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Old 12-16-2006, 01:23 AM   #16
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Interesting.

I want something with a very fast shutter.

Do I have to go with SLR?
The SD has a fast shutter too, but it's auto.
I own a Canon Rebel XT DSLR, which has a lot of manual modes like shutter priority. Several of the Canon non-DSLRs also have most of the manual modes, but not the SDxxx series. The A series has manual modes (I have the A540).

eta: so no a DSLR is not needed unless you want 1/4000s speed. The A series goes up to 1/2000s (user adjustable) as does the SD series (not user adjustable).
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Old 12-16-2006, 01:54 AM   #17
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This is an example of shutter priority mode, which the SD series can't handle. I used 1/1000 or 1/2000 shutter speed for this shot of the Thunderbirds. The SD would probably not evaluate it properly, and the jets would be blurred. Blurring would also occur for sport and concert shots. That's why we see many blurry concert shots around here - because the user used auto mode and the shutter speed was auto-set too slow.
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Old 12-16-2006, 03:27 AM   #18
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Dont get a Kodak.
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Old 12-16-2006, 10:56 AM   #19
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I know.





Nice pic!
I will probably be using the camera for the kiddies when they are running and doing stuff, so I think that the SD will probably do fine. If I get a Xmas bonus (crosses fingers), i'll problaby get the XT.
Great advise.
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:00 PM   #20
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Nice pic!
I will probably be using the camera for the kiddies when they are running and doing stuff, so I think that the SD will probably do fine. If I get a Xmas bonus (crosses fingers), i'll problaby get the XT.
Great advise.
Thanks. The SD series might also use too low a shutter speed for sports/motion, depending on lighting conditions. Sunny conditions should be fine, but in lower light or indoors the SD's auto mode might use too slow a shutter speed to freeze motion when the subject is out of the flash's range. The Canon A710 or A700 would also be worth looking into (as they have more advanced shooting modes) and cost less.
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:29 PM   #21
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Actually the SD900 has a new feature called "scene modes", which slightly expands the amount of manual control the user has. But it's still less manual control than the A series.
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So much information

Canon SD630 is on the table (900 is too much $$$)






Edit: How about some Kodak horror stories
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:11 AM   #24
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Edit: How about some Kodak horror stories

Not really stories, but basically, there are just FAR better cameras out there than Kodak. For some reason I got stuck on this Kodak kick and thought they were so great, my last 3 cameras have all been Kodak easy shares. But seeing other peoples pictures, and cameras has made me realize that they are really not that great. For outside pics with no flash they take awesome shots, but inside w/flash forget it. You either get tons of red eye, too bright, not bright enough, bad quality etc. And mine is a 6.1 megapixel which I thought was supposed to be good. Not to mention I must have gotten just a TINY bit of juice/drink on the lens at a party in October and since then I have to manually open and close the lens shutter every time by hand. I've cleaned it countless times with rubbing alchohol and its just still very stubborn. Ok so maybe that was pretty much my fault but this camera still sucks. I'm going for a Nikon or Canon next.
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So much information

Canon SD630 is on the table (900 is too much $$$)
The Canon SD630 and other SDxxx models are beginner cameras that look sleek and are good for point and shoot of still objects, not moving things (like musicians, athletes, etc.). I owned a SD series and ended up selling it due to its limited features. The A series - e.g. A6xx and A7xx are much more advanced in the Canon powershot line.
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I'd recommend a Cannon SDanything. I bought an SD200 last year, and it is perfect for what I need to do. I'm thinking up upgrading, because apparently I purchased mine right before all the new shit came out, but I will never buy another brand of camera again.

Oh and when you do get one, stop by this site first:
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I have a Canon PowerShot S1-IS and I love it except it's big and I need a filter b/c many pics are washed out (not the camera's fault though when I'm taking outdoor pics at noon on a sunny day in Hawaii or Africa - if you're not near the equator, you should be OK). The S-series is now on S3 I believe. It has "image stabilizer" which has allowed me to take pics w/ the 10x zoom and have them come out clear even without a tripod.
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Also the first couple of posts in this thread will give you a reference point - they're some darn good recommendations and in your price range as well
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Also the first couple of posts in this thread will give you a reference point - they're some darn good recommendations and in your price range as well
Those models are outdated now. powershot.com has Canon's latest models.
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