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jdparsons1 Oct 27, 2007 8:20 AM

I know these are different categories of camera but they are the two im looking at. Ignoring the difference in size and money which camera would you all purchase and why???

mtclimber Oct 27, 2007 8:57 AM


Both are good cameras. The SD-850IS has a 28mm wide angle, I believe the G-9starts at 36mm. The G-9 has a RAW format and a hotshoe for an external flash, the SD-850IS does not. Both cameras have IS.

If the idea is to grow in your knowledge of photography, then the G-9 should be your choice as it will last you for a longer time. Personally I would select the G-9, as it has more useful features and it has received great reviews.

Sarah Joyce

jdparsons1 Oct 27, 2007 9:01 AM

What about image quality between the two? Right now i have a SD600 and have alot of problems with blurred pictures. That is the main reason i am looking for something with image stabilization. How do the two cameras compare in lower light and overall image quality?

mtclimber Oct 27, 2007 12:19 PM


The G-9 will easily have the better image quality. As both cameras have IS blurred photos should not be a problem. One note, it is easier to hold the G-9 still due to its larger size and better grip.

As I noted before,. I would choose the G-9 myself.

Sarah Joyce

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