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PBalla
10-20-2003, 07:33 PM
Helping a friend find a digicam

I have a Canon powershot G3

They have a budget of $500...my choices to them were the

Canon S400, S50, and G5

I'm a canon fan due to its complex features and beautiful pictures

Wondering what cameras you guys use and if your happy or disatisfied

Thanks.

sjinto
10-20-2003, 07:46 PM
S400 is a winner fosho

Bliss
10-20-2003, 08:39 PM
I think the G5 is a tad different from the other two that you mentioned. I had the S400, but returned due to the lack of manual features it had. I think it also depends if he is going to be taking a lot of ordinary point & shoot photos..if he is then i would go with the S400. If not, then the G5. The G5 has many manual options, but there is quite a differnce in price between the G5 and the S400.

I ended up ordering the G5 :)

JazzM
10-20-2003, 08:44 PM
G5 for 500 bucks? CND? where?

Bliss
10-20-2003, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by JazzM
G5 for 500 bucks? CND? where?

I was wondering the same thing:confused: It's definitely not in Canadian dollars.

PBalla
10-20-2003, 09:21 PM
nah dudes iam a USA, and yes the G5 is not $500, but its $650, didn't mean to confuse

I'm stuck now, my gf just wants to take pics, so i'm thinking point & shoot for her no doubt


i think s400 for her

Bliss
10-20-2003, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by Pharshballa
nah dudes iam a USA, and yes the G5 is not $500, but its $650, didn't mean to confuse

I'm stuck now, my gf just wants to take pics, so i'm thinking point & shoot for her no doubt


i think s400 for her

Yeah, the s400 is a really nice compact camera. I think your gf would prefer that one. Good luck.

PBalla
10-21-2003, 04:02 AM
also, here are the file formats for SONY:

JPEG, TIFF, Burst, Auto Bracketing, E-mail, Voice Memo

CANON:

JPEG (Exif v2.2), DCF, DPOF, AVI (Motion JPEG)

I have never heard of DCF or DPOF, or Burst, can someone explain these to me?

also, if you transfer it as TIFF from sony camera or as JPEG, will the tiff be a lot higher quality and also a lot higher hard drive space?

also, do u take the pictures as TIFF/JPEG or do you transfer them as a certain extension?

THanks

Bob Loblaw
10-21-2003, 03:31 PM
I've used the Nikon Coolpix 4500 (http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Nikon/nikon_cp4500.asp) a few times and I was amazed at the quality of the pics. And the range of options is impressive too.

If I was in the market, I'd really look at the Coolpix 4500. Sometimes it's worth spending a little more.

A~G
11-03-2003, 04:04 AM
Canon S400 4.0MP


highly recommend it.:)

WhadUpp
11-03-2003, 04:37 AM
Olympus C-750 Ultra zoom 4megapixels effective with ED lens with hotshoe included for any external flash *th-up*