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Old Apr 19, 2008, 3:01 PM   #1
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I won't need to buy a camera until August. Should I wait for the next model after the S5 IS or cash in and buy it now?

And what's with the SX100? Just worse quality for less money?



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Old Apr 19, 2008, 3:58 PM   #2
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Chris-

When you consider that the Canon S-5 is selling for less than $(US) 300.00, the saving you will achieve will help pay for camera accessories and yes, an external flash to go on the nice hot shoe that the S-5 has. That is just my $0.02 worth.

The current S-5 has IQ similiar to a consumer level DSLR camera, as long as you hold the ISO to 200 or lower, at 1/3 of the cost.

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Yes, I realize that the S5 is an excellent camera that is worth every cent.

My question mostly refers to the availability of the next model, on which I will agree to spend even more money. But I suppose the lack of an answer could be construde as a negative reply, which makes sense.

I'll be buying the S5, then. And since I'll be mostly photographing landscape shots, I'm a little confused as to what other accessories I will require.

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Chris-

I was thinking of a camera bag, some fast SD cars, accessory lens such as the wide angle one, since you mention liking lanscape photo. In as much as you mention no other camera at all, I thought perhaps this was a first camera.

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When you consider that the Canon S-5 is selling for less than $(US) 300.00, the saving you will achieve will help pay for camera accessories and yes, an external flash to go on the nice hot shoe that the S-5 has. That is just my $0.02 worth.

The current S-5 has IQ similiar to a consumer level DSLR camera, as long as you hold the ISO to 200 or lower, at 1/3 of the cost.

Sarah Joyce
The S5 is a nice little camera at a good price but, that is a bit of a stretch comparing it to a dSLR, even an entry level one. A tiny 1/2.5 sensor against a APS-C sensor and then the better glass, metering etc. of a dLSR... I don't think so.
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metalfab-

I was thinking more of the cost of duplicating that 432mm lens. No, any DSLR will have the advantage when it comes to high ISO photos, better burst modes, and faster focusing under low light conditions.

So you are 100% correct.

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I was thinking of a camera bag, some fast SD cars, accessory lens such as the wide angle one, since you mention liking lanscape photo. In as much as you mention no other camera at all, I thought perhaps this was a first camera.

Have a good weekend!

Sarah Joyce

I own a Canon 570 IS. And I mentioned the SX100, but I'm guessing I should go ahead and get the S5 IS. Other than that, I am looking for a camera to replace my Canon SLR, but can't afford a dSLR and giving up video capture.

Have an excellent weekend yourself!

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I was thinking more of the cost of duplicating that 432mm lens. No, any DSLR will have the advantage when it comes to high ISO photos, better burst modes, and faster focusing under low light conditions.

So you are 100% correct.

Sarah Joyce

I know you knew that, I jumped too quickly in my response, my apologies.
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Thanks for understanding, metalfab-

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