Minolta S414 or Canon S45

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Anderson, Jul 29, 2003.

  1. Anderson

    Anderson Guest

    Looking to replace my Kodak DC280. I've been reading the reviews of
    both. I did a google search but didn't find any comparisons of these two
    cameras. I don't really care about the movie mode. I take mostly family
    pictures and macros of flowers. I have read a few negative reviews of
    the Canon, especially it's lens quality. The main reason I was
    interested in the Canon is the smaller size and lighter weight, but
    image quality is ultimately the most important factor. So which of
    these takes better pictures? Which is less complicated or more
    versatile? Does anyone find the lithium battery has particular
    disadvantages over the NiMh? Thanks for any advice.
    Anderson, Jul 29, 2003
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  2. Anderson

    JK Guest

    Get the Olympus C5050 instead. It is a bit more expensive, but well
    worth it.
    A small camera usually means a slow lens(lets little light in) at
    the telephoto end, which means that you probably won't be
    able to take photos indoors without using a flash or tripod.
    The lens on the S45 is f4.9 at max telephoto, which is quite
    slow. I would love to have a shirt pocket sized camera with
    a fast zoom lens, however they don't seem to exist.
    JK, Jul 30, 2003
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