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Old May 12, 2009, 8:54 AM   #1
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I have up until now been just a P & S on auto, but now I have an iMac which is so user friendly, I want to take advantage of iPhoto and iMovie to create slideshows and add movie clips, to share and/or to turn into DVDís or post online.

Therefore I am in the market for a P & S, primarily for stills but with good movie capability. I am looking at the Canon 10, which seems to have so many features and is easy to use. Since I am a senior the LCD screen and the text information displayed look appealing. However, maybe this is all a bit over the top for what I need, and a bit pricy too. Any ideas please? One more newbie
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Old May 12, 2009, 2:52 PM   #2
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Lily:

It may help if you let members know the exact model of the "Canon 10" you're referring to.

Canon has several current models with the number 10 included in their model number. For example, the new Canon PowerShot D10, the Canon PowerShot SX10 IS, and Canon PowerShot G10). They also have a number of discontinued cameras with the number 10 included in their model number. ;-)

I'm guessing that you mean the G10 since you mentioned "pricey" since it's more expensive compared to the SX10 IS. But, you may want to clarify the model you're considering for better responses from members that may be more familiar with one.

If movie recording is important, I'd pay attention to the recording resolution and output types offered. Another thing to look for is the ability to use the optical zoom while recording video (some models will let you use it in video mode, and some models won't).
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Yes, I did mean Canon G10. Thank you, but I am open to suggestions. I would like a camera that is easy to use, has a good LCD monitor with easy to read menus. Being able to take movies, even though I know they would be short, is quite an important feature I would like to have.
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I never use video modes. So, perhaps some of our other members will see this thread and comment.

From my perspective, a dedicated video camera capable of HD recording would be the way to go for best quality. But, then again, convenience comes into the equation, too. ;-)
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Old May 13, 2009, 8:14 PM   #5
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The Canon S-5 IS Camera was considered by some to be the very best camera capable of excellent video clips (small movies). You might want to look at the canon S-5.

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