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  1. #1
    scobalt Guest

    Compact digi cam

    Hi I am looking for a simple point and shoot camera to use to take pictures of my friends when we go out or just for simple portraits. I was looking at either the SD700IS or SD800IS because I like Canon cameras. Which one of thsese would you recommend? Maybe a different one?

    Budget

    I will spend up to 400.

    Size

    Small, compact, I want it to fit in my pocket nicely.

    Features

    How many megapixels will suffice for you?
    5

    * What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x, Other - Specify)
    3x-4x

    * How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10)
    9

    Do you care for manual controls?
    no

    General Usage

    * What will you generally use the camera for?
    night pictures with friends or simple portraits of myself or family

    * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not?
    no

    Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos?
    yes

    Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos?
    not really

    Miscellaneous

    Are there particular brands you like or hate?
    I like canon

    Are there particular models you already have in mind?
    SD700IS or SD800IS

    (If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD)
    I would like IS, I seem to get a lot of blurry pictures when I take them.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
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    Sydney, Australia
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    So what's the hesitation? You are looking at a 6MP and a 7MP camera. 800 IS has wide angle of 28 mm.
    Just remember to use flash indoors and IS only works on stationary subjects.

    Critics of 800 IS say it has softer edge and has more noise on the image.
    Check both reviews, and check out sample images:

    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ca..._sd800-review/
    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ca..._sd700-review/
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