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Old Aug 9, 2007, 9:36 PM   #1
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Please help me decide... My G5 just got stolen and need a new camera ASAP.......I can get either the G6 or the S5 for the same price...which should I choose.... Picture quality is top priority....


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Old Aug 9, 2007, 9:53 PM   #2
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MCR,

I am not familiar with the G6 but I don't think it is one of the superzooms based on my superzoom investigation at the beginning of the year (before I decided on DSLR D40). I know that the S5 is super zoom and also has a ridiculously close macro capability. Lots of flexibility in those features.Plus itcan take some other lense attachments as well, I believe. If that is something you would want, I'd say S5. My niece and my sister both have the S5 and are very happy with it. Battery life is supposed to be very good and you can use nonrechargables in a bind.

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Unfortunately,camalot, you are incorrect!

I own and use the Canon G-6, which is a 4x optical zoom camera, not an ultra zoom camera. With the introduction of the G-9 scheduled for 08/30, there will most probably be some waiting due to the delay in getting new stock on to the dealer's shelves.

However, the OP can rest assured that he or she has in their hands with the new Canon S-5 IS. At least for Canon, it is the very latest in ultra zoom technology, as it was just recently introduced. Clearly the Canon S-5 IS might be the better choice, due to its newness. I have attached a Canon S-5 IS existing light photo for your reference. Notice the sharpness, this photo is straight out of the camera totally without PP.



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Old Aug 9, 2007, 11:32 PM   #4
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Duplicate post, I apologize!

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Old Aug 10, 2007, 12:11 PM   #5
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Excuse me, Sarah, but I think you might have misread my post.

"...not familiar with the G6 but I don't think it is one of the superzooms"

See... Iagree with you. 4X would not be a super orultrazoom.

Just don't want to confuse our OP.

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That is fair enough. Thanks for the post.

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Sarah:

Nice portrait. Also shows the S5 very favorably. ISO 200 could almost be a normal setting.

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Old Aug 10, 2007, 1:45 PM   #8
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Where can I get info on the G-9....

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I don't believe that the Canon website is carrying any info yet. I found my info in the dpreview's Canon Forum.

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