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Old Apr 26, 2006, 11:24 PM   #1
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For summer vacation, I'm going away for about 3 months, and I want to take a lot of pictures. I've narrowed my choice down (the original list was about 20 cameras) to 3 canons. I either want the
  • Canon Powershot a520[/*]
  • Canon Powershot a530[/*]
  • Canon Powershot a540[/*]
What's really important is the battery life and the image quality!\

Please help... thank you so much!
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Old Apr 27, 2006, 8:12 AM   #2
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First: don't dwaddle away the time deciding - it takes time to learn how to use any digicam and you don't want to spend your vacation reading the manual. Battery use is also something you will learn by using it and thus have a good idea of how many spares to take with you.

For decidingimage quality don't pay to much attention to the sample images you find on the web. They are either shot with the default settings (saturation, sharpness, contrast, saturation, ...) or are the best that an enthusiast has ever taken. Pretty much all new cameras will produce good images - and the reviews here and other good sites will warn you off the few dogs out there.
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Old Apr 30, 2006, 1:16 PM   #3
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if you're going with a powershot A, you should look into the A610. every review, thread, etc. i've read suggests it's a completely awesome cam for the $$ ($200 online, check shopping.com ). and for about the same price as the 500s.
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