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Need Help. SD4000 or 300HS

 
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Jun 25, 2011 22:42 |  #1

LOoking for an all around P&S camera.

1. I have SD960 IS and will be giving it to my cousin. So im here to upgrade. i like it overall.
2. reason of the two is because they're both have about the same price.
3. I maybe able to push to 500HS but not sure about the touchScreen.
4. I dont shoot RAW so S90/95 doesnt really matter.
5. Looking for same IQ or better than SD960.
6. Videos - I'm okay with both.

SD4000 (+/-) (haven't seen it in person because local bestbuy doesnt have it)
+around the same size as my SD960 and it looks like the controls are the same.
+AV and TV
- OLDER

300HS (played around with it at bestbuy)
+NEWER
+smaller so it's much nicer to pocket
+more creative features (it would be nice to have some extra just in case)
+24-120mm

I want to know if i'll be missing something by getting the Older SD4000 as far as technology goes except the creative features.

I will be using this camera everywhere and everything. (portrait, landscape, beach, indoor, party, cars, ...and everything else)

ALso, is 36mm too tight for landscape and indoor shootings? (SD4500)

Thanks.




  
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Jun 26, 2011 07:23 |  #2

The SD4000 has a f/2 lens but a shorter zoom (28-105) compared to the 300HS




  
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Jun 26, 2011 09:46 |  #3

500 HS does F2.0.....


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Jun 26, 2011 11:24 as a reply to  @ Brules's post |  #4

Indeed, you should compare the SD4000 to the ELPH 500.
The ELPH 300 is more of a successor to the SD1400.
The main differences, as already stated are the f/2.0 of the SD4000
against the wider 24mm of the ELPH 300.
Other than that, the SD4000 is a killer bang for the buck camera.

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Jun 26, 2011 11:37 |  #5

thanks guys.

Like I said, I'm comparing the two cameras because they're about the same price. I'd pick up the 500HS in a heartbeat if it wasn't touch screen. I read that the touchscreen is not as good as iphone.

I'm mostly considering the 300HS because it's new and I don't want to miss anything that new cameras have now as far as technology goes or important features that it's not in older models.

Thanks again.




  
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Jun 26, 2011 12:12 as a reply to  @ RyanQ's post |  #6

As far as technology goes you're really not giving up anything in choosing the SD4000. The f/2 lens and Av, Tv modes are significant pluses for the SD4000. The only thing about the 300 HS that's notable to me personally is the zoom range and size...but to each their own.




  
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Jun 26, 2011 23:21 |  #7

What about the Nikon P300 guys?... yes it's not Canon... but I'm still not decided yet. Thanks




  
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Jun 27, 2011 01:37 |  #8

The P300 is just like the ELPH 500, but looks nicer and has no touch screen.
If it fits tour budget - I'd recommend it over the SD4000, and even over the ELPH 500.
The only thing it lacks is an orientation sensor (what were Nikon thinking?),
so you'll have to rotate portrait shots by your self on your computer.
The only workaround is when using face detection - then images are rotated automatically.

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Jun 27, 2011 01:56 |  #9

thanks. I just recently considered the Nikon P300. I've never had nikon before. . And i've had 4 P&S canon.

Im just looking at the specs sheet now. If you have anything to say about the P300 over the canons that is not on the specs , please do. Thanks




  
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Jun 27, 2011 02:23 |  #10

Look here:
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=i8gi6F50Z70 (external link)
It doesn't compare with the S95 - but the fact that it's even considered as such is a lot to say about a camera.

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Jun 27, 2011 08:19 as a reply to  @ eyalg's post |  #11

Here's DPR's review on the P300. It has a smaller sensor, and does not shoot RAW, so cannot really be compared to the S95, IMHO.

http://www.dpreview.co​m/reviews/nikonp300/ (external link)

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Jun 27, 2011 18:22 |  #12

I've got a 300HS... it's a great little camera... I have it in my pocket at all times...


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Jun 27, 2011 20:18 |  #13

Nikon p300 is very comparable to the 500HS, both have fast 24mm zoom lenses and backlit sensors and both about $280. I beleive the video implementation to be better on the Canon, but the NIkon has manual control.

I've also been looking at Sony's Exmor R cameras like the WX9 and WX10.


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Jun 28, 2011 19:53 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #14

SD4000 has slow video focus, I'm looking at selling mine and getting something, maybe even cheaper unit that has better video.




  
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Jun 29, 2011 01:07 |  #15

Like I wrote in another post - check out Sony's WX10.
On top of the features I specified there, it has a new focusing system, which is supposed to be faster.

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