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Old Feb 21, 2010, 12:44 PM   #11
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I don't believe the OP wants to make constant small adjustments needed to get the most from the Fuji F-70EXR.

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Thank you for all of your responses. I didn't realize I should have posted so many specifics! The budget is $500 or less and I really don't have a specific set of requirements. Just something that takes the best possible pics in most situations. I'm shooting primarily kids....birthday parties, lost teeth, vacation, baseball, and just plain any moment that is 'cute'. I want it to be small. I have an older Kodak with a 10x zoom that I never take with me because of the size. I always take my Canon SD600 because of it's size. I just took the SD940 with me to Florida, and mostly really liked the pics. The other one I'm seriously considering is the S90, but don't know if it will give me that much more benefit, as I'm mostly an auto girl, but do mess around with adjustments when I have time.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 4:44 PM   #13
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The Canon S-90 is really a camera that you would love, and it has so much more ability and features than the SD-940 that you will carry it with you all the time.

Yes, it costs more because it can do so much more. The S-90 would really be the best camera for spontaneous photos of the children because it has a great auto mode, and because you will always have it with you.

You will probably double the number of photos of the children you are getting with the S-90. We raised 8 children, I am sure I don't have to tell you that they are only young once! You will be glad you made the decision.

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For me, it would have to have a bright optical through-the-lens viewfinder, image stabilization, a large aperture lens, Aperture Priority mode, a DOF Preview button, fast AF, no shutter lag, good high ISO performance, and fast continuous shooting.

And if it could fit in my shirt pocket, that would be good too.
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Old Feb 23, 2010, 8:09 AM   #17
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Is the auto on the S90 better than the auto on the SD940?
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The automatic mode on the Canon S-90 is more comprehensive, based on all the features that the S-90 has. All in all, I would say that the auto mode is better.

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Old Feb 23, 2010, 3:06 PM   #19
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If I'm going to spend $400 on the S90, am I better off to spend the $400 on the SX20? Granted I much prefer the size of the S90.
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If I'm going to spend $400 on the S90, am I better off to spend the $400 on the SX20? Granted I much prefer the size of the S90.
completely different entities. the sx20 is a superzoom and is much larger in size and zoom range than the s90. offers hd video, something the s90 does not and adds a hotshoe for external flash. however, it cannot match the low-light performance of the s90, and as noted, is not nearly as compact.
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