in size, it may satisfy me with its probably higher image quality due to its 4 mp. I do not know if it will justify the price difference. I did not include Canon A70, even though it has an amazing 640X320 video mode, because it is too big to carry all the time around.

Please advise your comments, especially on the weekest points of these 4 cameras and help me decide which to order.

Thank you in advance.
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Old Jun 2, 2003, 6:43 PM   #2
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No way on the poll, different strokes for different folks.

If you are looking for cute, go with the Elf, but if want something with a lot of range but not too expensive, try the Olympus 740

But more than that, go to Steve's excellent reviews which are at the bottom of the page, just click on the loga and read the reviews on each of the cameras you are interested in looking at.


Why the 740? The 10X zoom, no one else has it. But cute it ain't. And if you find one you like, try www.digitalliquidators.com

They have a vast array of cameras and a toll free number.
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Old Jun 2, 2003, 7:36 PM   #3
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Mate thoise are VERY small cameras .. come up to the Pentax 550 ... a better size. Of the ones you listed .. well frankly the Casio looks the goods.
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