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Old Feb 24, 2010, 11:57 AM   #31
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but this is going to be a family orriented camera, i wouldnt want to have to convert every picture i took at a birthday party to a jpeg. Lord i rarley want to do that now adays...
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 10:24 PM   #32
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Another instructor and I shared some coffee together yesterday (24 Feb) Matt shared with me that he had shot the S-90 and the SD-1200 side by side and was amazed with the results.

Well today I borrowed the SD-1200 to check it out. I too was amazed. Here is a sample photo from the SD-1200.

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Old Feb 25, 2010, 10:39 PM   #33
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Because the built-in flash on the SD-1200 is less powerful than the S-90. I attached the Canon HF-1 slave flash and took this photo at 15 feet. Also keep in mind that while the S-90 has a 28mm wide angle, the SD-1200 starts at 35mm

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Old Feb 25, 2010, 10:44 PM   #34
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Here is a comparison photo from the S-90.

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Old Feb 26, 2010, 7:06 AM   #35
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But now with the release of the SD1300 (which is available at amazon) doesn't that even it up more between that and the S90? Because the SD1300 does start at 28mm now!
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 9:43 AM   #36
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That was the direction that I wanted to point you. Even adding the Canon HF-1 slave flash to the SD-1300, which is also available at Amazon, the price comes in lower than the S-90.

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Old Feb 26, 2010, 9:50 AM   #37
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I definitely won't add anything like an external flash. So you think the SD1300 would be better for me than the S90? (I had finally decided on the S90!!)
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 10:02 AM   #38
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No, I am not saying the SD-1200 or the SD-1300 would be better than the S-90 at all.
I was just attempting to provide an alternative camera choice, in the event that you decided against the S-90.

Here is what the S-90 can do without flash.

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I have no doubt the S90 is a superior camera. The question is, is it twice as better? I don't have either one but if I was to buy one of them, I'd go with the S90. It has almost the same FL reach as the SD1300 but with a much larger sensor, ISO up to 3200 (vs. 1600 on the SD) and a faster lens. If you want to save some money, look at the Panasonic LX3. It has a bit less zoom but an even smaller sensor, better flash faster max shutter speed and has been highly acclaimed. After being out of stock pretty much for the entire year last year, it is now widely available and its price has dropped significantly (Amazon has it for $360). The camera is loaded with features, controls and settings. It's worth at least a look!

Sarah, that's one good shot! very sharp and well exposed.
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 4:36 PM   #40
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Do you recommend getting an LCD protector and the Franiec Grip? I've ready different things about the LCD. Some say it already has a covering over it and others say to get a protector.
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