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Old Aug 23, 2004, 2:09 AM   #1
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Hey All

Pretty much after a short answer from those who have had experience with either of these cams.

Not concerned about the small price difference

Pretty much want to know what people think is the best camera, ill be taking the leap to this from a Canon IXUS 330 (2MP). The only problemI found with my IXUS was that the shots bluerred easily, not sure if this is a Canon thing?

thanks in advance.
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Old Sep 4, 2004, 8:58 PM   #2
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hey guys,

anyone got anything to offer?
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Old Sep 5, 2004, 1:16 PM   #3
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i have a negative prejudice re: canon products in general. i've had 3 of thier bubble jet printers tank on me, and an elph (film) malfunction just after the warranty expired.

i have been buying/selling up the nikon coolpix line starting with the first 900. they have the same negatives as so many other digital cameras (slower response, etc) but i have found their build is excellent as is their picture quality. as far as 8mp cameras go, the 8700 has the longest zoom range. although it starts at only 35mm (most of the other 8mp start at 28mm) it zooms to 280 which i find very handy. the thing i like best about it is that it is the smallest of its type; very nice to hold and use. i've had mine for just 3 weeks and i love it. it takes some learing to get into all of the features. right now nikon is offering a $200 factory rebate. you can find it as cheap as 750-800 before the rebate. get a spare battery (a cheap after market non-brand works fine) and also the nikon brand leather case which is also a winner.
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Old Sep 5, 2004, 11:14 PM   #4
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I bought a Pro1 a couple of months ago, although I am still learning it does take some great pics.

What sold me over the 8700 was the control layout, everything is easy to reach and fairly intuitive (although I dont like the lag on the fly-by-wire zoom)

Overall I am happy so far, and havent had any problems with the actual camera
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