Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums >

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 17, 2006, 6:32 PM   #1
Junior Member
SoccerMom's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2

Please help me. My faithful Canon SD400 gave me the dreaded E18 error after 3 years of treating it like one of my own children!! I now need a new camera just days before travelling across country with my daughter.

After reading endlessly and talking to many salesmen, I 'think' I have narrowed it down to the Canon A630 or the Sony Cyber Shot H1. I realize that they're 2 different cameras, but I have quite the diverse life. While I love being a mom and taking action shots that needs an adequate shutter response time, I am also a jewelry designer that needs to take pics close to color.

Any suggestions to help me decide please. My concerns are the Canon E18 problems but Canons otherwise have shown a good choice. They Sony looks good and I like the close to SLR abilities, but it looks as if the flash is slow and the shutter wouldn't be good for soccer, running etc.

SoccerMom in need of purchasing a camera fast !!!

SoccerMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Sep 17, 2006, 6:44 PM   #2
Junior Member
Raybonz's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 23

I bought a Canon A610 last December and I like it alot. It is very fast and the pics come out great plus it has excellent battery life.. I suggest you read Steve's reviews as he took all the guesswork out making an informed decision.

Good Luck,
Raybonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 17, 2006, 7:22 PM   #3
Junior Member
SoccerMom's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2

Thanks for your reply. I actually have read his reviews. Awesome info. I think what I'm asking for is people's actual experience pros/cons with using the cameras. As good as some salesmen are, they are actually just that!!

Thanks again

(PS, I'm from Mass too - northeastern)

SoccerMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 18, 2006, 5:03 PM   #4
Senior Member
zygh's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 531

If only Fuji's S6500 would have been available...
zygh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 19, 2006, 9:34 PM   #5
minnieusa's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 38

I am a senior woman who had the H1 for 6 months ...Unfortunately it got dumped in water and is now unrepairable and sony won't give me any breaks on a replacement ... try talking to someone in thailand, or somewhere like that ... nevertheless, I used it for dog sports and although it wasn't the fastest lens, did give me great pictures ...the 10 x's zoom is great ; and the video was also very good... I wish I still had mine ... I would consider buying the H5 :|
minnieusa is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:25 PM.