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Old Apr 14, 2006, 9:14 AM   #11
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Im not worried what camera takes the pictures, im really just after a general idea of the difference between 5.1 and 7+ Mega pixels. I also just walked up the high street and the lowest price instore to be found was £469 !!! a big difference than £240 online.....now do i really need that 12x zoom if the other powershot has a 6x and very good macro feature but more mega pixels....im still undecided now
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Old Apr 14, 2006, 10:13 AM   #12
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Just been reading this thread... http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=15..... groan.....we take quite few indoor photos and will prolly use the auto focus feature quite a lot (especially wife) untill i have learnt more about photography....i should change this thread subject now to "cannon S-2 IS vs ????)
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Old Apr 14, 2006, 11:03 AM   #13
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Ok heres a round up of what i want...

Price: £250-£260

Macro: Yes & super macro

Optical zoom: 10 upwards

Megapixels: 6 upwards

General Requirements: An good featured camera that i can learn with/grow into, we take a lot of indoor photos in low light situations, want a good AF (heard lots of problems with the S2-IS) so the wife can just point and click.

I really dont know, i like the look and feel of the cannon s2 IS but now i read that thread about the AF and pictures having a soft look about them i am not sure now. Then again has every camera got a thread with some sort of flaw against it ?.....it may help to know i am quite a dab hand at image editing with photshop cs, using filters and masks etc and layers using hi res images of the net, i am however a novice camera user looking to learn more.




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Old Apr 14, 2006, 1:59 PM   #14
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I am a digital camera Instructor for our state university and have had many students come through my courses who own the Canon S-2 IS, and I myself own the S-2 as well. Among that rather large collection of users who I have personally had personal one on one contact with, not one user has ever complained of a lack of sharpness in the images produced by their Canon S-2.

The Canon S-2 offers a good deal of value when you consider all of its features. However, in the final analysis, the decision is yours.

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Old Apr 14, 2006, 2:17 PM   #15
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Bugger,:G and thank you.......right....one last cam to throw in the pot.....i didnt know panasonic made cameras as well...or did i...none the less, what do you think of the http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_...s/fz7_pg2.htmlas a viable alternative...it has 1million more mega pixels and anti shake and also a macro facility...i think i will order the cannon....its just that you never mentioned this model in your other alternatives, maybe because you know nothing of the range or think they are of lesser quality.

I am going to order tommorow, if i am still undecided i will just go for the cannon anyway, you know what its like though....you dont want to miss out on a spectacular .

Thank you and everyone else for thier input into this...its funny how the world turns, i actually found this site when i was looking for a fix for my epson printer and bookmarked it as it looked quite handy....it is very handy indeed and the people in here.
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My only personal objection to the Panasonic FZ-5 and FZ-7 is that they show a good deal of noise at ISO settings of 200 and above. The "high ISO capability" of the FZ-7 is only at a reduced resolution, not at full resolution at all. So if you are not going to be doing a good deal of low light level shooting it is certainly a consideration.

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Old Apr 14, 2006, 3:53 PM   #17
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Well, the cannon it is then....i will be doing indoor pics quite a lot, families parties etc, so the cannon does deffo come out on top there.

I will post back how much i paid for it and i am sure i will be here asking question onced i dived into it.

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