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Point and shoot! The best at the moment
Hi Folks,.

Just wondering if someone could tell me what's the best point and shoot at the moment. I tried reading about all the recent canon point and shoots and I just can't determine what the differences are, just more numbers..

Specifically I'm looking for something that fits in a pocket and does not weigh to much..

I got a canon Ixus 800 IS two years ago and I love everything about this camera except the quality of pictures . It gave me far to many blurred images or white outs. I think it was at the time the only point and shoot canon had with Image Stabalisation on it..

Price does not matter, quality and ease of use are..

Thanks in advance for any replies..

IanbI LOVE MY WIFES 40DD17-85 IS USM, 17-55 2.8 IS, 70-200 4L IS USM, Speed 580 EXII...

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I think it would be a good idea to sort out first why you are getting blurred pictures and whiteouts with the Ixus 800. A new P&S isn't likely to fix your problems.Chris R..

Comment #1

I think it would be a good idea to sort out first why you are gettingblurred pictures and whiteouts with the Ixus 800. A new P&S isn'tlikely to fix your problems..

Indeed. I don't think there's a new P+S that's much different or better than the Ixus 800IS..

You shouldn't be getting any blurry photos with it, assuming it's not faulty. Perhaps you have it on AiAF rather than centre focusing. AiAf can get the focus point wrong.

If you're getting whiteouts, try setting the exposure compensation to -1/3 or -2/3..

Androohttp://Androo.smugmug.com..

Comment #2

Chris R-UK wrote:.

I think it would be a good idea to sort out first why you are gettingblurred pictures and whiteouts with the Ixus 800. A new P&S isn'tlikely to fix your problems.Chris R.

Agree also...

Comment #3

Tried all that..

The first six months I had the camera, I had no problems or I never got into a position that resulted in the white outs. Probably faulty. I have droped it a couple of times, as you do .

Anyway, so there's been no real improvement on the 800IS in 2 years?.

Thanks for replies, much apreciated..

IanbI LOVE MY WIFES CANONS 40DD17-85 IS USM, 17-55 2.8 IS, 70-200 4L IS USM, Speed 580 EXII...

Comment #4

Ian - if you're keen on Canon and want a P&S that doesn't call for a lot of technical intervention by the user (and don't need a wider lens), then the Powershot SD850/Ixus 950 is probably the one to go for:.

Http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canonsd850is/page12.asp.

What I really want to ask about though is this sig line of yours:.

IanbI LOVE MY WIFES 40DD.

Did you intend that to read 40D, 400D - or, as you've written, 40DD ? That last one's not the name of a camera, but maybe you knew that!.

Peter.

Peter - on the green island of Ischiahttp://www.pbase.com/isolaverde..

Comment #5

Ian1234 wrote:.

Anyway, so there's been no real improvement on the 800IS in 2 years?.

Thanks for replies, much apreciated..

The Canon sd950 has the largest sensor of the sdxxx. Same size and sensor as the G9 I believe. The Canon sd790 seems to be getting rave reviews from users as to IQ...

Comment #6

For a little more on the SD950 also see this thread -.

Http://forums.dpreview.com/...ums/readflat.asp?forum=1018&thread=28435894.

Kelly Cook..

Comment #7

Ian1234 wrote:.

Hi Folks,.

Just wondering if someone could tell me what's the best point andshoot at the moment. I tried reading about all the recent canonpoint and shoots and I just can't determine what the differences are,just more numbers..

Specifically I'm looking for something that fits in a pocket and doesnot weigh to much..

I got a canon Ixus 800 IS two years ago and I love everything aboutthis camera except the quality of pictures . It gave me far tomany blurred images or white outs. I think it was at the time theonly point and shoot canon had with Image Stabalisation on it..

Price does not matter, quality and ease of use are..

Thanks in advance for any replies..

I can't tell you what the "best point & shoot camera" is. You have many choices available, including a number of small Canons, their IXUS or SD (in the USA) series..

I have the Canon SD800. I think this is the camera you have. I could not find a IXUS 800 in the dpreview database..

I think my SD800 takes great pictures for the size of camera it is. Bigger cameras (with larger sensors and lenses) typically take better pictures. If you want very small (like the SD800) then you have to accept some compromises. It's just a fact of life..

You mention that the pictures you took were blurry. Assuming that the IS system was functioning properly, the blur is caused by not having a fast enough shutter to "freeze" the subject movement. This was also a problem for me with my SD800..

I'm not sure about the current Canon SD series, but I think all the SDs do NOT have aperture/shutter control. If you want to make sure you don't get blurry pictures when photographing moving subjects, you probably should get a camera with aperture/shutter control..

You also mentioned "white out". I assume you mean "over exposure" - the subject of the photo seems to be a blank white and therefore is missing color and detail. I very rarely get this with my Canon SD800. Typically, Canon SD cameras (and there other cameras) have very good exposure control. Maybe you could clarify under what conditions the "white out" occured?.

I'm sorry I couldn't give you more specific recommendation except to say that you probably need a camera with shutter/aperture control so that you can avoid blurry pictures..

Good luck ....

- Simon.

Http://scpics.smugmug.com/..

Comment #8

Isola Verde wrote:.

What I really want to ask about though is this sig line of yours:.

IanbI LOVE MY WIFES 40DD.

Did you intend that to read 40D, 400D - or, as you've written, 40DD ?That last one's not the name of a camera, but maybe you knew that!.

Peter.

Hey Peter,.

Yes it is intended that way, I just noticed everyone putting there camera gear in their sig's, but I prefer my sig:) I do have a 40D though.IanbI LOVE MY WIFES CANONS 40DD17-85 IS USM, 17-55 2.8 IS, 70-200 4L IS USM, Speed 580 EXII...

Comment #9

Ian1234 wrote:.

I do have a 40D though..

Twice blessed!.

Peter.

Peter - on the green island of Ischiahttp://www.pbase.com/isolaverde..

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