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Old Nov 11, 2009, 12:17 PM   #11
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I placed an order for the Canon A1100.

Looked at the comparison with the A1000 and all thats different is the updated software (digic 4), both have the same size sensor. Even though the A1100 uses more battery power I figure I can just use higher capacity NiMH batteries.

Had to settle for no shutter controls but got the 16:9 mode, compactness and viewfinder. Steve's review praises the image quality of this cam too
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Old Nov 11, 2009, 1:39 PM   #12
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We're glad to hear that you found a camera that meets your needs.

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Old Dec 11, 2009, 1:27 PM   #13
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I decided to return the Canon A1100 due to the following issues.
1) viewfinder is tiny, shows nothing on its screen (no electronic display). Pretty unusable.
2) camera struggles to autofocus in dark settings. Could not take a decent pic of my cuz walking his dog at night even with the flash.
3)MJPEG movies are abruptly cut-off and VLC complains about each one of them. (plays ok though)

Back to square one. I've decided to allow in cameras whose replacement lithium batteries cost < $20.

The Samsung ZZ15W/WB550 is nice ($250) and The Samsung TL320 is $300.
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well, keep in mind those camera's you mentioned have no viewfinder at all. so you will be using the lcd to compose anyways. and in general the AF in extremely low light for all digicams will be pretty slow. so keep in mind that we are talking about compact digicams, so set you expectations accordingly.

it sounds like what you are wishing for is an EVF or electronic viewfinder, which will give you 100% coverage and information onscreen. to get this EVF you will need to go up in size considerably. i am not sure you are willing to give up the compact body for this??

just a few things to keep in mind as you are looking to replace your camera. with these in mind, i hope we can help you get the camera you can be happy with.
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Old Dec 14, 2009, 1:06 PM   #15
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well, keep in mind those camera's you mentioned have no viewfinder at all.
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i am not sure you are willing to give up the compact body for this??
Yeah thats the way the compact camera market is right now, I have no choice but to choose a LCD-only camera. I love the EVF on my Finepix S7000 (from 2003)
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