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    Dec 2007

    Canon PowerShot SD1000 vs. Sony Cybershot W55 (Or something better?)


    * What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Please be as specific as possible.
    <$300. Maybe $350 at the most, but I want to be able to get a bigger memory card too.

    Also, it must be bought at Bestbuy, or a store that I can actually go to and buy the camera. Buying online is not an option (unless absolutely needed).


    * What size camera are you looking for? Or does size not matter at all to you?
    Must fit in my pocket. Jacket pocket at most.


    How many megapixels will suffice for you?
    That's what I'm hoping you guys will be able to tell me .

    * What optical zoom will you need? (None, Standard = 3x-4x, Ultrazoom = 10x-12x, Other - Specify)
    Whatever is within my price range. Probably 3x-4x?

    * How important is “image quality” to you? (Rate using a scale of 1-10)
    8-10. I want the best "bang for my buck." I am mostly concerned with blur in my photos.

    Do you care for manual controls?
    If you guys can help me learn how to use them to get take the best photo possible.

    General Usage

    * What will you generally use the camera for?
    Photos of friends/family, random landscape, random city photos, etc.

    * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not?
    I don't think so.

    Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos?
    A combination of both. I want to say 65%/35% maybe.

    Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos?
    Probably not. May come up though.


    Are there particular brands you like or hate?
    I like Canon & Sony from what I've read from online reviews.

    Are there particular models you already have in mind?
    Canon PowerShot SD1000
    Sony Cybershot W55
    I can't determine which one is better. Please let me know which one is better, and if you can include something better for around the same price. I need to know which is better of the 2 though :P.

    (If applicable) Do you need any of the following special features? (Wide Angle, Image Stabilization, Weatherproof, Hotshoe, Rotating LCD)
    N/A. But I would like to mention that I probably will not be purchasing a tripod, so I need a camera that can take non-blurry photos in low light photos with, and especially, *WITHOUT* flash (as flash usually bleaches out the person's face, which I do not like).
    Last edited by misterjuju; 12-15-2007 at 11:07 PM.

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