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Old Sep 12, 2002, 4:16 PM   #1
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Default Anyone compare CP4500 vs. Canon G2?

Any input would be appreciated. Seems like the G2 may have a few more options (flashes)and better battery life but the Nikon is a bit smaller with a better zoom range and maybe more user-friendly. I am also considering the Canon S40.
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Old Sep 12, 2002, 8:58 PM   #2
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This has been asked before I believe and Lin gave a great compariston/contrast reply.

The 4500 has low light focus that stinks compared to the Canon and probably other brands, but this is one of the few weaknesses.

Some people love the twist design and this version of that design is all metal, the pop up flash is better, there are shooting modes, and you have Nikon optics.

Canon optics are great as well and their cameras are good. My sister and brother both have Canons and I bought one of them for my brother.

I waited 2-3 years for a new CP model. I saw an old 950 and have been waiting for something past the 995 because it was 1/2 plastic and the flash placement was of a poor design.

I use my 4500 in manual mode most of the time, unless a programmed shooting mode works better or even AF.

The pictures are excellent and if you want Macro or tele options you should pick the CP4500.

I always say this, but you just need to have a list of 2-5 cameras you have read good reviews on and then go in store to handle them and pick one.

Then go home and find a better deal on the Internet and order.
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Old Sep 13, 2002, 1:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I must have missed the earlier discussion so I will look again. The three cams I mentioned are at the top of my list. I am also considering a Sony P-9 due primarily to its size (I currently own a Sony) but I am not sure if I will be happy with the Sony p-9 in 2-3 years.
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Old Oct 8, 2002, 9:58 AM   #4
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Jaseball,

I have been reading much info and now my biggest concern with the 4500 is the shutter lag (many/most of my shots will be of kids - sometimes moving). Can you speak to this? Is it a major concern? Likely to be a firmware issue ala CP5000? Thanks in advance.
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