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Canon S5, Canon S3, or sx100

by PKidOne / March 23, 2008 11:35 AM PDT

I'm trying to decide between these three cameras but I am finding problems with each of them and would go with a dslr but don't have the money for the lenses I want so the slr would be pointless. The one at first glance that looks most intriguing is the Canon s5 is. Great feature and the size doesn't really bother me that much because I like the zoom. The thing that is holding be back from purchasing it is some reviewers have said because it is an 8 megapixel camera, there is a decent amount of noise even at iso's as low as 400. With the canon s3 is, I like how it has just the right amount of megapixels but I really dislike the small lcd screen and the lack of face detection and digic 3 processor. With the sx100 I like it in every way except for the lack of an electronic view finder and the delay some people say it has when using flash photography. 4 seconds between shots is not very good. so i'm stuck. thanks for any help you can give.

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Canons
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 23, 2008 1:29 PM PDT

Here is a link to a review of the Canon S5:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canons5is/

Look at page 7 of the review and you can see the noise level at various ISO settings.
400 is not that bad.
800 is bad

The reviews of the S3 and the SX100 look almost identical to the S5.
The SX100 at 400 is better by a whisker.

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S5 is the best, ever
by faryap / March 24, 2008 7:21 AM PDT
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stuck on Canon
by jef46f / March 24, 2008 12:31 PM PDT

Don't overlook other manufacturers, Sony DSC-H9 is comparable and has 15x optical, olympus SP 560-UZ has 18x optical and electronic viewfinder, then there is the Fuji finepix S8000fd the reviews are fair on all and the megapixels are similar and price is within $60 of the Canon S5IS and features are same or better, the Oly even shoots RAW.

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