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Chosing between Canon S3, S5 and A650 IS.. and Kodak ZD710

by / December 12, 2007 2:09 AM PST

Well.. I'm buying a camera before Christmas (hopefully). And I'm trying to choose between four

1 Canon powershot S3 IS (205

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by AndyfromVA / December 12, 2007 3:36 AM PST

I haven't read any reviews of the Kodak ZD710 but though it has a 10x zoom it doesn't have optical image stabilization and it only has a 2 inch LCD.

I'm sure the Canons are far superior.

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which did you choose

so, which camera did you choose?...what were the deciding factors?...what do you think of the camera you bought?...I'm debating between the S5 and A650 IS, so your ultimate decision interests me.

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final choise
by / January 3, 2008 7:50 PM PST
In reply to: which did you choose

Well I bought the S5. I was looking for a good bridge camera and the S5 was "IT". I put Kodak out of the race because the digital processor is not as good as Canons. They process light differently. So far I only liked Canon's and Sonny's digital processor. Nikon is also high end.

So Now we come to Canon. S5 IS is beautiful thing but a bit big, not sporty, big carrying case and stuff. But since I already have a small camera tht fits nicely into pockets.. this doesn't bother me, also i was looking for something semi-professional. So in the S series.. S5 is best for the price.

As for the A650 its a bit old. And in the same price range you can get A710 or 720 as well.

Unfortunately I haven't tested it yet. I bought the camera from an online german supplier who was selling it abt 70

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