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Nikon Coolpix 5900 or Canon S410

by jimsam / August 24, 2005 1:48 PM PDT

I have never owned a camera but have researched these two digital compacts as I would like a small camera for travel. Being a newbie, I would appreciate any suggestions. Both have good reviews from most. Obviously, quality of picture under various circumstances is important. I am leaning toward the Nikon. Thanks for any help.

Jim

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Nikon 5900 - Canon S410
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / August 24, 2005 11:41 PM PDT

You did some pretty good research.
You came up with two winners.

You will be happy with either camera.

Here is a view of their specifications, side-by-side:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?method=sidebyside&cameras=canon_s410%2Cnikon_cp5900&show=all

The only thing that jumps out is the difference in video capability. The Nikon 5900 can produce 640 x 480 at 30 fps (frames per second).

From reading reviews, the 5900 has a lot more scene modes.

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Since you have your "want list" down to two excellent choices, it is time to visit a store where you can get your hands on the cameras. See how they fit and feel to you.

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Nikon or canon model
by jimsam / August 26, 2005 1:28 PM PDT

Thankyou snapshot 2. I appreciate your help.

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The Nikon seems better
by IamIcan / August 25, 2005 12:27 AM PDT
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Personal Experience of the E5900
by lhwj / August 25, 2005 12:31 PM PDT
In reply to: The Nikon seems better
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Nikon or Canon
by jimsam / August 26, 2005 1:33 PM PDT

lhwj,

Thank you. Getting an actual owners opinion made my decision.

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thanx
by jimsam / August 26, 2005 1:30 PM PDT
In reply to: The Nikon seems better

Thank you for your help. I really like this site.

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