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dulced
07-02-2007, 07:07 AM
Thanks for all your help!!!! ;)

Here are the questions requested:
Budget
* What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible.
Up to $450

Size
* What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you?
18oz. Or less

Features

How many megapixels will suffice for you?
Between 7-10 MP

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

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

Do you care for manual controls?
Unknown, will learn to use if available

General Usage
* What will you generally use the camera for?
Vacation trips, photography aficionado, events

* Will you be making big prints of your photos or not?
Rarely

* Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos?
Yes some.

* Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos?
Yes

Miscellaneous

*Are there particular brands you like or hate?
Open to suggestions really
*Are there particular models you already have in mind?
No
*(If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD)
Image Stabilization a must, Rotating LCD would be nice but not necessary

pas49ras
07-02-2007, 07:39 AM
image Stabilization a must, Rotating LCD would be nice but not necessary

With image stabilization as must have, the Canon S3 /S5 are the best all around ultra zooms. Best low light performance is found in the Fuji camp with the S6000FD or S700 but you forgo the IS. If only Fuji would add IS to there cameras:(

smartguy26
07-02-2007, 05:53 PM
image stabilization is not as necessary a feature as you might think. image stabilization systems only work to stop movement cause by your hands while taking a photo and have no effect an actual moving subject. Although it is helpful at longer focal lengths when photographing still subjects.

sridhar
07-03-2007, 02:24 AM
The overall features that S6000fd provides far outweigh its lack of IS when you look at the bigger 'picture'. ;)

dulced
07-03-2007, 05:19 AM
It seems everywhere I hear good reviews about Canon. However, it always seems like if you get one feature there is always something else missing...

thanks to all who responded so far....