Sony cybershot DSC w-1 or Canon Powershot A95
I have been looking at both of these cameras and my biggest drawback has been the memory card versus the memory stick and the costs. is there anything about either of these cameras that should push me one way or another on chosing one camera over the other? I have also looked at the A85 seeing as I could get by with just 4 megapixels and do just fine. Does one of these cameras reign more over the other and if so which one should I pick? I had heard that the W-1 was a great camera but when running video mode you had to buy the Memory stick pro instead of regular memory sticks. That I was told was costly as well compared to just regular compact flash cards. Any help is greatly appreciated!..

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I would get the Canon because it has both aperture and shutter priority modes, while I think the W-1 does not (it does have manual though). If you do not need these modes, then it's pretty much a wash, and I'd just get the cheaper one. PhilR...

Comment #1

I know sony is running a $50 rebate offer on the W-1 right now which makes it a reasonable priced camera. Just concerned about the price of the memory sticks later on down the road compared to the compact flash cards, etc. With the rebate this week, I may give the sony a try and see if I like it and then if it doesn't suit my needs go for the canon...

Comment #2

Both cameras are natural competitors, having very similar feature sets. I did a lot of research comparing the two before settling on the Canon A95. Both cameras have advantages over the other: DSC-W1: bigger LCD screen; uses only two AA batteries; superior video mode; faster response Powershot A95: tilting, rotating LCD screen; more mode selections; cheaper memory; better picture quality For me, the two kickers were the Canon's rotating screen and the cheaper memory. And I'm happy that I've made the right choice in picking the A95 over the DSC-W1 especially because all the reviews I've read about it rate it higher...

Comment #3

I personally would purchase the Canon Powershot A95. This is a model I have been researching, and I've found very little con's about the digital camera...

Comment #4

Why not get the canon camera for free. If you have any more questions of how this works, please feel free to email me at /default.aspx?r=130745..

Comment #5

Go for the Canon A95. I just ordered one today after some extensive research. has them on sale for $314.99 online. I chose to purchase one from them and delivery it to a local store for pickup in case there was something wrong with it. If you are looking for information on compact flash check out They sell the Sandisk 512MB for $34 or the 1GB for $65.

In stores you'll find the 512MB for the 1GB price. Oh and another thing never go for the "Get your camera for free" or any "free" stuff. It usually is a sham or you have to get your friends involved, nothing like being the black sheep. I can't begin to tell you how sick of the "free" stuff out there. Use your head and earn what you want...

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