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tigerwings1st Mar 21, 2006 8:38 PM

I need a camera with a good 10 x or 12 x zoom for close up photos of jewelry and little animal faces for ebay auctions. I also like to take outside photos of flowers and pets, but that's secondary. Funny someone else is thinking about the same 2 cameras for concerts. I like to take photos inside without too much lighting. I tired a Konia Minolta Dimage - yuk, I returned it. Am I on the right track for the right kind of camera for me? $400 price range is good for me.
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mtclimber Mar 21, 2006 10:06 PM


I own both of the cameras and think IMHO that for your purposes, the Canon S-2 is the best choice.


tigerwings1st Mar 21, 2006 11:09 PM

So you think the Canon s2 will take better close ups or why would you pick that one? thanks very much,

mtclimber Mar 22, 2006 10:07 AM


I think that, at least for me, the Canon S-2 is the better choice for close-up shots for two reasons.

(a) When taking macro or close-up shots the photo must be framed using the LCD. The S-2's fully articulated LCD is much more handy to use.

(b) The S-2's super macro mode lets you move in toward your subject without a distance limitation.


tigerwings1st Mar 22, 2006 10:14 PM

Thanks very much! :!: Any recommended places to buy from ?

mtclimber Mar 23, 2006 12:22 AM

Just check the reseller ratings to be safe.


tigerwings1st Mar 23, 2006 7:41 AM

Hi Mtclimber. thanks for your help. I don't know what you mean by reseller ratings. Is that on this web site? :? this is how I feel about trying to review ever possible camera!!
Lauren, tigerwings1st

mtclimber Mar 23, 2006 10:37 AM


There is a website: that provides feed back on most any internet retailer.


tigerwings1st Mar 23, 2006 4:22 PM

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tigerwings1st Mar 25, 2006 9:54 AM

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Howdy - After compairing the Sony and the Canon on line, I bought the Canon powershot s2. Can't wait to get it! I bought it from since I had a gift card there. Yikes, hope that's not a mistake. I hope it will take a better clearer shot than the attactched one that I took with the Konica Minolta Dimage that I returned. Do you think it will? thanks for your help.

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