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Thread started 06 Aug 2007 (Monday) 12:04
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Can't choose! Help!

 
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Aug 06, 2007 12:04 |  #1

Can't choose! Help!What to choose, between

Canon PowerShot SD850 ISexternal link
(Digital IXUS 950 IS)external link


and

Canon PowerShot G7external link

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? :)




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Aug 06, 2007 13:03 |  #2

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 it’s 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


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Aug 06, 2007 17:18 as a reply to gjl711's post |  #3

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:

http://www.dpreview.co​m/reviews/external link

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 ;)




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Aug 06, 2007 22:29 |  #4

Haha, alright. I got what u mean. thanks teekay. I'll go to the store and waste the sellers' time a bit.




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Aug 07, 2007 04:51 |  #5

G7 all the way.....


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Aug 07, 2007 11:54 |  #6

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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