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21. Posted by BillyPyro (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

@Sander, i looked around the web for stores in Australia selling that Canon, some don't stock it saying it's a discontinued product? It's going for $470AU on a few other sites though, i think i may look into it.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 31, 2007, at 9:08 PM by BillyPyro ]

22. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 9y

My digital camera crapped itself back in March I and need a decent new one for my September trip to Japan.

I'm looking at one of the following -

Canon PowerShot A550
Canon PowerShot A460
Canon PowerShot SD850
Canon Powershot A560
Powershot A570 IS
Canon IXUS 800 IS

I've looked at one camera review site (http://www.steves-digicams.com/hardware_reviews.html) but the product info is overwhelming.
Looking for one which is primarily point and shoot but has extra features (e.g. movie with sound) when needed.

Any suggestions or hand-on experience greatly appreciated!!!

23. Posted by gandk (Full Member 100 posts) 9y

heres my bit for what its worth and my not so expert opinion.

Compact - I bought a Sony T7 last year and its served me well great picture quality for a tiny compact metal body takes some abuse and seems to be better than a lot of the newer sonys with touch screen rubbsh. so im not planning on replacing that for ages. picture quality is the best i have seen from a compact, and i mean seriously compact when it came out it was the smallest true 5mega pixal camera available. im sure you could pick up a T7 dirt cheap now.

SLR - as im off travelling soon i jumped on the SLR band wagon after lots of research and ended up with a canon 400d which also seems great so far - very quick not slow at all great screen compared the 350d naff lens so get a new lens or buy body only and get a new one. i just got a sigma 18-200 not the best lens i know but sharp and prob the best for traveling! i have read some bad reviews but they have been genral SLR bad reviews people who didn't really know what they were buying and wanted a point and shoot. All proper review site have given great reviews of the 400d (Rebel XTI).

24. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

How about Sony A700 !

25. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 9y

kombizz, I'm sorry, but seriously... Do you really consider that post of yours useful? It's been months since the original questions were asked, thus it can safely be assumed that the people who asked those questions have long since bought a camera.
Now, you toss out a name of a camera, but you don't say anything about the camera. Why should these specific posters consider the camera you named? Which features that they were looking for does it have, how does it excel above other cameras named before, what is its price point, where can I find more about it, etc, etc, etc? If I were a regular reader rather than a photography geek, I wouldn't even know if this camera would be a cheap compact like BillyPro was looking for, or an entry level DSLR such as italy_07 was looking for, or something else entirely.

Since you don't include such information, it almost appears to me as if the only reason for you posting is to drive up your postcount.
Please, take a few minutes when posting replies to consider what you're saying, if it's really useful and relevant, and if you should perhaps include some more information, or maybe refrain from replying at all... Not every single thread needs a reply.

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