Canon just announced the S5 IS
Here is the press release:
There are several cameras that compete against the Canon S3 IS.
Sony H2/H5 (Sony recently announced the H7/H9.
Panasonic FZ8 and FZ50.
Kodak P712, Z612 and Z712IS
I am hoping you can help me decide which camera to buy! I have been looking at the Canon powershot S3 IS, but I thought your input would help before I commit to buy it. Is there something more suitable for me in the same or cheaper price bracket?
I want to mainly take the following sort of pics (with the same camera!)
Snaps of my pets and family etc.
More 'photographer' type portraits (amature but good quality)
Micro close up of flowers
and clear zoom pictures of wild birds.
Many years ago I was into photography (before the digital era, lol) so I want something I can 'play/fiddle' with too, creating different effects. Although I have forgotten much regarding such things as depth of field, a good bit of focused study on my part should have me back on track. JUST point and shot wont be enough for what I want right now. Having said that I don't want to be changing lenses and getting over complicated for family snaps! Point and shot for these pics is also necessary!
So am I looking at the best digital camera for me? Or do you have a better idea? I honestly haven't got a clue. So any input will be much appreciated!