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rfredd
10-19-2004, 08:43 AM
S410 - 4mp (3.4 x 1.1 x 2.2 at 6.5 oz)

PROS:
- Excellent picture quality

CONS:
- 1.5" LCD
- Limited videos (320 x 240)
- Limited preset modes (Macro, Landscape, Stitch assist)

SD200 - 3mp (3.4 x .8 x 2.1 at 4.1 oz)

PROS:
- 2" LCD
- 640 x 480 unlimited video
- Indoor, Underwater, Kids & pets, Digital macro, Portrait mode, Stitch assist, Night snapshot modes

CONS:
- not really a con yet, but SD-300 reviews have shown corner fading and purple fringing

I like the features and size/weight of the SD200 but do not want to sacrifice image quality.

Anyone have any thoughts or has anyone seen any reviews on the SD200.

Thanks.

norbert
10-19-2004, 08:52 PM
S410 - 4mp (3.4 x 1.1 x 2.2 at 6.5 oz)

PROS:
- Excellent picture quality

CONS:
- 1.5" LCD
- Limited videos (320 x 240)
- Limited preset modes (Macro, Landscape, Stitch assist)

SD200 - 3mp (3.4 x .8 x 2.1 at 4.1 oz)

PROS:
- 2" LCD
- 640 x 480 unlimited video
- Indoor, Underwater, Kids & pets, Digital macro, Portrait mode, Stitch assist, Night snapshot modes

CONS:
- not really a con yet, but SD-300 reviews have shown corner fading and purple fringing

I like the features and size/weight of the SD200 but do not want to sacrifice image quality.

Anyone have any thoughts or has anyone seen any reviews on the SD200.

Thanks.

Where have you seen the SD300 reviews?

rfredd
10-20-2004, 05:46 AM
The SD300 is out in Europe (called the Ixus 40). There are users reviews on http://www.dpreview.com/ on the message boards.

It's wierd because the SD200 in available in the US now, but not in Europe and the SD300 is available in Eurpose and not in the US.

BTW - Someone buy the SD200 :D ...I have to decide between the S410 and SD200 soon as a present for my wife and I really want to buy the SD200 but not if the picture quality is not there.

olias
10-20-2004, 02:01 PM
I just picked up an SD200 on Sunday (returned a Sony with dust on the sensor) and I'll put up some images on my site later today if the weather cooperates. I already have some images taken with the S400, so you can compare as the S410 is virtually identical to the S400.

rfredd
10-20-2004, 02:49 PM
Great. Please post the address to the web page.

olias
10-20-2004, 11:28 PM
The weather was not great today with rain on and off but I put three pics up on my site that I took this afternoon with the SD200: Fall Leaf, Fallen Tree, and Cloud. All other pics on the site, save Muir Sun, were taken with the Canon S400.

www.homepage.mac.com/glurp/Digitalphotography.html

rfredd
10-21-2004, 07:38 AM
The pictures look good. The fallen tree has some slight corner blur. I think the S400 pics are a little better. What are your thoughts How is the:

1. 2" LCD in sun light
2. Feel of the camera in your hand compared to the S400
3. Movie mode
4. Indoor pictures in lower light

Thanks for posting the pics. I keep waiting for a professional review to come out. It seems everyone wants to go with the SD200/SD300 b/c of the feature but the image quality from other reviews has people leary.

olias
10-21-2004, 10:11 AM
The 2" lcd is a marked improvement over the S410's 1.5", but it is difficult to see in the sun. I like the overall feel of the camera better but that's just because it is smaller. It's very light and pocketable. The movie mode is far better on the SD200. 30fps at 640x480. Indoor pictures in low light performance is about the same given what I've taken so far, with maybe a slight nod to the SD200. Overall, I'm happy with the pics, though I miss a tad of that extra resolution, so it is possible that I will decide to exchange for a SD300 as my carry anywhere cam. I too am waiting for some pro reviews.

rfredd
10-22-2004, 05:55 AM
The gods have listened....

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/canon/powershot_sd300-review/index.shtml


Although this is the SD300, not the SD200. I wonder if the SD200 does better with purple fringing and corner blur. I'm still undecided between the S410 and SD200. The review said what I feared...image quality not as good as S410.

mikos
10-22-2004, 06:54 AM
I wander why Canon designed a new line of ixus (ixus40/SD300)... Well, 40 is smaller than 410, but there is not a big difference to a user (both are ultracompact allready!). Unless Canon wants to sell more cams - thinking of two groups of customers...
I wish ixus 410 had been just "impoved" to have all of "the news" of ixus 40 :(
Now, we have new product - maybe "nice", but it is nothing to be exited (like it was when firts ixus 400 came up).
I'm waiting forward to see "a new ixus 410" with 2" LCD, Digic 2, new movie record options and maybe (and finaly!!!) some real manual options, but without any other changes like "new" optics etc (now is great already!).
BtW why can't we have shutter and apreature priority mode in ultracompact digicam like in copact like S60/70, can we???

rocky5689
10-24-2004, 08:18 PM
I have S410 but after reading the review of SD300, it's really making me think about SD300. On S410 is it possible to turn the flash off or no. Is really worthwhile buying service plans for a camera.

I bought one for this camera considering the $$ of battery. What are the recomendations from you guys for taking night shots and day shots.

Maarten
10-25-2004, 04:49 PM
I thought of buying a SD300, but all I read are complains about image quality.
I like the camera but purple fringing and dark corners make me hesitate. In fact they are the reason why I havent bought it.

My opinion is that image quality should be as high as the price!!!

Probably that's one of the reasons why the SD300 stucks with a 4Mp sensor instead of a 5Mp.... otherwise image quality should even be worse. Not that I am fixed about megapixels, but to me it's a proof of reducing pixels to not make image quality to worse.

If there is anybody who can compare the SD300 with the S500 in a photographic test specific fot purple fringing ...
I am still convinced that image quality is much higher for the S500!!! I wanted both (image quality, and great movie mode) with the SD300. I didn't care for a little reduced image quality, but (for ex.) in a specific photo on this site, all I can see is purple fringing, and with that I can't believe that this is a picture of a camera that expensive!

I don't just want to buy something small, it must deliver quality also... otherwise the cam shouldn't be that small!

Not that I don't like this camera, but a S500-sized cam with the same movie mode as the SD300 and quality of the S500 should be much better!!!!