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python01
02-10-2006, 09:23 AM
How does Z6 compare to S2IS from Canon? Any thoughts?

coldrain
02-10-2006, 11:12 AM
While Jeff Keller did not get to review the Z6, this is what the conclusion was from dpreview for the Z6:

"Bottom line - we felt a little let down by this latest addition to the "Z" line. While it offers all of the features we love about these "super zoom" models, its mediocre image quality really drags it down. It has the ability to capture awesome video, but only at the smaller 320x240 resolution. With a MSRP of $399, it offers an OK value, especially for those who enjoy taking portraits. If you're in the market for a digicam with great telephoto capabilities and love the features of Konica Minolta's "Z" series, but don't necessarily need 6-megapixels of resolution, we recommend you take a look at the 5-megapixel DiMAGE Z5."

And this is their conclusion about the S2 IS:

"If you're looking for a light-weight, stylish, moderately-priced digicam that is versatile enough to handle most family events while getting you close to sports action or wildlife, the Canon PowerShot S2 IS should be high on your list. You should also consider the SONY Cyber-shot H1. Both cameras carry similar specifications and are capable of delivering high-quality images. The H1 provides better indoor flash and AF-assist performance, a larger LCD monitor, lower image noise at high ISO settings, shorter shutter lag and faster AF performance. The S2 IS advantages include better Continuous AF tracking of moving subjects, industry-leading movie mode, articulating LCD monitor, faster shutter speeds, greater playback magnification, and greater continuous shooting speed and buffer depth."

tgaf
02-11-2006, 08:26 PM
DPREview was not the source of the quotes. They come from Steves Digicams:http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/z6_pg5.html and http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/s2is_pg6.html

The point Coldrain was making is good: examine the cameras on the basis of what your requirements are. I further recommend going to www.pbase.com and examining actual photos taken with the cameras you are interested in. The Z6 has produced some very good photos (as have the other cameras mentioned). I have a Z6 and am very pleased with it. Do not dismiss it out of hand because of the review. In my experience, 1500 shots, the reservations Steve expresses have turned out to be non-issues. I have had maybe 5 cases of purple fringing in 1500 shots. The image quality really takes off when you adjust the contrast down to bring out fine details. In normal lighting noise is not a problem. The price is $100 cheaper than the Canon. Hope to have been of some help. Good luck in your selection.

coldrain
02-12-2006, 02:02 AM
DPREview was not the source of the quotes. They come from Steves Digicams:http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/z6_pg5.html and http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/s2is_pg6.html

Hey, thanks for correcting my stupid mistake :).