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Old Jan 6, 2004, 2:55 AM   #1
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Default Optio S4 "vs" Canon SD10

have a hunch many S4 owners also evaluated Canon's SD10. if you're in that group, any/all thoughts appreciated.

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Old Jan 27, 2004, 10:22 AM   #2
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SD10 was simply too bulky for the purpose I wanted. S4 is my secondary camera that I alway carry with me to catch candid moments. Form factor are its biggest merits. If tiny size isn't so important for you or you want a primary camera then get Cannon - it takes better pictures overal.
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Old Jan 27, 2004, 1:50 PM   #3
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thanks for the feedback. since posting, got a Canon S400. if i can _ever_ figure out the manual (blundering ahead anyway, specially with outdoor shots) think i'll be happy with it.

it's a bit bulky, least to me..but also hard to hold onto. Canon's metal neck strap helps a lot.

woulda been nice to see/hold the cameras first..maybe next time.

appreciate the reply and comparison!

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Old Jan 30, 2004, 11:52 AM   #4
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Hi.
Hey, I'm looking at both the Pentax Optio S-4 and the Canon S400 too. What was it that made you pick the canon?

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Old Jan 30, 2004, 12:40 PM   #5
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Mike, i kept looking, reading, researching..and the S400 consistently got highly rated reviews. also noticed many advanced photographers carried it as their 'pocket' camera.

there were essentially 3 consumer level cameras that came to the fore (factor in i was looking primarily at Canon)

S400
A70 or A80
G3

they just seemed to be 'standards' for their class.

plus on the S4 (Optio), ran across several reports of fragile housing. i'm sure both are fine cameras, the S400 simply struck me as the best overall..for me personally.

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Old Jan 30, 2004, 3:45 PM   #6
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Thanks, Karen.
I've checked out both, but haven't bought one yet. The canon definitely has it over the pentax for sturdiness; It's like a, um...cannon.
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