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Old Jan 10, 2003, 2:49 PM   #1
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Default Choices: Canon S230 or Sony P-71, P7

Okay here's my situation, I am a newbie to the digital camera world. I've decided to purchase a digital camera and through my own research and advice from DigiCam using co-workers I have narrowed my choices down to the Sony P7, P71 or Canon S230. I intended on buying the P71, but I found out there was no sound with the movie clips, so I added the P7 to my choices, but is sound worth the extra money? I have around $400 to spend and I'm just trying to get the best for my buck!! Your help would be much appreciated.

Remember, this is all new to me!! :roll:
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Old Jan 11, 2003, 6:17 AM   #2
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Unfortunately all Sony's use their damn Memory Sticks which are much slower saving files than CF cards which Canon, Nikon, and Pentax use. Plus CF cards are cheaper.

The S230 records at 640x480 video resultion. This is TV quality resultion, double either Sony's max video resultion of 320x240.
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Old Jan 13, 2003, 10:04 AM   #3
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Thanks for pointing out those details for me, I'm mostly being told to go with sony, but I want to hear a couple of others point of views first, maybe like you they can also shine some light on thing I haven't noticed between the cameras
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Old Jan 17, 2003, 2:34 PM   #4
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Default Canon 230 or 330 ?

I have another point of view about the better digicam choice:

I think Canon have better performance and I'm really in trouble
to choose between 230 or 330 model.
Here the question:

Canon 230, more pixel, less zoom , price about 370 USD.
Canon 330, less pixel, more zoom, price about 270 USD.

I would like more pixel, more zoom, lower price, but not possible
all together................

What do you think have I to sacrifice as better compromise and
image quality result ?
Do you think is better to have more zoom or pixel?
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Old Jan 19, 2003, 12:30 PM   #5
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you can always buy add on zoom lenses but you can not buy add on megapixals !!! it has also bean my experience that sony has sub par optices to the canon cameras
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Old Jan 21, 2003, 3:21 AM   #6
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Hello Matt,

I agree with you that isn't possible to add pixel.

But isn't possible also to add zoom lenses, at least not on S230
( if possible expain me in which way ).

About my doubt to buy 230 or 330, I'm thinking Canon have to be very clever from the sales point of view because if 230 was with 3x
optical zoom instead of 2x, really there was no more reason to buy again 330 also if the price is lower.

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