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Old Apr 6, 2008, 12:23 PM   #1
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Our old S40 finally died, and it's not worth fixing. We also have an SD40 that's good for basic quick shots, but doesn't have all the controls & features of S40. I see that Canon doesn't carry the "S" line anymore, and the "G" line is a bit too advanced.

So, the shortcut question is, what are the current Canon cameras that most resemble what the "S" line offered as a tweener camera? Also, willing to look at other manufacturers.


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Old Apr 6, 2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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Check out the Powershot A series. A5xx, A6xx, A7xx
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Old Apr 6, 2008, 3:31 PM   #3
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What priority should we attach to Camera Size and having an Optical Viewfinder??

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Optical viewfinder isn't that important, since we got used to framing the shots via LCD and the old s40 optical vf didn't properly compose anyway. Size can be a bit larger, as the SD40 is used for the times we need a pocket camera.


Let me add that low light or night time (no flash) PQ is very important.
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If night time and high ISO shots are a priority, then you should probably be looking at the Fuji F series cameras. I have attached a no flash photo from the Fuji F-40 camera.

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Thanks. Did a bunch of reading, and look slike Fuji f30 was clearly the best, but not really available anymore.

What do people think of between the f20 and f40?
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Old Apr 8, 2008, 10:27 AM   #7
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I have both the Fuji F-20 and F-40. I tend to favor the F-20 as it is less noisy and a bit sharper. Here is an F-20 photo sample that was taken at ISO 1600.

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