What do folks think of this one anyone tried it -- Canon Powershot SD850IS Digital ELPH Camera? Any other ideas for an in the pocket take anywhere camera??
Gee, Paul, I reckon I'd say more than 'Darn' if I lost my camera! :)) I have a little Canon Ixus as a 'pocket' camera and it generally does a good job. For more ideas and some reviews, you might care to look at either DC Resource http://www.dcresource.com/ or DPreview http://www.dpreview.com/ , two sites which I have found particularly useful when camera shopping.
I actually purchased a SD850IS a few weeks ago. I'm still getting used to it, but I've enjoyed it so far. If you're used to Canons, its very easy to use (same/similar functionality), the picture quality appears to be very good, the image stabilization is nice. If you want a super compact Canon, you may want to look at the SD750, however, if you want a compact camera with a lot of features, the SD850IS is a good choice. Hope that's helpful!
I don't have a digital but my film camera is a canon and that is where I would look for a digital one. Carole.
I love my HP R927. It is small, has an unbreakable case, and has one of the largest screens for viewing pictures .....It also has sound and vidoe, although I think most digitals have that. It has 8.2 megapixels, which is great. Good luck.
Tziganya wow they are beautiful photos
I have the 750SD. Would have liked the image stabilizer but when I have any doubts I simply take several pics of the same pic. I love the 3 inch screen. Never used the viewfinder on my last camera, so not having it doesn't bother me. The longer I have the camera the more I like it. It replace my Canon G3 that a friend lost. Grrrr. My reaction remained private when she told me. Tired of the bigger camera though anyway. The 750SD is a great little snapshotter which is what most of us do anyhoo.
Wonderful photographs - just checked your homepage. Carole.
I'm a died in the wool Nikon person for my SLRs but for the consumer point and shoot, Canon all the way. ALL of the higher end point and shoots from the 700 to the newest 1000 are great. Just look for the features you need/want the most (ie optical view or large digital back for view and monitor.)
Btw, the 750 (and the 1000, I think), have screens with a new coating that is less affected by glare. I've been using mine for two/three months and didn't even notice an issue with glare.
WOW that would be nice I wonder if it is on the SD850 will have to look.
and you're in the right state. if you're close to NYC, check 42nd street camera. just watch out they don't try to sell gray market material, but if you know what you're looking for you can sometimes get a great price.
Definitely worth a look-see. Good luck. ;) ;)
I could do with a pocket camera too, but my budget won't stretch to an extra camera just at the moment. If it did though, I have my beady eye on the Canon Ixus.
OK I'm on the lookout for a handbag camera, so am bookmarking this thread :-)
Cameramark, you mean?
I was always true to Canon back in the days when cameras used film. But now (in my opinion), when it comes to digital point-and-shoot compacts, the Fuji Finepix F-series take the best pictures if you want an easy camera for just that. In my view, there is a time for the big and complicated camera equipment, and another time when it's OK to grab the compact out of your shirt pocket, and just point-and-shoot. Most of the best shots come from the last ;o)
I totally agree - that's why I'm keen to get a pocket camera. Handy, quick etc. Wouldn't be without my dSLR but a compact would get used heaps if I had one.
I've had two Canon point and shoot and this brand has never failed my expectation. This camera also comes with the face detection technology, which works very well, especially if you are taking photos with many people. I would say go for it!
I have cheap the Canon PowerShot A460. I *love* my Canon! I broke my old A410 in Greece and bought a Nikon Coolpix spur of the moment. The Nikon's colour and depth were better but it would not take a photo until it had focused--so furstrating! The moment was lost so many times. I sold it on e-Bay as soon as I got home and bought another Canon. But it seems all Canon's take pretty bad night photos even using the night settings.
Kaspian: really? Did you use a tripod? I never had any problems with night photos. The only thing that I have to complain is the flash being too strong at times. But it seems not a big issue with the newer cameras.
Thank you all for the great help -- I have looked at the reviews that you recommend George they were great very helpful. Brew your personal experience was very useful and informative. I looked on the NYC 42nd street camera site good prices. Stopped by a local camera shop and tested it out. I look at my old fellow expat country mate from West Africa David idea the Fuji which also looked very nice and so many of you like Allison, CARDARLI, Mimi, Graham seemed to really like the Cannon SOOOO I placed an order and in a few days I can report back on how it works thanks so much all. Isn’t VT wonderful !!! Thanks Paul
Woo hoo! New toys! So, is it the 850 then?
Have a look at B&H's site also: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/ They are reputable and have been around for years.
the site George sent that reviews the cameras dpreview.com/shop/merchants.... had all the place they are sold on line and all the prices - plus how the store rates by the consumer it was great. So I went with a good price and the best rating just that one hint alone was worth the post. Buydig.com300.89 Willoughbys Est.1898349.00 Best Buy for Business349.99 Dell Small Business339.99 Newegg.com299.99 PC Connection399.95 Amazon.com307.13 J&R Music309.88 TigerDirect.com309.99 Buy.com312.99
do they have sites like that in New Zealand for example?? I saw one in the UK
I always go to dpreview. I do often buy a local photography magazine, DPhoto, which has a good review section, but obviously that will be limited.
I saw this one in NZ Canon IXUS 850IS (New Release)839.00 NZ which is639 US over double what I paid wonder why? digitalcameras.co.nz/groupli...
This place is in central Auckland and have the model on sale at the moment from700NZD down to649NZD camera-camera.com/default.as...
Ok so in the sale you can get it for494 stupid question but how hard is it to Buy for300 in the USA I wonder. Maybe Singapore I remember they had real bargains on Cameras
I've only checked the prices at Changi duty free (I'm not big on shopping when I'm travelling, but I do like browsing the duty free stores). I don't recall cameras, etc being particularly cheap there.