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Old 11-09-2004, 03:25 PM   #1
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Opinions on digital camera

Ok photo guru's. Opinions please.
I have had it with my old 2.1 megapixel camera and am getting a new on.
Either the Cannon S60 or the Cannon S70.
It has to have an underwater housing available and these 2 do.
Does the jump from 5.1 to 7.1 megapixels make that much difference?
Link to specs on both
S70
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canons70/
S60
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canons60/
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Old 11-09-2004, 03:33 PM   #2
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I can't help you on this one Q, but I can say YOU LUCKY DOG!!!!!
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Old 11-09-2004, 03:47 PM   #3
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Does the jump from 5.1 to 7.1 megapixels make that much difference?
Yes, usually in visible noise, let me look at the specs...
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Old 11-09-2004, 03:53 PM   #4
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They have the same size sensor, the bump in noise is going to be there, whether it's a problem or not, will depend on your taste. Both have ISO 50, so if you shoot iso 50 or 100, it's doubtful if you'll notice it at all. They seem to have the same lens, the higher MP will give you more cropping ability but 100mm isn't much.

Between the two, I'd go with the 7mp cam, I doubt the noise will be a big issue and you'll be able to get better and bigger prints, if you want them.
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Old 11-09-2004, 04:16 PM   #5
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Thanks Kevin and Revtree.
So for just every day shooting and printing (Not interested all that much in larger prints), pretty much the same result? Reason I ask is that 60 is in stock, the 70 needs to be ordered and is about $50 more.
What do you think of the camera's in general?
This is for work, everyday and diving. Gonna have a Sea and Sea MX10 with strobe for sale when this is all set.
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Old 11-09-2004, 04:21 PM   #6
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I think there are probably better cams suited to the diving, but I couldn't tell you what they are. With just 100mm your going to have to get awfully close. a 5mp will probably give you decent 8X10s maybe even 11X14 with the right software. The 7mp will give you bigger prints and more room to crop to bring the subject a little closer. Look for the S70 from an online source, you can probably find it cheaper and in stock
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Thanks for the great help, I really appreciate it!
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Old 11-09-2004, 05:43 PM   #8
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Yup, found it online, ordered and saved $60 even with shipping.
Thanks for the help!!
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Where did you buy from? Did you check them out? There are some disreputable places out there.
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Old 11-09-2004, 06:35 PM   #10
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Ya, they are legit.
http://www.butterflyphoto.com
Refered by this review site
http://dpr-cnet.com.com/Canon_PowerS...-30994101.html
epinons.com has an extensive list of reviews on them too.
I called them and got a decent deal on a 128mb high speed card too.
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