I'm not sure whether the purple fringing problem is common to G6, but definitely G5. I still use S50 and quite happy with the camera unless,in the extreme condition, you will use the external flash. The picture's quailty of Canon S and G series aren't that noticably different. Both cameras are quite good digital camera. Besides, if you'll travel a lot, the smaller camera is more convenient. Why don't spend your extra money for the compact flash memory, instead ? Good luck.
I'm looking for a new camera and having trouble deciding between the Canon PowerShot G6 and the S70. What is the major difference and which one should I choose? Their specs seem so similar. As I spend a lot of time hiking and travelling in Japan, I want one that is good for outdoor scenery, have good Zoom, and features that I can play around with for those special scenes like Mt Fuji and cascading waterfalls. It also needs to be good for those special family photos as well.
The reviews on the PowerShot G6 mentions the purple fringing problems with this camera. Is it really that bad, or is it an issue for those people who are in the slightly more professional level?