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vwmom Mar 23, 2006 10:42 PM

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Action shot indoors.. lowlight.. my 4 yr old breakdancing.

vwmom Mar 23, 2006 10:43 PM

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Example.. playing with 'my colors'.. also not found on other models.

briman Mar 24, 2006 7:31 AM

I have not officially chosen yet. It's looking like the Canon S2. I will most likely go play with the cameras this weekend. I didn't realize that Circuit City had a 30 day return policy. What I'll compare is the size and feel of the Panasonic, Kodak and Canon.

Is the S3 available yet? I might consider waiting for the S3 to come out in hopes that I can get a better price on the S2.

briman Mar 24, 2006 7:34 AM

Thanks vwmom. It's good to hear the perspective of someone with kids since that's our main purpose.

Everyone here has been very helpful - especially MT.

dequardo Mar 24, 2006 8:11 AM

I'd highly recommend you wait a few days. S3 will be out today.

mrb Mar 24, 2006 8:48 AM

Dequardo - Where will the S3 be available today? Everything I have seen has said it will be out in May?

mtclimber Mar 24, 2006 9:35 AM


For what it is worth, the Canon S-3 website located at:;modelid=13077

says that the S-3 is scheduled for release in May 2006, so you are correct in your dates. The estimated MSRP is $460 to $475, which is a good deal more expensive than the S-2, considering that the new features added are notexactly revolutionary.

Take a good look at the official Canon S-3 website and you may be able to determine if it is worth the wait and if the added features justify the extra $130.


mrb Mar 24, 2006 10:01 AM

I have looked at the Canon website for specs on the S2 vs S3. I don't think the small improvements are worth the extra $ for me. I assume that it may be several months before the S3 is under $400, and the S2 probably won't go much less than $300 for a while. Is there anyone else with thoughts on the prices ... someone more knowledgeable about the market than I??

mtclimber Mar 24, 2006 11:23 AM


If it were me making the decision, I would go with the Canon S-2. It will save money, it is a well reviewed camera with many very positive user comments, the S-3 does not offer $100+ worth of improvement and it is not yet available.

As a state university Instructor I have many cameras, including dSLR cameras, the camerathat travels most often in my purse is my Canon S-2. It is an ideal all in one solution that performs very well indeed.


dequardo Mar 24, 2006 11:44 AM

I understand and appreciate those thoughts. If it were me I would wait for the S3

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