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Old Apr 6, 2004, 1:20 PM   #1
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Default Buy a Canon G5 or a Sony dsc-v1??

Hello everybody!!
First, sorry for "my english" but i'm french!!! ops:
I want buy a Digital Camera and i don't know what choice take between the Canon powershot G5 and the Sony dsc-v1!!
I know they are both very good cams but i want to take the best!!
The G5 has :
-Good autonomy :lol:
-1.8 inch Vari-angle LCD screen :lol:
-f2.0 :lol:
-Compact flash :lol:
-Noise over iso100
-chromatic aberation
The V1 has :
-very good Noise reduction :lol:
-Less chromatic aberation :lol:
-Bad autonomy (2nd battery necessary)
-Memory stick

So i post a message here to have your opinion!!
P.S. : Can you write in an easy english please!!
Thanks a lot.
Sébastien
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Old Apr 7, 2004, 3:35 PM   #2
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Well, you seem to have done research on these as you listed the pros and cons for each camera already.

Each person will have different needs, so you'll get different answers. If I had a need to take more photos in darker conditions, I'd pick the Sony as it's laser assist focusing is far superior to Canon. The Canon however, has much better battery life per charge, and to me, feels better to hold when using. The Canon has more of a purple fringing issue, but the Sony more in the way of noise and higher compression. So really, it depends on what type of photos you're going to take.
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Old Apr 7, 2004, 5:31 PM   #3
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I know that i will take more shots of wild and exterior landscape!
But i'll take many interior shots (less luminous)!!
But it's certain that i'll take more shots outside!! with good light condition!!
So think you that i can take shot (with the G5) in interior condition (inside! ops: ) with iso50 or iso100 without tripod (and perhaps without flash)???
Thanks for your advices!!
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Old Apr 7, 2004, 11:27 PM   #4
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Just thought I'd throw out...if you want a REALLY nice 5 MP camera, check out the Minolta A1 as well.
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Old Apr 8, 2004, 2:32 AM   #5
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Just thought I'd throw out...if you want a REALLY nice 5 MP camera, check out the Minolta A1 as well.
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Old Apr 8, 2004, 2:38 AM   #6
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I like having a status window on a camera with an optical finder. The G5 status window isn’t lighted but at least it has one. I also find an articulated LCD handy for waist level, overhead and candid shots.

They both show CA and the Canon lens seems to be a little sharper: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscv1/page16.asp

The V1 doesn’t have raw mode and the G5 does. The V1 takes better movies. The V1 has less shutter lag. The Sony is easier to slip in a coat pocket.

My personal preference would be the G5. The extra f stop would be good for indoor shots. The G5 seems to focus well in low light.

I agree to look at the A1. The 28mm gives nice scenery and interiors. The stabilization is very good for indoor shots in available light as long as the subject isn’t moving. It is reasonably priced in the US but maybe not in France.

Good luck with whatever you choose.
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Old Apr 11, 2004, 3:47 PM   #7
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And the G5 vs the DSC-F717 from Sony!!!!
Because the G5 cost 570€ and the f717 585€!!
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