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Old Mar 9, 2005, 2:38 PM   #1
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Hello all, new member here. I'm ready to upgrade from my Sony Mavica. I was all ready togo with the Canon S1 IS. Now, I've read that Sony is bringing out a new high-zoom camera this summer. So, should I Get the Canon or hold out for the Sony? Thanks.
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Old Mar 9, 2005, 3:00 PM   #2
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No matter when you buy there will always be somebody coming out with something new in a few months. If you don't need the camera right now then waiting will just about always get you more camera for your money. The down side to this way of thinking is you may never decide to buy a camera, or delay the purchase, and miss some good photo opportunities.
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Old Mar 9, 2005, 4:41 PM   #3
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The down side to this way of thinking is you may never decide to buy a camera, or delay the purchase, and miss some good photo opportunities.
That's a good point, PicGuy.
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Old Mar 9, 2005, 9:40 PM   #4
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Unless you have some special needs, just about any of the 5+ megapixel point and shoot cameras will serve you well for several years to come.
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Old Mar 10, 2005, 9:48 AM   #5
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I would wait. The Canon S1 IS has some shortcomings (eg. no AF assist beam, 3 megapixels, slow focus, etc).... I would also look at the Panasonic FZ3 if you don't care about video...

The Sony H1 is likely to cost more IMO.
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Old Mar 10, 2005, 2:34 PM   #6
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I was considering the Panasonic Lumix, but I like the idea of having good quality video in a digicam.
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Old Mar 10, 2005, 6:39 PM   #7
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The S1 IS canproduce great results and was very well reviewed on all the big sites when it was first released. If its specs meet your needs, why not?


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Old Mar 11, 2005, 10:45 AM   #8
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Well, I went and ordered the Canon S1 IS from an on-line retailer. I got a far better deal than the local Best Buy would have given. Anyway, I'll letyou ll know how it works out. Thanks for the input.
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