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Old Dec 22, 2002, 2:37 AM   #1
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Default help for deciding DC-canon s30 or sony dsc-s85

I am a newbies in great need of helping for choosing digital camera.
My budget is around 400-500USD. The camera is mainly for shot the
scenes on the trip or in the spots, also daily life photos.

Which is better? canon s30 or sony dsc-s85? or any other better
recommendation than these two(s30 and s85)?

And one more question regarding the online shop?
which shop is more recommended? for examle,
is www.buydig.com reliable?(since I search out a
deal with $422 on
POWERSHOT S-30 Digital Camera Executive Kit.

Thanks a lot!
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Old Dec 22, 2002, 5:13 PM   #2
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The two cameras you mention are both loaded with features and will both take first-rate photos. The Sony, with its external flash jack and the ability to accept add-on conversion lenses, may be a bit more capable.
As for buydig.com, I've bought three different cameras from them, and the experience is always excellent. Good prices, merchandise in stock, no phone calls to "confirm" order, no high pressure pitch to buy overpriced accessories. Enter your order on-line, and a brand new USA camera arrives a few days later.
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Old Dec 22, 2002, 9:34 PM   #3
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Default Re: help for deciding DC-canon s30 or sony dsc-s85

I agree that feature-wise, the Sony S85, with its Carl Zeiss lens, F2.0 aperture, and 4 megapixels resolution has a leg up on the Canon S30 (F2.8 aperture and 3 megapixels resolution). However, from a beginner point-and-shoot perspective, the Canon S30 might be an "easier" (as well as more compact) digital camera to use.

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