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Old Feb 20, 2007, 11:27 AM   #11
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JimC is great! He is very experienced and knowledgeable and is ever so willing to share his experience and knowledge in a very kind and caring way.
He is! I hope my therapeutic emoticon didn't scare him... :O

mtclimber, I have read some posts from you and you seem to like A710IS very much. I personally think A640 gets better results, but since it doesn't have IS (and after JimC's posts), I'm not sure that's the best camera for me.

As for DSLRs, some might not be that big anymore, but they're still too expensive. At least here.
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Old Feb 20, 2007, 11:52 AM   #12
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I'm just trying to "get rid" of A710IS ... So any other ideas are welcome.

You think a better flash would help? A better flash and a tripod... *laughs*
Why are you trying to get rid of it? It's on my list of 'maybe's'.

As for IS, it's definitely a PLUS. it is a huge advantage to be able to take shots 3 stops or so slower. Fewer chances of camera blur.

The alternative to IS is a powerful flash, a nice lens (f1.4...dang!) that costs $$$$, or high ISO. But find me a camera with high ISO and low noise and they are few. There are a few, but not many.
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I've seen pictures from A710IS on reviews and personal sites (such as flickr) and I think they look a little too processed. But then again, that's my opinion.

There's the flashlagissue too. And the lack of a swivel LCD.

I don't think I would need higher ISO.
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Old Feb 20, 2007, 1:16 PM   #14
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Both the Canon A-640 and the A-710 IS are excellent cameras. However, they have different features and appeal to different camera users. The articulated LCD appeals to folks with the A-640, and the IS appeals to other folks because they desire the addedassurance that the IS feature gives them.

So you really must choose which camera will work best for your purposes.

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Old Feb 20, 2007, 4:18 PM   #15
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Sure, that's why we are discussing about their pros and conshere.

It's nice hearing other people's opinions.
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Old Feb 20, 2007, 11:23 PM   #16
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Sounds like you want the S3IS?



If you get a camera with IS you can always turn it off.
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