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Old Dec 17, 2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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Hello all. My Kodak v603 shutter died and they wanted $110 to fix it so I am getting a new camera. I was going to get another kodak but the digital specialist in our office suggested canon or olympus.

My mom went ahead and bought me the Canon Powershot SD1000 for Christmas as it has gotten great reviews. I haven't gotten it yet but I started doing a little more research and am wondering if I should get something else. I have been reading pretty good reviews on the Olympus FE-280 and I like some of the features it has- in camera guide, image stabilization and being able to correct blurry shots. But, as far as picture quality it seems that the Canon is better.

Is there another one I should consider or should I stick with the Canon? Which one is best in low light situations?

I don't want to spend over $200.
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Old Dec 17, 2007, 12:22 PM   #2
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The Canon A570IS and A720IS are a little larger than the SD1000 but have many more features and take better pictures.
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Old Dec 17, 2007, 12:31 PM   #3
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I don't really like the idea that it only comes with AA batteries, that means I'll have to spend more money to get rechargables, I had rechargables with my hp I had a long time ago and they don't seem to last as long as the lithium ion batteries.
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Old Dec 17, 2007, 1:02 PM   #4
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"I don't really like the idea that it only comes with AA batteries, that means I'll have to spend more money to get rechargables, I had rechargables with my hp I had a long time ago and they don't seem to last as long as the lithium ion batteries."

All depends on the camera and your usage. For example, both the A570 and A720 are rated for 400 pictures with the LCD on, and 900 pictures with the LCD off. The SD 1000 is rated for 210 pictures with the LCD on, and 600 with it off. Two good quality NiMH batteries cost a fraction of what a proprietary Li-Ion battery costs.

Go with the best picture quality, instead of battery type...

Just my opinion.

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Old Dec 17, 2007, 3:50 PM   #5
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Thanks. I went and lunch and looked at the 560, I want to stick with a compact camera, I don't really care about manual controls I need something smaller than the other two mentioned. I guess I'm going to stick with the sd1000 and if in 30 days I don't like it return it for something else. I figure anything is an upgrade from my kodak. :lol:
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