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Old Jan 8, 2010, 8:27 AM   #11
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If the lighting is good on stage you might be able to get some decents 5x7 prints. With my Panasonic FZ35 with HD video too, I was able to get very good pictures and video of my kids on stage. I must add that the stage was very well lit and the audience was in the dark.
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Old Jan 8, 2010, 9:21 AM   #12
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Being small and compact with HD from your list would be the zr1 and the sx200. Both are very good cameras. You should go to a store that has both and see which one feels better in the hand and is easier for you to navigate.
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Neither the Canon S-90 nor the Fuji F-70EXR have HD video, however they do very well with low light photography, such as you will find on a well lighted stage.

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Old Jan 8, 2010, 5:32 PM   #14
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im gonna head to a store this weekend to check them out...

but let me ask a question... i never had hd video on a camera before, is it worth it? does it make that much of a difference?

or am i losing a lot of picture quality (as in the S-90) just for the hd video?

thanks for all replies guys!
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im gonna head to a store this weekend to check them out...

but let me ask a question... i never had hd video on a camera before, is it worth it? does it make that much of a difference?

or am i losing a lot of picture quality (as in the S-90) just for the hd video?

thanks for all replies guys!
for your low-light situations, you will lose alot of picture quality just for HD.

in good light, the difference is smaller.
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Old Jan 8, 2010, 6:40 PM   #16
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ahhh tough situation...
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Old Jan 10, 2010, 12:07 AM   #17
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i went today to a store to look at the cameras...

i can say im in between the canon s-90 and the sx200....

are both of them simple to use? i mean i know nothing of photography, i just want a point and shoot, and thats it.... the s-90 just seems a bit more complicated....

also which would you pick to buy for what i've said i need it for?
does the price difference really make it worth it?

thanks and sorry to keep bugging all of you!
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Old Jan 10, 2010, 12:20 AM   #18
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also, when flash has to be used, is there a difference between the two?

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the built in flash is about the same with both camera imho. The SX200 is a pure p&s camera, while the s90 is more a bridge camera that gives you more manual control then the sx200.
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Snowflakes-

Somehow I feel that the original purpose is being lost here. Your original desire was for a camera that could operate well in a low light environment and that was small.

Well, we have to cross off the Fuji F-70EXR, that requires too much setting for what you desire: point and shoot in the automatic mode. The SX-200 is a nice camera, but it low light capabilities are minimal. The Canon S-90 is the better choice as long as you use the P or Programed Auto mode instead of the fully automatic mode.

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