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Old Dec 6, 2003, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default Best Ultracompact??

Any opinions / feedback on the best ultracompact? The ones I am considering are the Optio S4 and Kyocera SL300R.

I was looking at the Minolta Dimage 500 and Canon sd100/s400 and have held them in stores, but would really prefer something smaller, something I plop into my shirt pocket and forget about.

I mainly want it for family events or when out and about walking around and want to snap a photo.

I just prefer the best quality image that I can buy for the small size. Expect to print mostly normal size and upto 8x10 max.
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Old Dec 6, 2003, 3:50 PM   #2
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Any opinions / feedback on the best ultracompact? The ones I am considering are the Optio S4 and Kyocera SL300R.

I was looking at the Minolta Dimage 500 and Canon sd100/s400 and have held them in stores, but would really prefer something smaller, something I plop into my shirt pocket and forget about.

I mainly want it for family events or when out and about walking around and want to snap a photo.

I just prefer the best quality image that I can buy for the small size. Expect to print mostly normal size and upto 8x10 max.
FWIW, I bought my wife the Pentax Optio S and we are thrilled with it. I thought it would be a nice little point and shoot that would be OK for 4X6's (all she is interested in) but not much more. It is capable of MUCH more. First, the quality of the images is much better than I could possibly have expected given the obvious compromises under which the design was produced. Second, the images are amazingly good right as they come out of the camera!

What can you do with it? Well, I have successfuly taken images up to 11X17 from this camera using relatively unsophisticated interpolation -- Adobe Photoshop Elements II for example.

In any event, it's worth serious consideration if you want small size but still demand a camera that just works well.

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Old Dec 7, 2003, 8:37 PM   #3
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thanks for the info!
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