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difference b/w Canon PowerShot SD950 IS and sd 870 ID please

by shaarii / September 27, 2007 5:06 PM PDT


I saw that canon launched 3 new cameras recently, and I would like to know the differences before buying. I'm excited since it seems like these new ones offer manual options.

But are the price differences and upgrades really just because of the amount of megapixels or are there other genuine differences you see in camera quality and other options?

Oh and any other recommendation from nikon or other companies would be appreciated. I really like having manual options but I am not a prosumer yet.

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Canon SD870IS - SD950IS
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / September 28, 2007 12:41 AM PDT

There are several differences.
The SD950IS has 12 megapixels as opposed to 8
It has a stronger flash
It has more video options
It has a viewfinder

The SD870IS has a 3inch LCD as opposed to 2.5

Neither camera has manual controls.
Manual controls are:
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Program AE
Full Manual

They do have several settings you can change, as do just about all digital cameras.

For an ultra compact camera with manual controls.....check out the Casio V8.

Here is a comparison of the three cameras:


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thank you
by shaarii / September 28, 2007 4:34 PM PDT

just the information i needed. i must've mistaken about the manual controls in the new canon line. bummer. i will definitely check out the casio rec!!

thank you so so much.

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