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Old Apr 20, 2003, 11:05 PM   #1
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The s400 takes the same kind of CF that the S100 did... but what does the S45 take? the thinner version of the CF?


Must be good at taking pictures of sunsets, some night/evening shots, and also pictures taken out the window of a car (sorry if this sounds funny... but when you travel a lot you understand).

I was also looking at the Olympus C-50, but when I compared these photos:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_...s/PA240034.JPG

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_...s/IMG_0230.JPG


I noticed that the Canon was much clearer and also 1 megapixel less.

What's everyone's thoughts?

Any help is highly appreciated.
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Old Apr 20, 2003, 11:56 PM   #2
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The s400 takes the same kind of CF that the S100 did... but what does the S45 take? the thinner version of the CF?

The S400 takes standard Type I CF cards, the thinner ones. The S45 has a CF Type II slot and can use any CF card or Microdrive to boot!

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Old Apr 21, 2003, 1:22 AM   #3
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Both should fit your needs, but do you want a point and shoot or a camera that has the option of point and shoot or manual settings. For just p&s, go for the s400, but if you think you may ever want manual, or to use cf2/microdrive, by all means go for the s45.
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Old Apr 21, 2003, 5:44 AM   #4
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Sorry if I'm totally clueless here.

But the CF I is the hard one, that is square shaped. And the CF II is the one that is semi-flexible... but you obviously shouldn't bend right?

I have two 64mb CF cards here for the Canon Elph 2.1 S100.

Also wondering if CF I or II is more reliable, durable, processing speed, etc.
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Old Apr 21, 2003, 6:00 AM   #5
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Also, I noticed the S45 has many more modes, and a better should probably take a better night-time shot... is this true?

Secondly, the s400 has a shutter speed of 1/2000th and the s45 is 1/1500th, is that gonna make a hell of a difference?


And lastly, will the S45 be as durable as the S400? (I don't really bang the thing around... but my S100 has SOME scratches).
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Sorry if I'm totally clueless here.

But the CF I is the hard one, that is square shaped. And the CF II is the one that is semi-flexible... but you obviously shouldn't bend right?
Almost.

CF I is the square hard one that you already know. CF II is twice the thickness as a CF I card and is just as sturdy.

The flimsy one you are thinking of is the SmartMedia format which is thin, tiny and limited to 128Mb.
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Secondly, the s400 has a shutter speed of 1/2000th and the s45 is 1/1500th, is that gonna make a hell of a difference?


And lastly, will the S45 be as durable as the S400? (I don't really bang the thing around... but my S100 has SOME scratches).
Now that's all that's left for me to wonder..... before i go buy one. :]
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Old Apr 22, 2003, 12:17 AM   #8
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shouldn't make too much of a difference. The s45 and 400 are both very durable cameras, it all depends on what you want. If you never plan on using manual get the s400, if you want the option of manual, the s45. I'd personally go with the s45 because it is always a good idea to get as much camera as you can afford in case you ever have the desire to use the extra features. Just go down to your local electronics store and try them out and see which one you'll like better.
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Thanks for the info :]

Really appreciate it everyone.
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