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Old Feb 12, 2005, 12:43 PM   #1
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Still trying to make a decision and need some help.
Have to choose between the Canon A85 and Sony P73.
Read alot of reviews, most of them pointing at Canon as the best choice. The A85: lots of manual controls -which I really love. Also: better pictures.
As for the Sony they say the pictures are pretty much OK too.
So - I was almost sure my choice would be Canon.
And now comes the 'but'... a big BUT... Read about the e18 error that can happen anytime and considered the bad luck of getting this deadly error when the warranty expires. This really freaks me out guys!
The Sony P73 seems to be most durable. No (scary) endurance problems being reported. It looks better built compared to the Canon (just consider Canon's flimsy CF card, the play/record button or the USB).
Under these circumstances.... should I get the A85 or the P73??
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Old Feb 12, 2005, 3:14 PM   #2
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I've had the Canon S1 IS for 6 months and haven't had the E18 error--but then again, my warranty hasn't expired yet So it's hard to say...

Since you are uncomfortable with the E18 error, I would go with the Sony. That way, you are happier in the long run.
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