The review of the SD300 was quite helpful, though I would like to know a bit more about the overall quality of this camera and it's output. I have been watching this camera closely since it's press release back in September, and of the three major reviews I've read (Steve's Digicams, DC Resource, and now IR - still waiting on DC Preview), it seems while a great all around camera, it is not without it's fine share of flaws, some too great to overlook. The only major flaw I've found based on this review and from DC Resource, was the problem with blurry edges. I noticed this in the samples as well, but also noticed them in other camera's samples as well, some that were rated much higher. My question is, would the blurry edges be less noticable on a smaller scale? I am mainly interested in a point and shoot camera with advanced features, and am really only needing to work with 4x6 and 5x7 image sizes, with the occasional 8x10. I want quality pics all around, as I would be taking a hefty amount indoor shots and some outdoor shots, but am not sure if the SD300 is right for me - however perfect it's size is. Any further thoughts?..
Tried it for a week. sent it back blurry pics and I suspect camera shake problems ?too small maybe to keep still?. also weak flash and focus hit and miss in dark situationsnow trying Konica/ Minolta G600 so far much better pics no more blurry shots and feels nicer to holdIMHO. flash better. shots in focus 99% of the time, this may be a keeper for me, any way much nicer camera than the canon sd300, if I was to buy a canon id get that A95 I tried that my brothers for a weeks holiday and that was so much nicer to drive than the sd300 referred to above in my opinion. good pics every time good low light focus [like the G600] only wont fit in my pocket but very nice all round .only my penny worth...
Is the Canon SD300 reviewed on this website the US version or the Euro version? I read somewhere that the Euro version can record video as long as there is space but the US version is capped at 3 minutes. Is this true? This review saids unlimited which would make it the Euro version if what I read about the 3-minute cap was true...
Also much larger, huh rod. P.S. NO TRIPOD Attachments:.
Also much larger, huh rod. AND NO TRIPOD Attachments:.
CHECK OUT THIS PICTURE AND NO TRIPOD, I HAVE MORE IF YOU WANT TO SEE THEM, MACRO WORKS GREAT. Attachments:.
that was an awsome image !! I would like to know about your experience of shooting indoors (day and night)with an without flash on.Does the images show lot of grains noise ? and does the camera exposes the subject as well as the near back ground well...It will very nice if you can share some of that sort of photos specially those taken without tripod.
I want to know this cos this is my deepest pain with my current Nikon coolpix 3100.and I am looking for a camera which is good in this situation plus the added benefits thanks.
Again I will try to post a message the last 2 were lost so this will be short yes it will give a nice indoor shot, a little yellow without a flash and the sutter will be slow so you will need a steady hand, use the indoor mode with flash and it will look very nice. Its seems to have a very low lux(light needed to take a picture) so I think you will like it.It looks perty good at iso 400 but with all small cameras not great. It is very small. Any more ? please ask.Don P.S. Its has a focus assist lamp for low light indoor shots...
Here is an indoor picture,our mailperson at work. Attachments:.
that was impressive....i guess that photo was taken with indoor mode,as the back ground is well exposed....right? Please can you also share indoor photos in more dark situations.
For eg. a bar thanks.
Yes to your first ? and this photo was in total darkness, focus is great. Ashley this is not a perfect canera but I think you will realy like it, let me know. By the way this is still with no tripod. Sorry no bar as the people there do not like a flash, but total dark will give you some idea of the camera. You also might like the Canon sd 200 it is a little cheaper I tryed it first but I like to crop a larger picture and 4 pixles works a little better. Later Don Attachments:.
Thanks again Donald...the results are very satisfying.I hope I will get this gadget soon.I just got chance to check this camera in the shop.Its quite smaller than it looks on the internet.feels solid..but 2 things I didnt like i.e. the optical view finder is not clear beside being too samll,the zoom lever is quite hard to move and also jumpy in response.Plus when I zoomed in to max during playback the imaged seemed to be zoomed over 100% so looked pixleted...and I cannot judge that how sharp the details turned out.anyway ..these are minor things to be get used to cheers.
Hi Ashley small cameras are just that small, maybe a canon a75 would be better about $175.00 3.2 mp. It is a little large but has great reviews. I also have a pentax it very small, pentas s.\, ...later Don..
I'm seriously considering the SD300 as our winter pocketable skiing camera. Primarily we are interested in the small size and the video (30fps) capability but will definitely do some still shots too. Most shots in very bright days with lots of snowskiers coming toward the photographer at a fairly rapid rate. Can anyone comment on how well the camera (video in particular) might perform in this environment if we are careful to avoid backlight? Will it be hard to hold still to get stable video or still pics on the mountain when the subject is relatively fast moving (but not racing)? Thanks for your input!..