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Old Oct 20, 2004, 4:52 AM   #1
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I am getting both of these (1S IS & coolpix 4800) at almost the same price.

My preference is to have the 8-10x optical zoom that both of these provide. The canon one is more bulkier than nikon one, thats why I am confused.

pls help me...
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Old Oct 22, 2004, 9:38 PM   #2
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I am looking for a similar camera. Some others that I think are in the same range are the Olympus C-770 and the Minolta Dimage 3. Also the Nikon 8700 is a bit more expensive than the others.
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 3:16 PM   #3
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Don't forget to compare the Panasonic DMC-FZ3, which is comparable to the Canon Powershot S1 IS.
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Old Oct 24, 2004, 3:07 AM   #4
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Unless I'm missing something, the Nikon 4800 has no Manual Exposure, nor Aperture or Shutter Priority. Just the automatic BS. That cuts it off my list very quickly.
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Old Oct 24, 2004, 4:50 PM   #5
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As EOSRT points out, the Nikon has very few manual controls. I'm not sure how much this matters to you but this pretty much means that these cameras are in different classes. The Canon also has image stabilization so that's a big difference IMO...

IMO, the top ultra-zoom cameras around the US$400 range are the Canon Powershot S1 IS and the Panasonic DMC-FZ3. If you want a particular feature then some of hte others like Konica Minolta or Olympus should be considered... but the Canon and Panasonic are where it's at...
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Old Oct 25, 2004, 2:24 AM   #6
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Yaah, you are right it has got very few manual controls. My major concern is to have as much zoom as possible (i.e. ultra zoom)... I am not going for the SLR one coz it will be too heavy to carry everywhere...
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