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Canon s500 or Sony P100

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Anonymous
August 20, 2004 11:10:57 AM

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I can't decide between the two. The sony has a better battery life, faster
shutter, better video, bigger screen, but it uses memory cards and has a
inferior form factor IMO. They both have excellent pictures from what I
gather I have a canon s100 now but am ready for an upgrade. Anyone have any
views from experience between these? Thanks

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Anonymous
August 20, 2004 11:11:32 AM

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The p100 is over $100 cheaper as well.

"Asscrack" <jzurb@charter.net> wrote in message
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> I can't decide between the two. The sony has a better battery life,
faster
> shutter, better video, bigger screen, but it uses memory cards and has a
> inferior form factor IMO. They both have excellent pictures from what I
> gather I have a canon s100 now but am ready for an upgrade. Anyone have
any
> views from experience between these? Thanks
>
>
Anonymous
August 20, 2004 12:35:54 PM

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On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 07:10:57 -0400, "Asscrack" <jzurb@charter.net> wrote:

>I can't decide between the two. The sony has a better battery life, faster
>shutter, better video, bigger screen, but it uses memory cards and has a
>inferior form factor IMO. They both have excellent pictures from what I
>gather I have a canon s100 now but am ready for an upgrade. Anyone have any
>views from experience between these? Thanks
>

I'd choose the Canon S-500. It'll be a nice upgrade to your S-100 and you
already have Compact Flash memory. The Sony P-100 may be a very nice
camera but I don't like Sony's "gotta be different" attitude with their
Memory Stick memory. Remember Sony VCR's. Everyone else was using
the VHS format but Sony had to be different!
Are Memory Sticks any better than the other formats? No.
Are they more expensive? Yes.
I once had a Sony Digital Camera, a Mavica FD-7, but it used floppy
disks for image storage, so I know they make a good product.
I also had a Canon S-100 and upgraded it a while back to the S-400
which I still like and use.

Jack Mac
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Anonymous
August 20, 2004 11:31:27 PM

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On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 07:10:57 -0400, "Asscrack" <jzurb@charter.net>
wrote:

>I can't decide between the two. The sony has a better battery life, faster
>shutter, better video, bigger screen, but it uses memory cards and has a
>inferior form factor IMO. They both have excellent pictures from what I
>gather I have a canon s100 now but am ready for an upgrade. Anyone have any
>views from experience between these? Thanks

If you're considering the S500, then have you considered Sony's DSC-W1
at all? They're in the same price range, at least around here,
anyway. It came down to the S500 and DSC-W1 for me and I chose the W1
and I'm happy with it. But I probably would've been just as happy
wtih the S500 too.

It just came down to a few things personal preferences for me, such as
better video and a live histogram. The latter is something I'm
finding very useful. But the S500 does have the manual white balance,
which I sometimes wish I had the use with my W1. But W1 still does a
pretty good job in auto WB mode and its predetermined settings do
pretty good too.

So, if you have the cash to consider the S500, then perhaps you might
wanna consider the W1 as well. Good luck!
Anonymous
August 24, 2004 5:39:59 PM

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Just returned a p100 I bought on amazon. The camera is pretty nice...
BUT I found it impossible to hold still while pressing the button.
DUH! And I'm not especially spacko either, my friend also had the same
problem with the camera.

I didn't like getting high resolution, 5.1MP blurred images. I'm going
for a bigger camera now, which has some "grip" to it. The S500 is
pretty small too, from what I've seen.
!