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Old Mar 21, 2003, 2:10 PM   #1
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Default S230 vs S400, performance per $

Hi guys...sorry for the double post, but I really need this info tonight. Here is what I posted in "Q&A"

Hi guys. The S230 is going on sale tonight for $345, and i plan on buying it.

However, the S400 seems like a much better camera, and I would rather have it. It has higher resolution, and far better red-eye performance. There is no way I'm going to spend $500 on a camera though. I would consider dropping $400 or so.

This'll be my first digital. Right now I have a fully manual Minolta SLR and a cheap Canon Snappy point and shoot. I mainly want digital because I want something smaller, and I'd like to see instant results so I can just snap away until i get the composition and exposure just the way I want it. I am, however, leary about image quality. I was initially interested in the S230 because it was small and 3Mp. 3Mp is a pretty borderline minimum for me though. I'm still sort of torn though. I can take a lot of 35mm pictures for $400!

Will a 3Mp 5x7 really look as good as film? I sort of doubt it, so I'd pay an extra $50-$70 for 4Mp.

So, any ideas on the time and amount of the S400 price drop, or should I jump on this S230 bargin? Would anybody emphatically recomend AGAINST getting the S230?

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Old Mar 27, 2003, 10:26 AM   #2
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150 views, and not a single reply. :x

I wish I would have registered at dpreview.com on Friday instead. They were talking all over on Friday about how to get an S400 through Dell.com for about $390 last Friday. It was a one day only offer though.

NOBODY knew about this?
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nope.
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Old Apr 21, 2003, 11:55 PM   #4
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My wife found the S400 on some site for $399.
It's a USA version too.
Look around.
You should be able to find'm around $400.
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Old Apr 22, 2003, 7:35 PM   #5
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You can get the S400 right now for $384.15 shipped if you act before 11pm cst tonight. :P

Click through to Dell Home.

Search for item A0089356 to find the Canon Powershot S400 at $499.00. Add it to your cart to see an automatic 15% discount.

At checkout, apply coupon code AC49146F565D (exp. 11pm cst tonight) for $40 off $300. Final price is $384.15 with free shipping.
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