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Old Jul 13, 2011, 8:34 PM   #1
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I am looking to replace my SD980IS with a "better" P&S for a trip to Alaska.

Looking to spend under $250 if possible. Any suggestions? I've always had Canon's, would prefer to stick with them unless there is a compelling argument for straying.

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Old Jul 14, 2011, 1:45 AM   #2
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There are reasons to explore other brands, but if you're happy with Canon, there are some options. Within that price range, you could look at the A series which typically often good IQ for the money, or you could check out the SD4000 from last year or the SX210 as well, which has been on clearance at a few shops.
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There are reasons to explore other brands, but if you're happy with Canon, there are some options. Within that price range, you could look at the A series which typically often good IQ for the money, or you could check out the SD4000 from last year or the SX210 as well, which has been on clearance at a few shops.

Thanks for your suggestions. As someone who is a photography amateur, why would I be better off looking at those two vs the Elph 300HS?
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Well tbh with you, your 980 has better image quality than all of them but since you said you wanted to upgrade, I thought it would be best to stick with CCD based cams since they will offer sharper images than CMOS based cams like the 300HS. Of course, the 300HS does better at high ISO so perhaps the trade-off is worth it for you. It depends on your priorities.
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Well tbh with you, your 980 has better image quality than all of them but since you said you wanted to upgrade, I thought it would be best to stick with CCD based cams since they will offer sharper images than CMOS based cams like the 300HS. Of course, the 300HS does better at high ISO so perhaps the trade-off is worth it for you. It depends on your priorities.
Thanks again! Since my earlier post I did some research and am deciding between the SX230 and the 300HS.
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Thanks again! Since my earlier post I did some research and am deciding between the SX230 and the 300HS.
They use the same sensor I believe and similar, if not identical, processing so it's really just a matter of whether you want to pay extra for the zoom.
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They use the same sensor I believe and similar, if not identical, processing so it's really just a matter of whether you want to pay extra for the zoom.
I ended up with the sx230, the zoom was important to me, and with the sale at best buy this week, it was worth the extra $70.

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