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Old Sep 25, 2007, 5:48 AM   #1
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Why is the S720, cheaper than Then SD850. The spec's are the same. In fact the 720 has more options than the 850. Is the IQ, and camera itself, that much better on the 850? There are some reviews out on the 720, and sample pictures. The reviews on the 850 have been out for some time. I want to purchase one or the other, and can't make up my mind. Need help. Thanks
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 9:17 PM   #2
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Not sure what the S720 is...do you mean the Canon A720?

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Old Sep 26, 2007, 8:11 AM   #3
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Yes, Hit the wrong key. Should read A720.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Old Sep 26, 2007, 12:56 PM   #4
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Isn't the SD 850 one of those compact "Elph" cameras? If so, you pay more for it because it's much smaller than the A720. If the specs are equal, smaller cameras almost always cost more than larger ones. Also, I think the buld quality (sturdiness) of the ELPH's is slightly better than for the A series cameras.
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Old Sep 26, 2007, 1:20 PM   #5
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What is surprising is how much cheaper the A720 is than the A710 was when it first came out. The A710 was close to $400, it has slowly gone down to "clearance" prices of about $250. (I think I paid over $300 a year ago). The A720 is brand new at $250! Looks to me like the best bargain of the new Canons.
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