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Old Jun 14, 2005, 9:01 PM   #1
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Hello all, I'm in the market for one of the new Canons either the SD500 or SD400. I honestly don't know a whole lot about cameras, I am mainly a snapshooter. But I am curious if anyone can tell me if there is a truly noticeable difference in the sensor between the two cameras.

I know that the sensor in the SD500 is 1/1.8 inch ccd while the SD400 is 1/2.5 inch ccd. I've read in various reviews that the image quality of the SD500 is substantially better because of this larger sensor. What I want to know is will this be noticeable to an average snapshooter. I'm looking for good quality snapshots and will pay the extra $100 bucks if these differences will be noticeable, but if we are talking a very slight difference that most people wouldn't recognize, I think I will opt for the SD400.

Also, in doing my research, I've noticed that the last two generations of elphs S400 and S410's have also used the same larger sensor as the SD500. Does that mean that the image quality is better on last generation S400/S410 than on the current SD400?

Thanks in advance.

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