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View Poll Results: Which of these two 5MP cameras would you buy?
Canon A95 2 50.00%
Sony W5 1 25.00%
None 1 25.00%
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Old Oct 2, 2005, 5:28 PM   #1
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Hi,My Canon A80 just committed suicide after a lethal jump from my desk (helped by my 3 year-old boy...). I loved this A80 except its shot button that would just not work in certain circonstances. I was extremely satisfied with the quality of the photos.When I bought my A80, I hesistated a lot between it and the V1 from Sony. The latter was a far more expensive...Now, I am hesitating between the Canon A95 and the Sony W5. The A95 with the powerpack+ is around 300euros and I can use my 128Mb CF card from the A80. The W5 plus a memory stick of 256Mb is also around 300 euros. Therefore, the price won't help me to make my choice this time.I like the 'orientable' screen of the A95 but the 2.5 inch screen of the W5 looks not bad. The W5 has the USB2 instead of the USB1 for the A95. The W5 is smaller. So, the "form factor" won't help me neither.Has someone tried both and has a comment on the quality of the photos, inside/outside, the flash, the ease of use, the speed of the camera to switch on and to take photos..I would highly appreciate your help!
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Old Oct 2, 2005, 8:40 PM   #2
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If you loved the canon then by all means stick with it and buy an A95.

The Canons have shockingly good image quality for the price.

I'm not a big fan of Sony digitals. They are, to me, too cheap and consumerish.

The Canons feel like quality, sort of Toyota Camry quality.

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Old Oct 3, 2005, 2:28 AM   #3
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Thanks Terry! Indeed, I have the same bad feeling about Sony's cameras. Further, during my nocturn web surfing, I found that Canon has just released the A620 which has 2 inch LCD screen, USB2 and a 4xzoom and it is a 7MP camera! The only negative thing is that A620 doesn't support CF but SD and MMS cards instead. There are deals around 320 euros on the web. This is probably the one that I'll buy...
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I wouldnt worry about the CF card bit.

Just buy yourself a one gig SD card and you'll be laughing!

7mp is nice. You can crop and still do an 8x10.
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