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Old Jan 5, 2012, 2:44 PM   #1
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Default Recommend replacement for SD870

Have just about beaten my SD870 into the ground and starting my search for a replacement. But YIKES- so many choices!!

I own a T2i DSLR - but mostly use it for wildlife, sports and low light.
The 870 is my everyday camera (and my 3rd ELPH) - I never leave home without it. I use it for work and vacations, people at parties/beach/holidays/street scenes, scenics and whatever else grabs my attention (including one handed movies while bicycling). I probably take about 5000 photos/year.

So far I am considering the SD980, the SD4000 or SD4500 or possibly an S95. Or perhaps the 310 or 510 HS - but even the ELPH 100HS looks promising.

What would steer me to one of these over another? Whihc is clsoest to the 870? And/or what others should I consider?

Thanks for helping me to narrow the list.
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Old Jan 11, 2012, 12:47 AM   #2
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I went from the SD870 to the S95. Honestly, I think the color tones were a little more to my liking on the SD870, but the image quality is noticeably improved w/ the S95. Any of the aforementioned cameras with a CMOS sensor are going to offer reduced contrast and sharpness. To some it's no big deal, but if you pair them up side by side w/ the S95, it's very noticeable.
Disclaimer: I take photos of life rather than live to take photos and my opinions of cameras are reflected accordingly.
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