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Old Feb 1, 2006, 10:41 PM   #1
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Looking for a small pocket camera, and canon is well rated, but a few years ago I had a canon that you were unable to turn off the red eye flash function, it was on with every shot. The double flash caused my daughters eyes to close in every picture. Do all the newer canons still "force" you to use the doube flash, or can you disable it now? And I would assume the 550 is better than the 450. Any advice?
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Old Feb 2, 2006, 12:38 PM   #2
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You,of course, have the option of choosing flash mode you want and switching it off if you wish to do so.After walking into the shop to buy 550 i walked out with 450 just because it felt better.I did my research and both cameras were pretty close in direct comparison,so i said i'm gonna get myself a more expensive one cos "it must be better".Well,wrong.Touch it and feel it before you buy it.Thats my advice
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Thanks for that. So If I understand, as all camera's you can turn off the flash, but you can disable the red eye (double flash) function, and keep the single flash?


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Old Feb 2, 2006, 2:22 PM   #4
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The SD500 has settings for "Flash" and settings for "Flash plus Red-eye Reduction."

I would imagine the 450 and 550 are similar. You can download pdf manuals from the Canonusa website.
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Old Feb 2, 2006, 6:46 PM   #5
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You can have your flash on,off,with slow synchro and with red eye reduction mode.They are all independent functions.550 has the same settings
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Old Feb 8, 2006, 9:25 AM   #6
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Interesting. So you say that the SD450 is simply better ? I have just been i a store where they laughed outright at that point of view (i.e. my question about it...not your statement).

Im trying to buy an ultracompact camara to bring along on marathon running. Do you think these models are durable enough for that ? Also, for this purpose...which one to choose ?

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