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Old May 6, 2007, 2:33 AM   #1
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So, I have done a fair bit of research and have it narrowed between those two. I will generally use the camera for social occasions and to take pics of my dog.

This is what I have as a list of pros and cons for each camera:

Sony:
Pro:
- Seems to my untrained eye to take better pictures at ISO 400 and 800
- Faster flash recycle time

Con:
- Expensive battery to replace
- Less zoom than the Canon

Canon:
Pro:
- 6x Zoom
- Easy to get AA batteries

Con:
- Slow flash recycle time
- After ISO 200 pictures degrade rapidly

I am going to have to buy a new media card no matter which I choose. My 128MB SD card is not sufficient.

Anything else I should consider? Folks who use either of these cameras? It was hard getting information beyond press releases about the Sony.


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Old May 7, 2007, 3:48 AM   #2
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Another pro and con:

You would get manual controls with the Canon (A, S, M modes) which are missing in Sony. However, the Sony is much more lightwieght and compact. I do not know your preference for these specs.

So if you want more control go for A710IS and otherwise W80.

A good choice could be the earlier Sony model W100 which has one Manual mode and a Super CCD (essentially a larger sensor - less noise)
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/sony/dsc_w100-review/

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Old May 7, 2007, 5:08 PM   #3
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Thank you for the reply. I went to a local camera place yesterday and got an amazing deal on a Sony H2. Not the camera I intended by buy by any stretch and it is certainly very different than the Pentax Optio S4 that it is replacing. However, I am happy with it so far. It won't fit in an Altoids tin but it takes good pictures and 12x zoom is something else.
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Old May 9, 2007, 9:01 AM   #4
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I've read several reviews and compared many camera's and I am really liking the A710.

I'd be using it for everyday use and also for the odd football match here and there. Would this camera be recommended for such purposes.

How concerned should I be about the ISO issue. I understand the typical setting is at 400 which it should be ok right?

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