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6th of August 2007 (Mon), 12:04
Can't choose! Help!What to choose, between
Canon PowerShot SD850 IS (http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_sd850is.asp)
(Digital IXUS 950 IS) (http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_sd850is.asp)
Canon PowerShot G7 (http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_g7.asp)
I want to be able to take nice daily life shots while I also want it to be able to take pictures in water (like scuba diving). I think the occasion of my diving will be rarely too. What do you guys say? :)
6th of August 2007 (Mon), 13:03
I would go with the G7 for the following reasons:
The G7 has a slightly longer reach. (140 vs. 210)
The G7 supports manual focus. I know itís not used much, but having that flexibility is nice just in case you ever need it.
The G7 has a faster lens (5.8 vs 5.5) Not a huge difference but zoomed out the faster lens is nice.
G7 has better macro capabilities.
G7 has a faster max shutter also supports aperture and shutter priority modes
6th of August 2007 (Mon), 17:18
They are both very different cameras (apart from the fact they are made by Canon) so I suggest you compare the specs of both at Dpreview:
Then try holding each in your hand at a store if possible, then decide which suits your particular needs best - only you can do that.
And of course each is capable of taking fine photos ;)
6th of August 2007 (Mon), 22:29
Haha, alright. I got what u mean. thanks teekay. I'll go to the store and waste the sellers' time a bit.
7th of August 2007 (Tue), 04:51
G7 all the way.....
7th of August 2007 (Tue), 11:54
I think you need to set your priorities before you consider either of these cameras. These are two completely different cameras that shouldn't really be pitted against each other. First, I would decide what market exactly you are in. Do you want something really light and pocketable (The SD850 is nearly half the weight of the G7) to possibly complement a larger camera? Or are you willing to sacrifice some portability and weight for the wide set of features and improvement in quality?
The G7 is obviously a "better" camera as far as taking pictures goes, but it's also in a completely different and much higher end segment. Figure out which suits your needs more, they are both fine cameras.
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