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Old Nov 2, 2006, 2:42 PM   #1
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I have 5 year old Olympus 4040 and I never used any of the manual controls in it. Now I am in the market for a compact or ultra compact camera of at least 7 or 8 MP (10 MP would be better even though I do not know what I would do with that). I only use the camera at the family gatherings, kids birthday parties. Occasionally, we go on trips but that's once a year kinda affair. I am looking at Canon SD900, Olympus Stylus 1000 and Sony DSC N2, Canon SD800. It's a hard choice to make. Can anybody suggest what would be better? What is the advantage of having 10MP camera over 8MP camera? I am counting on you people to lead me to the right choice.

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Old Nov 4, 2006, 5:50 PM   #2
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I would give the Canon SD700 IS a good look. The IS feature is quite useful and the SD 700IS is on Steve's Holiday wish list.

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Old Nov 4, 2006, 9:09 PM   #3
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MP do not equal a better picture, it just means higher resolution. Just think of the HDTVs. A 34" TV will not show all the resolution of 720p and looks the same as the 480p resolution. Now that is not the case with 50" TVs. The point is, the only people that need 7-8MP are ones that crop a ton or make larger prints than 11x14. higher MP is the least reason to buy a camera....pic quality, speed, and usability are.
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Old Nov 5, 2006, 4:50 AM   #4
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I am a fan of the smaller canons because i have seen them hold up well in the past and also give good quality prints.
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