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Old Mar 5, 2005, 9:20 PM   #21
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Thanks Cameranserai, I am surely not going to print A3 size. In fact I am not thinking of doing much printing. Just one or two here and there. My basic aim for having a pocket camera is to capture some precious moments which most of the time present themselves without prior warning, and to save and preserve them on DVDs for a viewing , say after 10/20 years from now. Some nice vidio clips won't hurt too. After 20 years may be even an A3 might be considered small. May be a wall sized one will be more prevalent.

My first choice was S70 , because if I have more MPit can compensate for long zoom to a certain extent, as cropping can be done.

I think I should take your advice and go try for myself. It's a pity that the nearest place where I can get both the camers is about 400 Km from my place.

Thanks all the same.
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Old Mar 5, 2005, 9:46 PM   #22
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My basic aim for having a pocket camera is to capture some precious moments which most of the time present themselves without prior warning, and to save and preserve them on DVDs for a viewing , say after 10/20 years from now. Some nice vidio clips won't hurt too.
This is basically why I chose the P200 over the S70. I know myself well enough that if the camera I chose wasn't convenient (i.e. small) I wouldn't carry it much which meant I would miss many good photos. The P200 is small enough that I can treat it like I do my cell phone and always have it with me. Although it doesn't have the user controls of the S70 it gets the job done for me. Personally, I think the photo quality between the two are mostly negligable with a slight edge in still pictures to the S70 (for basic point and shoot) and video edge goes to the P200.

If you can get to a Best Buy they should have both cameras on display. This is how I made my final dicision by comparing them directly in the store. Funny thing is I had pretty much been set on the S70 before I started shopping. It used the same memory cards as the 300D and would have been very compatible with that camera. In the end the S70 was just too big for my needs.
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Old Mar 6, 2005, 8:16 AM   #23
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Thanks a million guys for your valuable tips and experience sharing.Regardless of whatever camera I decide to buy, I want to convey that you guys have been a lot of help.:|
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Old Mar 8, 2005, 4:17 AM   #24
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I took alook at all the camera's mentioned here. If I had to go through it all over again, I would choose the P200, again. (You can tell I am happy with it)It is an improved version of the P150 (which I have also used)where almost all the complaints (even though I didn't have any)or problems of the P150 from online forum usershave been worked out by Sony engineers and the improvements do show. I am very happy with the camera and feel it is the best pocket camera I have ever owned. Plus the price was just right. $340 dollars from a Best Buy sale

As for picture quality is concerened, I can take very crisp and clear pictures with the P200 and very rarely do any come out blurry.
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