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Monday, 06 December 2010


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Amazing deal on an excellent camera. Thanks!

I certainly appreciate the tip, but I decided a while ago that there was no particularly good reason to spend more than $120 on a P&S digicam. The ONLY reason I can think of is "higher resolution screen", but even that strikes me as a weak argument. Greater zoom range? How often do you need to take a picture at 750mm-e? How many pictures taken at 750mm-e are any good? More megapixels? Nope. Better image quality? Doubtful. If you shop carefully, you can get a pretty competent camera for $120.


Should be a great deal! I bought my wife the SD800 a few years ago, earlier version with 28-105 equiv IS lens, it still works perfectly and takes great snapshots.

@Adam: I only want to process raw--hate having only JPEGs from the camera. But I do agree that the cheapest P&S that shoots raw is the first one to consider.



For what it's worth, many Canon P&S digicams (even fairly cheap ones) can shoot raw if you install the alternate CHDK firmware. For more information, see here: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK_for_Dummies



The incentive for buying the SD4000 is not the easily accomplished P&S zoom as you can find in ones like the SX210.
It's the f/2.0 aperture and the backlit CMOS sensor, which naturally still doesn't come close to any DSLR, but in compact terms, is nothing less then a new era of manufacturers cross-eyeing towards image quality instead of pure megapixel count.


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