I am anxious to see the reviewers tackle these two.
As for ISO 800 or 1000:
"a drop in the bucket difference"
The real question will be, what is the difference in noise level at 800 and 1000.
Boosting optical zoom by lowing megapixels has the smell of "digital zoom".
However, they may be playing around with the focal length of the lens too.
They are going to have to explain their theory.
Waiting for the reviews.
I know they aren't out yet, but just wondering what people think will be a better camera?
I am looking to purchase one or the other, and my criteria are 1) good burst shooting (Sony's doesn't look so hot, S3 IS looks good) and clarity at distance.
How much will it matter the Sony ISO 1000 vs. the Canon ISO 800?
Will the Sony 7.2 MP be that much better than Canon 6.0 MP?
Also, I noted the optical zoom of the Sony H5 can be boosted higher by lowering the Megapixels...can the S3 IS do that?
Just curious for thoughts from people with more experience than me.