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Old Jun 10, 2009, 3:09 PM   #1
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Default So confused :) A1100si or A580si?

Hello,

I have read so many reviews that I am totally confused! I think I have narrowed it down to the Cannon A1100si or A580si / A590si. My older Canon Point & Shoot was ruined by one of my grandchildren. I will tell you what I will be using it for to help with the recommendation. I will most likely use the shooting modes in the camera. I don't know much about manual settings.

1) pictures of grandchildren (sometimes will print 5 x 7 )
2) vacation pictures (beach scenes and etc.)
3) normal family pics and usage

Many thanks in advance for any help,

Melynda
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Hello,

I have read so many reviews that I am totally confused! I think I have narrowed it down to the Cannon A1100si or A580si / A590si. My older Canon Point & Shoot was ruined by one of my grandchildren. I will tell you what I will be using it for to help with the recommendation. I will most likely use the shooting modes in the camera. I don't know much about manual settings.

1) pictures of grandchildren (sometimes will print 5 x 7 )
2) vacation pictures (beach scenes and etc.)
3) normal family pics and usage

Many thanks in advance for any help,

Melynda
Melynda, I will try to un-confuse things for you. Get the A590 and start taking pictures of those Grandbabies.

I have an A560, which is doing a fine job for me, and of those three, I would sooner upgrade to the A590 for the following reasons:

1. Fewer megapixels. If you are going to print 5x7, you don't need more than 8 megapixels, assuming you're not doing some heavy cropping.

2. More manual controls. You have the option in the future to choose your shutter speed or aperture and let the camera choose the other, or you choose both. Or you can use the camera on auto or program and not worry about it. Either way, the manual control option is there for you.

3. The option to add an adapter to allow the use of filters and/or tele/wide angle lens extensions.

Ultimately, the choice is yours, I hope I helped a little.

ps not that it matters to me, but the a1100is has a new style body that looks pretty snazzy, but not enough to change my mind.. Robert
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