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Old Apr 28, 2006, 1:39 PM   #1
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in market for a camera, but not really sure the difference in the 2 cameras other than 5mp vs. 6mp

there is a delay in shipping in my area, and also $110 difference in the 2. can someone please tell me the advantages to waiting for the s3? im anxious to get a camera but dont want to make a mistake and regret it...


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Old Apr 28, 2006, 4:09 PM   #2
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hi, if i were you i´ll be waiting for the canon s3, or trying some other one, like the new sony h2, or also consider a panasonic.

take your time, do your research and finally buy the one you prefer.

also, there are many post talking about the new s3.
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Old Apr 28, 2006, 5:53 PM   #3
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I have a Canon S2IS, and probably you are looking into the ultra zoom cameras.
Worth mentioning is the Kodak V610. It has the 10X zoom and its the first in compact class to have a 10x zoom.
I really like the camera since its compact and take 16:9 photos...did I mention 10X in a pocket size camera?
The only con i find is the focal length. Go to the website and have a look and decide if you like it.

Here is the website:
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...q-locale=en_US

If you dont like it, I would get the S2IS since the S3IS is exactly the same camera, with a bit extra such as the larger LCD, sport mode, 16:9 function, etc...
I would suggest save some money, get the S2...or look for another brand.

Good luck!
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Old Apr 28, 2006, 7:15 PM   #4
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x12 zoom needs a lot of light - if the new models are better with less light, then they would be worth waiting for. ISO 200 with less noise would be great.

Considering the limited dynamic range of high megapixel small sensors, the live histogram might also be worth waiting for.

The marketing speaks of improved focus speed in the new Sports-Mode, this might also be a good thing.

But I'd wait and see if the reviews confirm that these features pan out to an actual improvement.

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Old Apr 28, 2006, 11:22 PM   #5
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Ask and you shall receive.



http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ca...ew/index.shtml
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Old Apr 29, 2006, 8:19 AM   #6
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well i went and bought the Canon S2 for $360 at my local Circuit City last night. I havent played around too much with it yet, but so far im VERY VERY PLEASED. the pictures are REALLLLY crisp and sharp compared to my old sony 3.2mp camera. Im gonna order a lens kit off ebay for it today and I should be well on my way to learning...

does anyone have a good website with some instructions on how to use a camera and take pictures in general? I mean basically all I know is the auto mode, when you start saying macro, iso, etc its like your speaking chinese... id like to do some reading on it.... thanks
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OObolt: I was in the same position as you, not understanding all the fancy words in photography, but I boughta book called The Joy of Digital photography and it is great. Now I understand most of what people say on this website:roll:

http://www.thegmcgroup.com/ccp51/med...LK-PHOTO-3.jpg
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Old Apr 29, 2006, 7:07 PM   #8
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The S3 has similar control options to a DSLR - this Canon online beginners book is pretty relevant:

http://web.canon.jp/Imaging/enjoydslr/index.html

People say this site is good (haven't looked at it much myself):

http://www.shortcourses.com/index.htm

I like this site:

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/


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Old Apr 30, 2006, 9:44 PM   #9
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Here are some website that I've read thru, from beignner to amateur:

http://www.megapixel.net/html/articles.php
http://www.photo.net/learn/
http://cp.c-ij.com/english/digitalphotostyle/index.html ( I like this one on the photo editing part)
http://www.photoxels.com/digital-pho...tutorials.html
http://www.digicamhelp.com/canon-s2-blog/index.htm (Useful since its related to the S2)

Hope this helps!
Enjoy your new cam!


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