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Sony p8 or Canon A75?

by gamergeek / June 9, 2004 3:02 PM PDT

I simply can not choose.
They are both priced right now at $249.99

They are both 3.2 mp, both have video with sound (which was important to me), both have solid casings, both have 3x zoom.

Differences:
P8 is more compact. Will record movies until memory fills up (not like 2 1/2 minute tops like A75), and uses Info-Lithium batteries.

A75 has a few more features in regards to shooting modes, but I'm a novice. Uses AA batteries. Has digic processor. Supposedly Canon makes a better camera lens than the Sony p8.

For those of you who can look at the specs and give me what you think is a better buy for my money and for my uses (home camera, family photos, print and share. Must be fast!) I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks!

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Re:Sony p8 or Canon A75?
by snapshot / June 10, 2004 1:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Sony p8 or Canon A75?

You might take a look at what owners of those cameras say about them.

Here is a link, look under the "Problems" heading of each of the postings. Sometimes an owner finds something that you may have overlooked. You can then judge if it is a problem for you.

When looking at owner's reviews just remember that there is always at least one "old grouch" who doesn't like anything; and usually a few cheery souls who love everything.

Sony P8
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/read_opinions.asp?prodkey=sony_dscp8


Canon A70 (no data on the A75 yet)
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/read_opinions.asp?prodkey=canon_a70


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Re: Sony p8 or Canon A75?
by jump1127 / June 12, 2004 10:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Sony p8 or Canon A75?

For the picture quality, the Sony model you choose can't really compete with CanonA75. Besides, Sony's memory stick is quite more expensive and limited to the brand than that of Canon. Comparing the features, Canon slightly edged out Sony, such as the adjusting range of shutter speed and apperture, and other specific picture functions. Battery seem to be the only edge Sony provided better than Canon. Besides, Canon software is much easier to use than Sony's unless you're familiar to Sony accessories. Good luck ..

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