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Old Aug 5, 2003, 4:24 AM   #1
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Well, after sleepless nights researches and comparisons, i am at the end of point to choose whether Nikon CP 2100 or Canon A60..

Although there is a quite price difference between them -about 40-because of the success of A60 under low light conditions and the performance in daylight is nearly the same for both, i am thinking of Canon more seriosly.

So what do u think about it (or them ) All views -including A70 users- will be considered.. Thanx..
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Old Aug 5, 2003, 4:34 AM   #2
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Hello iason,
I got a Canon A60 for two weeks now, and I'm really happy with it.
The cam takes really good pictures and you can change almost every setting in the cam, like the shutter, ISO ect..
Also the macro mode is very good, I think.
I think it's the only cam which provides that many features for that price!
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Old Aug 5, 2003, 5:31 AM   #3
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Hi !
I have A70 for two months and I suggest you to take a60 because of full manual control
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Old Aug 5, 2003, 7:26 AM   #4
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Many thanks for your replies..

There are some more points i am wondering..

1) How do you deal with the batteries? What's the performance of the power source with 4 AA or NiMH? How long do they last?

2) Is there any known chronicle problems with those devices? Such as processor errors, noises etc?
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Old Aug 5, 2003, 7:33 AM   #5
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I ve forgotten to ask..

What's RAW files, and what is it used for? Lacking of it causes what?

Thanx..
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I use non charged batts....
I can fill up my 128meg card about twice and upload them straight to the pc from the camera, before I get a batt notice.

I dont really care to recharge and wait, so I cant give you any advice on a charger set.

Errors? Ummmmm. I havent had any errors.
Sometimes I get blurry shots when the LCD looks clear.
Also the skys look like crap when set on auto and lanscape.
Works so much better with adjusting the exposure/white balance manually.

Also, look for better prices on non canon lenses.

Have fun and shootum up,
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I have an a60 and have taken over 4GB of images with it

4 AA NiMH 1850mAh batteries have lasted me for hikes that last for more than 6hrs at a time. I usualy keep the camera on with the LCD screen off, but turn the LCD screen back on so I can use the manual features and stuff.

Since I've bought the camera and 2 sets of 4aa rechargable. I've only had to switch the batteries once. I've had the camera for a long time now.

RAW files are uncompressed images which the a60-a70 can not do.
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The ability to take pictures in the RAW format is a nice feature, this format stores all of the original data recorded by the ccd and makes a smaller file size than tiff. This feature, however, is not really necessary today since the highest quality jpeg format loses so little information that there is little difference between jpeg high quality and raw images. As to whether or not the extra 40 for the a60 is worth it, remember that you will be having this camera for years and it is better to spend 40 extra for a camera that will suit your needs during that time than it is to waste hundreds of dollars on a camera that will not be able to do what you want it to.
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