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Old Mar 4, 2003, 9:53 PM   #1
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Default Canon S230, S330, S200

I've finally decided to get a digital camera and a small one at that for traveling purposes. I was set on getting the S230 for $50 more than the 330 until I realized the S330 has a 3x optical zoom.

Would I be better off getting the S330 with the 3x optical zoom and 2.1MP or
S230 with 2x Optical Zoom 3.2 MP?

S200 is the step down from the S330 with 2x Optical Zoom, 2MP. Its also $100.00 less, seems like a good deal. (When would I notice the difference in quality between the S330 and the S200/when what situations would make the S330 more ideal than the S200).

Thank you so much, I'm such a newbie and need this camera for Spring Break!

I'm guessing its coming down to the importance of zoom versus mega pixels.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best Regards,

Also since this is my first digital camera and primary use will be for traveling and taking pictures of cars...
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Old Mar 5, 2003, 1:27 PM   #2
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You can mark the S330 off your list since most on-line vendors no longer carry that camera and Canon does not list it on their website. The S200 and the S230 are essentially the same size but the S230 has the new Digic processor and 9 point AiAF and IMHO, better white balance. The trade-off is with the zoom lens. If you get the S230, you can always crop the picture and return alot of the image without losing quality. Your decision should also be based on whether you intend to print any of your pictures (especially 5X7 or 8X10). This is where the higher resolution will come in handy. Good luck.
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