Purchasing advise for Point and Shoot

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by jmk, Apr 13, 2004.

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    jmk Guest

    I'd like some advice on a Point and Shoot digital camera. I've lurked
    here for a few days and I tried to do some research before that.

    What I am looking for is a Point and Shoot camera to compliment our
    Digital Rebel. I'd like to use it for situations where (1) DH does not
    want to bring his camera and (2) indoor situations like birthdays in
    restaurants where a DSLR may feel too large. I mean, I don't want the
    subject to feel like a camera is being shoved up his/her nose. I'd like
    something on the small side but not tiny and I generally print 4x6 and
    5x7 but will have the occasional 8x10. I am looking for about a 5
    megapixal camera with a 4x optical zoom (or so) and good optics. For
    that reason I was looking at the Sony Cyber Shot DSC-V1 (due to Carl
    Zeiss lens) but it didn't feel right in my hands. There was not a lot
    to hold on to. It seems like the Canon Powershot S50 might fit the bill
    (3x zoom though) and the Nikon Coolpix 5400, Olympus Camedia C505, Canon
    S500. The Canon G5 seems really nice on paper but it is on the large
    side. What are your thoughts? Am I more or less on the right track?
    Any additional suggestions or concerns?
     
    jmk, Apr 13, 2004
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    Roger Guest

    Why not stick with the Canon line? You get the same storage media as
    you do with the DR and you stay with a similar menu philosophy. The
    Canon A70/A80 comes to mind. My friends who have them find them very
    versatile and they seem to share well between people who are very
    knowledgable photographers and those who are strictly interested in
    P&S.

    Regards,
    Roger
     
    Roger, Apr 13, 2004
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    Sharonius Guest

    Sharonius, Apr 13, 2004
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    jmk Guest

    jmk, Apr 13, 2004
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    jmk Guest

    Last night I saw a Canon Powershot S50. I liked the way that it felt
    and, like you said, it does have the advantage of having very similar
    controls/layout as the Digital Rebel. How do you feel about this model
    (I've read the reviews but more input would be appreciated)? How do you
    feel that it compares with the Olympus Camedia C5050 Zoom and the Pentax
    Optio 555?

    Any input would be appreciated!
     
    jmk, Apr 14, 2004
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    jmk Guest

    Also, how do you feel about shutter lag on these models (C5050, Optio
    555 and Powershot S50)?
     
    jmk, Apr 14, 2004
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    jmk Guest

    Well, I have a clie so that's not an issue for me but it may be for others.

    They have seen the light, and their
    Thanks a bunch!
    Great! Thanks again!
     
    jmk, Apr 15, 2004
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