Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Predrag R., Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Predrag R.

    Predrag R. Guest


    I'm looking for Canon IXUS 40 or IXUS 700. I was reading user's opinion
    about these two. Is it true that their LCD are that fragile (people said LCD
    cracked after one week). Last week I asked one salesman about that, he said,
    after 50s sold, no one had that problem.
    If someone knows anything about this problem, please help.

    And the other thing, is really big difference between this two models.


    Predrag R., Jan 20, 2006
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    Jast Guest

    My Ixus 400 was dropped twice! Both times by friends. The first time it
    landed on concrete on it's corner from about waist hight and left a
    small dent but it still worked perfectly. The second time it was dropped
    onto a log from waist hight again and it still worked fine. I was most
    impressed that it still worked fine.

    My mate dropped his IXUS 700 from about 5 feet up while taking a picture
    of a big spider. It landed on the lense and trashed his camera, although
    the electronics still worked. The lense wouldn't retract and the camera
    was effectively useless, although he did copy the picture of the spider
    onto his computer and the picture was quite spectacular. It was a pretty
    expensive photo though :)
    Jast, Jan 20, 2006
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  3. All LCDs are fragile if you apply force directly to them. Try hitting
    or flexing the screen on your PDA or laptop and see what happens.

    In normal use, with the camera in some sort of case, and handled by its
    edges when in use, the LCD should be fine. LCDs seem to get broken only
    when someone treats the camera like a block of wood and puts it in a
    back pocket where it can be sat on, or stuffs it in a backpack where
    other objects may press against the LCD.

    If you really want to do this, you might be better off getting one of
    the Canons that have the flip/twist LCD that can be folded face-in
    against the camera when not in use. This should protect the LCD pretty
    well - but betware that you can also damage the camera with too much
    force on the front of the lens.

    Better yet, treat your camera like a somewhat-delicate instrument, not a
    block of wood.

    Dave Martindale, Jan 22, 2006
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    Predrag R. Guest

    I'm gonna definitly purchase IXUS 700. It has it all I need - speed, quality
    picture, excellent VGA, digital zoom while it's recording, night shot, USB

    What else could you ask from you camera!

    Thanks to all good people for good will to help me.

    Predrag R., Jan 23, 2006
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