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May 13, 2009 14:59 |  #16

If she's showing an interest in photography, the SD990 or the A590 might be better choices. Both have modes that give the photographer more control over camera settings than the SD1200 has; they still have the same "full automation" of the SD1200, but they'll also let you select shutter speed and aperture when you want to. And if she wants to learn, the extra control will be a real bonus.


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May 14, 2009 01:25 |  #17

Thanks for the response Jon, I hadn't thought of getting her one with manual mode but that's an excellent point. I would like to stick with the SD series as she has expressed a preference for smaller cameras. I also don't want to overwhelm her right off the bat, as she seems to enjoy taking photos with her Casio. What do you think about the SD 890IS? She has a good eye and if her interest grows I would like to get her a Rebel down the road, but first things first.


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May 14, 2009 07:14 |  #18

AFAIK the SD990 is the only SD model, and the A590 is the only A-series, to offer anything other than full automation or full automation with ISO control. The weight difference between the A590 and the SD890 is less than an ounce; the A590's not a lot bigger overall than the SD890 either; it's just the lens barrel that makes it somewhat deeper. But if you set them in "Green Box", they'll all function the same.


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Jun 06, 2009 01:28 |  #19

Why doesn't the SD1200IS have the my camera tab on the menu like the other powershots? I haven't hooked it up to the computer, but do you only get this once it's hooked up?




  
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Jun 21, 2009 01:35 |  #20

the orange color is my favorite. this might be my next p&s camera


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Jul 01, 2009 10:44 |  #21

sweet... yeah, how's the iq?




  
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Jul 01, 2009 19:52 |  #22

I just got this camera yesterday, I have taken about 400 shots with and and love it! I find that I can get the ISO up to 1600. How is it moved up to 3200?


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Jul 09, 2009 07:54 as a reply to  @ jsphotos's post |  #23

My wife got one of these a week ago. Haven't done any real testing, but have seen some nice shots from it, mostly from "P" mode and low ISO. But then I guess they all take nice shots with that setting. Still, I think it's probably a good camera. I think being "blue" probably ups the IQ a bit! ;)


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Aug 15, 2009 21:54 |  #24

I'm really impressed with the SD990. Great little pocket camera.




  
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