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I cant decide. which digital camera is better

By not_4(.SALE.)10 ยท 7 replies
Mar 1, 2006
  1. I've found myself in a situation where i saved 400$ for a camera but wich one.
    -->Canon PowerShot SD550 Digital Camera:$399.95


    Image capture device type: 7.1 Megapixel, 1/1.8 inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
    Total pixels: Approx. 7.4 Megapixels
    Effective pixels: Approx. 7.1 Megapixels
    Focal length: 7.7-23.1mm f/2.8-4.9 (35mm film equivalent: 37-111mm)
    Digital zoom: 4x
    Focusing range:
    --Normal AF: 1.6 ft./50 cm-infinity
    --Macro AF: 2.0 in.-1.6 ft./5-50 cm (WIDE), 1.0-1.6 ft./30-50cm (TELE)
    --Digital Macro: 2.0 in.-1.6 ft./5-50 cm (WIDE)
    Maximum aperture: f/2.8 (W) - f/4.9 (T)
    Shutter speed: 15-1/2000 sec.; Slow shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
    Built-in flash: Operation modes: Auto, On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow Synchro
    Flash range: --Normal: 1.6-16 ft./50cm - 5.0m (W), 1.6-9.8 ft./50cm - 3.0m (T)
    --Macro: 1.0-1.6 ft./30-50cm (W/T) (when ISO is set to Auto)
    Recycling time: Approx. 10 sec. or less
    Storage media: SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
    File format: Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 (Digital Print Order Format)
    Image compression: Still image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG); Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
    JPEG compression mode: Normal, fine, superfine
    Computer interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
    Video out: NTSC/PAL
    Audio out: Monaural
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 2.52 x 2.24 x 1.08 in./89.5 X 57.0 x 27.4 mm
    Weight (approx.): 6.0 oz./170 g (camera body only)
    In the box

    PowerShot SD550 camera body
    Lithium battery pack
    Battery charger
    SD Memory Card
    Wrist strap
    Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM
    USB interface cable
    Audio/video cable

    -->Casio EX-S500 Exilim Card Camera (Gray):$279.95
    Effective pixels: 5.0 Megapixels
    Image sensor: 1/2.5-inch 5.25 Megapixel primary color CCD
    Optical zoom: 3x retracting
    Digital zoom: 4x
    LCD monitor: 2.2-inch type, TFT LCD monitor
    Lens focal length: 6.2-18.6mm (38-114mm equivalent)
    Minium focus distance: 6.7 in./17 cm
    Maximum aperture: f/2.7-5.2
    Image stabilizer: Yes (Anti-Shake DSP)
    Image file formats: JPEG (Fine, Normal, Economy); Exif 2.2, DCF 1.0, DPOF compliant
    Focus modes: AutoFocus, Macro AF, Infinity, Manual
    Focus range: Normal: 15.7 in/40 cm to infinity; Macro: 6.7 in./17 cm to 19.6 in/50 cm (W)
    Shutter lag: 0.008 seconds
    Time between shots: 1.4 seconds
    Burst capability: Continuous shooting at 1.4 seconds/frame
    Built-in flash: Operation modes: Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, On/Off
    Effective flash range: 1.3-9.2 ft./0.4-2.8 m (W)
    Shooting modes: Still, movie
    Movie length: 1 hour and 20 minutes continuous
    Audio recording: WAV format, monaural; up to 30 seconds of audio with image (during or after shot)
    Battery life: Approx. 200 shots per charge
    Battery type: Lithium-ion rechargeable
    Storage media: SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard (not included)
    Internal memory: 8.3MB
    Computer interface: USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
    Dimensions (HxWxD): 2.3 x 3.6 x 0.6 in./59.0 X 90.0 x 16.1 mm (excluding projections)
    Weight (approx.): 4.1 oz./115 g (without battery)
    In the Box
    EX-S500 Exilim camera
    AC power cord
    USB cradle
    A/V cable
    Wrist strap
    Software CD-ROM
    User guide

    so which one is better for my money and worth buying.
    (notice both cameras or from Apple.) this camera is not for buiseness are life causeing use.
  2. hewybo

    hewybo TS Maniac Posts: 435


    I have had two Canons, and I would suggest/encourage that you get the Canon. Their customer support is excellent, and their cameras are superb. Thus, I would recommend the Canon. Did I mention Canon?

    To sum up, then, I would say you should opt for the Canon. :wave: :grinthumb

    PS- no, I do NOT sell them
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`d never have guessed you like Canon cameras lol.

    I agree that they are very good.


    Depending on what type of photography you are interested in. There are some other good choices available.

    I myself use a Fuji Finepix s7000 digital slr. It is very versatile and takes really good photo`s. Check it out HERE.

    If you just want to take casual snaps etc, the Canon is a fine choice.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. hewybo

    hewybo TS Maniac Posts: 435

    news to me

    I didn't realize that that particular digital SLR could be found within not_4's budget, but I saw one in Maine for around $370 USD. Fine camera at that price.

    ATTN: not_4(.SALE.)10--- if you have doubts about that, visit Mr. Hopkinso's gallery here in the forum. The wasp alone will convince you! :wave:
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The Fuji Finepix s7000 camera has dropped dramatically in price, probably due to the newer models now available.

    I got the camera specifically for insect photography, because of it`s 10mm super macro mode.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. not_4(.SALE.)10

    not_4(.SALE.)10 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21


    i might get the canon but its only for casual pictures not anything special just for keeping a thought. thanks for your choice
  7. seanp789

    seanp789 TS Enthusiast Posts: 111

  8. art2d2

    art2d2 TS Rookie

    The Canon has a better glass lens, it it close to Carl Ziess which most Sony
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