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Old Jan 18, 2011, 3:34 AM   #11
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I was also looking into getting a camera with more zoom.
But if I understood it correctly, most don't have a wide angle lens (SD4500,...).
The ZS5 and ZS7 do, but image quality is less.
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 4:33 AM   #12
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I own and use the ZS5. The outdoor image quality on the ZS5 and ZS7 is very good. It is indoors, when you have to depend on the camera's built-in flash unit, or an accessory Slave Flash that there are problems caused by the short range of the ZS5 and ZS7's built-in flash unit.

My solution has been to use an accessory Slave Flash, but that is an added expense, and another item to carry in your camera kit. The Canon SD4500 might be a better solution, but I have no hands-on experience with it.

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Old Jan 18, 2011, 4:14 PM   #13
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I prefer a camera that work well indoor and outdoor without extras, I don't like to carry to much stuff.

I have read that the Canon SD4500 only has 36 mm lence and the SD4000 a 28 mm (better for landscapes and group pictures), or can the SD4500 also go to 28 mm? (sorry if it's a stupid question, but I don't fully understand it)

Today I went to a store to look at the SD4000, but the salesman said I should get the Canon S95. Perhaps it's good for him because it costs more. So is the S95 worth the extra cost or not? (Kepping in mind that I don't change setting like shutterspeed,...)
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The SD4500 will not go to the 28mm wide angle position at all. 36mm is where that lens begins and then goes all the way out to 360mm at the end of the zoom.

Naturally, the salesman wanted to sell you the S95 because (1) there is currently a "bonus commission" paid by Canon to the selling agent in addition to the normal commission, according to my local camera store.

In my opinion ,with the SD4000 being about $100 cheaper than the S95 and producing just about the same image quality, that makes the SD4000 a best buy! My feeling is that I do not need to buy more camera features (like those on the S95) than I need or will ever use.

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Ok, thanks again for all the help.
Then I will definitely go for the SD4000.
The SD4500 would also have been fine if it weren't for the 36mm lens.
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Thanks, ellen-

I am glad that I was able to help you out.

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Old Jan 19, 2011, 12:21 PM   #17
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Another difference between the SD400 and the SD4500 is that the 4000 has an aperture range of f/2-f/5.3, whereas the SD4500's range is f/3.4-f/5.6... so the 4000 will do better indoors/in low light situations/portraiture type pictures.
I have both, and like them both- they're both good cameras, but different. I have the SD4000 for digiscoping, and got the 4500 for its longer zoom to use in kayaking.
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Thanks for your post, Wes-

I own and use the SD4000, and like it very much, I am interested in the SD4500, but have held off as there are, to date, not many users. Do you like the SD4500? I would love to see some photo samples. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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Hello,

Here's a head up.
It took a while because they didn't have the SD4000 in stock anymore.

I've been trying it out the last couple of days and I'm very happy with it.
It's a lot faster than the A520.

Thanks for the great advice!
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Many thanks for your follow-up, Ellen-

We're delighted that you are pleased with the Canon SD4000.

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