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    If by better you mean longer, then yes. The...

    If by better you mean longer, then yes. The higher the number the longer it is. However, the longer you go, the less noticeable the difference is (i.e., 300mm doesn't get you a whole heck of a lot...
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    If you'll ever use the hot shoe, and/or love the...

    If you'll ever use the hot shoe, and/or love the large LCD, then you want the S5. If neither of those apply, the S3 has marginally better performance when it comes to noise. Both will do fantastic in...
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    Have you considered renting?

    Have you considered renting?
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    I personally would give a slight edge on image...

    I personally would give a slight edge on image quality to the SX100, but features, the S5 wins hands down. Rotating LCD, electronic viewfinder (vs no viewfinder on the SX100) the great movie mode...
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    The majority of the money Sony makes is after the...

    The majority of the money Sony makes is after the sale of the actual item. That holds true for most of their items.
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    NO F.ING THANK YOU! Sony's smile detection is...

    NO F.ING THANK YOU! Sony's smile detection is embarrassing enough (hey, jerks, maybe I want to take pictures of sad people) for photography. Pretty soon, it'll just be "well we have unlimited memory,...
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    They generally don't obtain their income legally...

    They generally don't obtain their income legally though. Are you implying Don is a burglar?
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    The 30D is a steal right now if you don't need...

    The 30D is a steal right now if you don't need the live view or extra fps of the 40D. Just the fact that it extends to ISO 3200 (which will come in handy if you're shooting concerts and don't need to...
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    Or when it's too muddy outside to lay on the...

    Or when it's too muddy outside to lay on the ground to get the angle you want.
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    The live view would be the other thing pushing it...

    The live view would be the other thing pushing it just barely over the edge enough for me to consider. Though I wouldn't consider spot metering completely worthless, I agree it wouldn't be life...
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    I've never felt the need to upgrade from my XT to...

    I've never felt the need to upgrade from my XT to the XTi, but I am considering upgrading to the 40D (and the XSi is kinda tempting too). Plus, you can find some great deals used on both right now if...
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    12 megapixels means 12 million pixels. The sensor...

    12 megapixels means 12 million pixels. The sensor in the camera has 12 million little holes that capture light.

    Megabytes are one million bytes of file storage. A byte is a 0 or a 1.

    It...
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    This is correct. Sorry, I have too many cameras,...

    This is correct. Sorry, I have too many cameras, my compacts label it as super fine. As long as you are on the L with the quarter circle on it, you're at the highest resolution. I also agree that...
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    Also known as shooting film.

    Also known as shooting film.
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    If you're shooting at Large and Superfine, then...

    If you're shooting at Large and Superfine, then you're shooting at 12 megapixels, which is the largest you can shoot with the XSi.
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    When you say meg, what exactly are you referring...

    When you say meg, what exactly are you referring to? You realize that 12 mega pixels doesn't mean the pictures will be 12 megabytes. They have nothing to do with each other. If you're on the L that...
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    Have any examples you could post?

    Have any examples you could post?
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    Send it to Canon and see how much they'll charge...

    Send it to Canon and see how much they'll charge you to repair it.
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    Contrast mostly. If you have a picture with not...

    Contrast mostly. If you have a picture with not much constrast, all the camera has to record is a bunch of similarly (or identically) colored pixels. Add a lot of contrast and color, and the camera...
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    Canon's marketing of the G9 is to fill the wants...

    Canon's marketing of the G9 is to fill the wants of people who have SLR's and lenses and are very hard to satisfy with a compact camera. It's geared towards people who are picky about their image...
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    The G9 is nearing the top of your price range,...

    The G9 is nearing the top of your price range, but will give you the best image quality of the models you mentioned. However, it doesn't take AA batteries, it takes a rechargeable lithium ion...
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    Yes, often times the larger cards weren't even...

    Yes, often times the larger cards weren't even available at the time of manufacturing (therefore at time of printing the user manual), so it's not uncommon for cameras to accept cards and...
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    In addition to the excellent suggestion by cdi,...

    In addition to the excellent suggestion by cdi, if you're not setting your white balance manually (or shooting RAW files, you didn't mention the camera), color differences can be very extreme.
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    Class 6 is faster than class 4. I'm not...

    Class 6 is faster than class 4. I'm not personally familiar enough with the video of the FZ18 to know what format it uses, but I will say that my Canon S3 that used uncompressed .avi files (about 10...
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    It's built kinda cheap, and feels overly plastic...

    It's built kinda cheap, and feels overly plastic to me, but that might not be a problem for you. The images are pretty good, and aside from the memory stick format it's a very good camera for the...
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