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Canon S80 -v- SD900

I'm debating between the two, but when viewing the specs side-by-side, I can't determine the difference. The S80 is much more expensive, so this leads me to believe there is a significant difference between the two. Can anyone give me an idea why the S80 would be preferable?

Thanks in advance for the help!!!!

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S80 is hard to find

In reply to: Canon S80 -v- SD900

I have researched all weekend and checked out the S80. It is impressive, but it is not small. It has everything you could ask for, but I could only find one store that had it and that is why it is so expensive. I believe it is a 2005 model. I found one on Craigs list in my area for $349.00. Excellent deal if you can find it and don't mind a bigger compact and it is alittle thick, but my husband loved the look of it. C-net gave it an 8.0 and editors choice.

Try Craigs list if you can find it. Hope that helps

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Canon S80 - Canon SD900

In reply to: Canon S80 -v- SD900

Comparing those cameras is almost apples and oranges.

They are very different.
Besides being physically larger than the SD900,
the S80 is aimed at the intermediate or advanced photographer.
It offers manual controls so that you can better control the results of the photos.
To use those controls properly you do need some experience with cameras or some training, or be willing to learn.
If you do not want to use the manual controls, there is no point in buying the camera.

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