Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Canon

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 20, 2002, 8:05 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 41
Default Canon Digital Elph S230 general chat!!

So who has picked up this bad boy so far? :P

Any general comments on the camera? pics? likes/dislikes?
Gdog123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Oct 21, 2002, 6:59 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 41
Default

USA: for those who own this camera, where did you purchase your S230?

Canada: Anybody know when this is going to be released in Canada?
Gdog123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2002, 7:09 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 41
Default

check out this video, the quality is amazing. 640x480 resolution! I am going to order mine asap

http://www.pixelgrind.com/kj
Gdog123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2002, 5:54 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 30
Default

I purchased this camera and was highly disapointed with the focusing quality. Granted the LED screen was excellent, far superior to any camera I have seen on the market. It is also the perfect size to fit nicely in your pocket! However I had a huge problem with focusing correctly in low light places. The general subject was in focus, but the backgrounds were often pretty blurry. My 2 megapixel DC3400 took much better quality shots in my opinion and it's quite old. I ended up returning me s230 in favor of purchasing a new Kodak LS443 which I will be getting this upcoming weekend. Hopefully that helps.
BCobra99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2002, 6:00 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 41
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BCobra99
I purchased this camera and was highly disapointed with the focusing quality. Granted the LED screen was excellent, far superior to any camera I have seen on the market. It is also the perfect size to fit nicely in your pocket! However I had a huge problem with focusing correctly in low light places. The general subject was in focus, but the backgrounds were often pretty blurry. My 2 megapixel DC3400 took much better quality shots in my opinion and it's quite old. I ended up returning me s230 in favor of purchasing a new Kodak LS443 which I will be getting this upcoming weekend. Hopefully that helps.
I have a DC3400 and I agree, it is an excellent camera. However I am looking for an upgrade, and I am selling my camera on eBay.

As for the S230, the focussing issues could be due to the small size of the camera, leading to camera shake. In low light conditions, the auto assist lamp should help in focussing shots. I will be getting my S230 in a few weeks, I'll get back to you and post what my results. But from the Canon talk forums on www.dpreview.com , the S230 seems to have overall 2 thumbs up. Let me know how the LS443 turns out for you.
Gdog123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2002, 3:40 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 30
Default

When you purchase your S230, do me a favor and take a bunch of comparison shots and see what your opinion is on the photos. Everyone seems to disagree with my opinion, but I don't think they've ever owned a Kodak DC3400. Without my Kodak I'm sure I'd think the Canon was great! But after owning my Kodak I have to disagree.
BCobra99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2002, 4:36 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 41
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BCobra99
When you purchase your S230, do me a favor and take a bunch of comparison shots and see what your opinion is on the photos. Everyone seems to disagree with my opinion, but I don't think they've ever owned a Kodak DC3400. Without my Kodak I'm sure I'd think the Canon was great! But after owning my Kodak I have to disagree.
I definately will. I bought the Kodak DC3400 because at the time, it was rated the best picture quality and was very popular. there are 100s of reviews out there on the DC3400. I am going to miss it when I sell it. Especially outdoor shots and macro shots, they were amazing.
Gdog123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 10, 2002, 6:46 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 52
Default Awesome camera. DOH!

I bought mine for under $380 (including shipping) at YesMicro.com last week and I love it.

I read that "blury focus" post and disagree with the negative assesment of BCobra 99 (and have posted my detailed response and suggestions on his thread). Suffice it to say that his unhappy results sound like he was shooting in low light or at a slow ISO/ASA and anyway, I prefer selective focus in my shots.

Anyway, after a week of use, I have quite happy with it's peformance in both low light and during the day. In fact I took a shot head-to-head comparing it against my Minolta Dimage 7 and it was nearly as sharp (even though the Dimage 7 had 2 megapixels of detail higher understandably).

You can view sample images
http://www.tomdelmundo.com/canon/canon.html

My only wish is that it had an autobracket option and that it had a RAW save option (available on the S30).

Uh, oh. I spoke too soon. Last night, the camera started showing wierd banding on images. And now this morning, my camera just died on me. It won't show a preview image at all anymore nor capture images. It looks like the inner shutter door in the lens is stuck. I'm sending this camera back (poor quality control in this early batch I suspect). But I still like this camera.
-Tom

:?
moondaug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 2002, 5:07 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 41
Default Re: Awesome camera. DOH!

Quote:
Originally Posted by moondaug
I bought mine for under $380 (including shipping) at YesMicro.com last week and I love it.

I read that "blury focus" post and disagree with the negative assesment of BCobra 99 (and have posted my detailed response and suggestions on his thread). Suffice it to say that his unhappy results sound like he was shooting in low light or at a slow ISO/ASA and anyway, I prefer selective focus in my shots.

Anyway, after a week of use, I have quite happy with it's peformance in both low light and during the day. In fact I took a shot head-to-head comparing it against my Minolta Dimage 7 and it was nearly as sharp (even though the Dimage 7 had 2 megapixels of detail higher understandably).

You can view sample images
http://www.tomdelmundo.com/canon/canon.html

My only wish is that it had an autobracket option and that it had a RAW save option (available on the S30).

Uh, oh. I spoke too soon. Last night, the camera started showing wierd banding on images. And now this morning, my camera just died on me. It won't show a preview image at all anymore nor capture images. It looks like the inner shutter door in the lens is stuck. I'm sending this camera back (poor quality control in this early batch I suspect). But I still like this camera.
-Tom

:?
did you end up returning your camera? post some pictures of the beach
Gdog123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 14, 2002, 1:34 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 52
Default Shots of the beach

>>did you end up returning your camera? post some pictures of the beach<<


Yeah, I sent it to Canon repair in IL (their only Digital Camera repair center). Hopefully they can get it working again or give me a new one. As soon as I get something back I'll walk down to Waikiki and shot some stuff.
moondaug is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


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 3:36 AM.