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Old Feb 14, 2010, 1:16 PM   #1
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Default Canon SD780 or SX120 ? Help!

Despite the obvious difference between them in terms of video recording, I would like to know which one of the two will give better photos...?

Does the SX120 have a better flash?

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Old Feb 14, 2010, 1:21 PM   #2
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the sx120 has bigger zoom and is a larger camera...
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 4:23 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forum. We're delighted that you dropped by.

The Canon SX-120 is a much better performer
than the SD-780 when it comes to still photos, and it also has a more powerful built-in flash unit, although it must be manually deployed.

Many users complain about the SD-780's image quality, because they are in too great of a hurry to snap the photo. The SD-780 is capable of good still images but to get them care must be taken to prevent camera movement and to allow the SD-780 to properly focus by pushing the shutter half way down.

In terms of still image quality, the SD-1200 has better image quality, than the SD-780, while retaining the same small size, and an even smaller price tag. I have attached a SX-120 photo to give you an idea of the SX-120's image quality.

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Old Feb 15, 2010, 12:14 AM   #4
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i am considering an sx120 currently. looks great.
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Hi Sarah Joyce-
Would you say the same about the SD940 as the SD780? I'm debating between the SD940 and the SX120 and was wondering if the SX120 would be the winner over the SD940 as well. Thank you!
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There is a lesser difference between the SD 780 and the SD940. Both are held back by a small, weak flash which pulls down their indoor image quality. If you must save money and absolutely need that really small size, take a look at the SD-1200.

If you want better image quality, can tolerate a somewhat larger form factor, don't need a wide angle, and can tolerate a built-in flash unit that you deploy manually, then the SX-120 has a bigger bang for the bucks.

If you want HD video and the ability to zoom while recording, with the best automatic mode in the class, as well as the best built-in flash unit in the class, but still no wide angle, then step up the dollar ladder just a bit farther and look at the Sony H-20, as it is the best of the bunch.

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Default SX120 vs S90?

What about the s90 compared to the SX120 for quality?
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The obvious answer is the S-90 due to it obviously larger imager will have better image quality, and also better high ISO performance as well.

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