Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Newbie Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 15, 2004, 6:17 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 2
Default A80 or S410?

I am 13 years old and looking to buy my first digital camera. I have spent days looking at reviews and have narrowed it down to these two Canon models. I prefer the size and design of the S400, but I like the swivelling LCD on the A80.

I would be using the camera mainly for holidays and shots of my friends, but also for some more artistic photography. I would like to have the manual controls, but I am not sure how much I would really use them. Price aside, which would you say is the best model for me?

Also, if anyone knows of a camera which combines the compact size of the S400 and also has some manual features in the same price range, I would really like to hear about them. And if anyone owns either of these cameras, do you recommend them?

I have also read that the shutter lags on these cameras are significant, is this a big issue?
florence is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 15, 2004, 8:26 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 25

In a matter of two months I had bought a Sony P52, a Canon SD100 and now a Sony V1...If you want a camera for more that point & shoot, get one with the most manual functions - these cameras still have full auto mode but will have longer staying power if you need to progress beyond point & shoot.

FYI, a small camera with full manual functions would probably be the Sony W1 to be released soon.
Buckrogers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 21, 2004, 11:22 AM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 27

I will choose the S410 just because of its size (great portability to events and parties) and the beautiful shots you can take.
iKwak is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 9:36 AM.