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Old 11-27-2007, 04:39 AM   #1
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here is the down and dirty looking at 2 cameras I think would be decent for a average photographer. any thoughts on the Canon powershot S5 vs the sony cybershot H9. I can snag one of each for a pretty similiar price. the big thing I liked for the Canon is the SD card capability
other then that they seem really identical to me.
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The Sony is a better camera, IMO. Although the Canon is definitely a good buy. You won't be disappointed with either. Personally, memory card isn't a big deal to me (since I don't swap cards between cameras), so long as it doesn't use some crappy memory card.

Reasons: The lens is better on the sony, more zoom, better wide and more aperture range. The Sony also goes into higher ISO.
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Personally, memory card isn't a big deal to me (since I don't swap cards between cameras), so long as it doesn't use some crappy memory card.
Memory Stick blows goats.
I'm lucky my Sony DSLR takes CF
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CF cards FTW. Suckers are bricks, and can last through ANYTHING. I had one that got washed 2 times, and still worked.
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Personally, memory card isn't a big deal to me (since I don't swap cards between cameras), so long as it doesn't use some crappy memory card.
Memory Stick blows goats.
I'm lucky my Sony DSLR takes CF
A DSLR that doesn't take CF should just be put in a blender.
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I'd go with the sony. It has better resolution and zoom capabilities. The images stabilization is a plus too. I've always liked canon myself, but between the two, the sony seems the better deal.
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Personally, memory card isn't a big deal to me (since I don't swap cards between cameras), so long as it doesn't use some crappy memory card.
Memory Stick blows goats.
I'm lucky my Sony DSLR takes CF
A DSLR that doesn't take CF should just be put in a blender.
Kinda like my Canon 20D and canon SD1000. They both use SD cards fine.
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I have an old Sony DSCS50 (and I mean OLLLLD) and it takes better pictures then most newer higher res point and shoots. Why...the lens. The Zeiss lens is really fantastic. For a weak 2.1 that I use right now....its brilliant, but its a brick.

DSLR is a totally different animal though.

I'd get the Sony if I were you.
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thanks for all the advice I am hoping to get one after the first of the year hopefully there will be new pics of the regal then
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Kinda like my Canon 20D and canon SD1000. They both use SD cards fine.
20D is Compact Flash

The newer Nikon DSLR'* use SD, I have no problem with that, they're quite fast. Memory stick on the other hand, is slow AND expensive media...
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