Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > What Camera Should I Buy?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 1, 2006, 3:41 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2
Default

Hi everybody!!! I'd like to buy a camera to my girlfriend... the problem is:

canon powershot a700 OR nikon coolpix s4 ??? :?

What do you suggest me and why???

Thanks a lot,

sim1su
sim1su is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Sep 1, 2006, 11:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 822
Default

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/pa...mc_tz1-review/

The Coolpix S4 has a really cool design, but if you are going to get an ultra zoom at that price you are better off getting one with image stabilization. For only about $50 more you could get a Sony H2; which isn't nearly as compact, but is quite a bit more camera.

And if you want one that compact, the Panasonic TZ1 also might be a better choice. Similar size to the Nikon, with IS, and some good reviews. From Jeff Keller's review above:

Quote:
If you want a compact ultra zoom camera then you really only have two choices: the dual lens Kodak EasyShare V610 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1 that I reviewed here. Having used both cameras quite a bit, I know which one I prefer -- the TZ1. While it has a few annoyances, it's a good choice for those who value portability over manual controls and expandability. If you want to know what I really think about the TZ1, this statement should sum it up for you: I bought one as a birthday gift for my dad.
The A700 has slightly different strengths. It has a bit less zoom, but would have the edge on image quality, and has some very nice features, including the option of using modes which allow for more control, including a fully manual mode. It is also stronger on the "expandability" point on which the TZ1 is lacking a bit--with accesories like conversion lenses and an external flash available. This would be an ideal camera for a photography student.

Finally, if she wants those manual controls, a nice camera at around the same price, with good manual control and image quality, which is even a bit more compact, is the Fuji F30 (which is the one I recently bought for myself).

Of the two you listed though, I'd choose the A700; and you might wait and see if the A710 with IS comes out soon; though it might be pricey at first. If it isn't too much more than the A700 though, I think the IS is well worth it.



kenbalbari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 2, 2006, 2:52 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 2
Default

Thanks kenbalbari,

I'm waiting other answers... if is possible in a simple "English"!!! It's a new language for me!

Thanks so much!

sim1su
sim1su is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 4:24 PM.