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Old Apr 15, 2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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I am struggling to decide which camera to buy. My Cybershot from Sony just recently died and I need a new one.

Canon PowerShot A480 10.0MP or Sony CyberShot DSCS950 10.1MP -
The upside of the Sony is that I have a 2gig duo card for it. The downside is my last camera was a sony cybershot and died on me without notice.

The Canon is $139.00 and the Sony is $159.00

I have read both reviews and they seem to like both cameras. I don't know if they are in the same class.

Any thought? Much much appreciated. And thanks for the reviews, they are awesome!!


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Old Apr 15, 2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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Am I leaving out some information on this?
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Old Apr 16, 2009, 11:21 AM   #3
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At that price levelyou couldalsotake a look atthe new Panasonic FS7. Search around and it's still possible to find more expensive cameras from last year, that are now being cleared out at this price level. Examples: Canon SD1100, Sony W130, Sony W150. These models will get you a few more features. And they would be my choice over the budget price '09 models. Here is a link to another thread on these -

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo....php?id=600715

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Old Apr 16, 2009, 1:27 PM   #4
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IS the Sony DSCW150 the 150 you are talking about? I was looking at the specs compared to the Sony DSCS950.

Web Code: 10118968 Mfr. Part Number: DSCS950P
Image Sensor Total Pixels 10.3 MP Effective Pixels 10.1 MP
Lens Optical Zoom 4X Digital Zoom 8X Focus Range 5 cm - Infinity 35 mm Equivalent 33 mm - 132 mm Autofocus System 9 Area Multi-Point AF; Centre AF
Viewfinder & Monitor Viewfinder Type Optical LCD Monitor 2.7 Inch LCD
Flash Built-in Flash Yes Flash Range 0.5 m - 3.5 m
Aperture & Exposure Aperture Range f/2.5 - f/5.1 Shutter Speed Range 1 - 1/2000 Seconds Evaluative Metering Mode Yes Centre-Weighted Average Metering Mode Yes Spot Metering Mode No Other Metering Modes None ISO Sensitivity Auto; 100 - 3200 Exposure Compensation ±2 Stops in 1/3-Stop Increments
Still Image Features Self-Timer 10 Sec. or 2 Sec. Continuous Shooting - Highest Quality 1 fps for 100 Frames Continuous Shooting - Medium Quality Not Applicable Continuous Shooting - Lowest Quality Not Applicable
Video Features Video Modes 320 (QVGA 320 x 240)
Storage Internal Memory 12MB Digital Storage Media Memory Stick Pro/Duo Included Storage Medium Size No Still Image File Formats JPEG Movie File Formats AVI (Motion JPEG)
Playback Image Playback Modes 1 Direct playback button
Interfaces Computer Interface USB Video Output AV/USB (NTSC/PAL) Audio Output Included in Video Output PictBridge Yes Other Connection Type No
Power AC Adapter BC-CSK (Included) Battery Type & Quantity 1 x Li-Ion Rechargeable (NP-BK1) Auto Off Function After 3 Minutes Idle\



Web Code: 10101562 Mfr. Part Number: DSCW150
Image Sensor Total Pixels 8.3MP Effective Pixels 8.1MP
Lens Optical Zoom 5X Digital Zoom Smart Zoom/Precision Digital Zoom/Off Focus Range See The Features Section 35 mm Equivalent 30mm - 150mm Autofocus System See The Features Section
Viewfinder & Monitor Viewfinder Type Optical LCD Monitor 2.7"
Flash Built-in Flash Yes Flash Range See The Features Section
Aperture & Exposure Aperture Range See The Features Section Shutter Speed Range See The Features Section Evaluative Metering Mode Yes Centre-Weighted Average Metering Mode Yes Spot Metering Mode Yes Other Metering Modes None ISO Sensitivity See The Features Section Exposure Compensation Plus / Minus 2.0EV, 1 / 3EV step
Still Image Features Self-Timer Off / 10sec. / 2sec. Continuous Shooting - Highest Quality 2 fps Continuous Shooting - Medium Quality Info Not Available Continuous Shooting - Lowest Quality Info Not Available
Video Features Video Modes Yes
Storage Internal Memory 15MB Digital Storage Media See The Features Section Included Storage Medium Size No Still Image File Formats JPEG Movie File Formats MPEG-1
Playback Image Playback Modes 1 Yes
Interfaces Computer Interface USB 2.0 Video Output Yes (NTSC) Audio Output Yes PictBridge No Other Connection Type No
Power AC Adapter Yes Battery Type & Quantity 1 x Li-ion (NP-BG1) Auto Off Function Yes
Included Software Computer Compatibility See The Features Section
Included in the Box Batteries 1 x Li-ion Rechargeable (NP-BG1) Battery Charger Yes Computer Interface Cable USB Cables A/V Cable Strap Yes Software Yes Manual No Other None
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Old Apr 16, 2009, 4:03 PM   #5
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Yes. All Sony compacts get that DSC prefix, so many of us just ignore that part of the name. Here is a link to a full review of the W150 -

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2008_...sony_w150.html

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