Canon Powershot SD880 IS is best under $300

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Dudley Hanks, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Dudley Hanks

    Dudley Hanks Guest

    According to today's NY Times, the Canon Powershot SD880 IS is the best you
    can get for under $300...
    I found it interesting that the author wasn't impressed by the hi def
    feature of the digicams in this price range. Apparently, the term "hi def"
    in this price range just refers to the dimensions; picture quality in this
    mode wasn't great...

    Anybody know of a pocket sized camera that is affordable but has a good hi
    def mode?

    Take Care,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Dec 11, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Yeah, Paul, I was looking around for a low-buck camera that would do good HD
    video. But, the NY Times article said that the HD video feature "hi def"
    had the right dimensions, but the image quality wasn't good for the cams in
    this range.

    I'll be in San Rafael training with my new guide from January 11 to February
    1, and I was hoping to get some video shots of my brute to post, as well as
    stills of course...

    Take Care,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Dec 11, 2008
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  3. Dudley Hanks

    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Yeah, you're probably right, Paul. I'll most likely end up shooting
    everything with my A720.

    The video image is good, but I haven't been crazy about the sound recording.
    I don't know if the sound gets compressed too much, or what, but certain
    sounds tend to be a bit mushy.

    Take Care,
    Dudley
     
    Dudley Hanks, Dec 12, 2008
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    "Best" for what?
     
    Ray Fischer, Dec 12, 2008
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  5. Dudley Hanks

    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Best all-around quality, all things considered (especially IQ).

    See the article:
    Best Bets in Cameras, Under $300
    By: Stuart Goldenberg

    http://www.nytimes.com


    In particular, Mr. Goldenberg says:

    CANON POWERSHOT SD880 IS ($252).
    This camera
    has a 4X zoom, wide-angle lens. Customizable top button; it can be a Movie
    button
    so you don't have to change modes for video. Huge, bright three-inch screen,
    but
    too bad there's no optical viewfinder.
    Gorgeous and solid. Controls are beautifully thought-out. New processor chip
    makes
    this camera very fast. Not many gimcracks, but wow, those photos - in any
    kind of
    light, they have a presence, detail and vibrancy that puts the other cameras
    to shame.
    Doggone that Canon. It wins this contest every single year. C'mon, people -
    where's
    the suspense?
     
    Dudley Hanks, Dec 12, 2008
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