which camera for best pic quality?
I'm researching canon cameras. I was thinking between s500, s60 and s70. I have read many reviews both bad and good. if you can offer any advice. I NEED a camera that takes OUTSTANDING pictures, crisp and lifelike. Thanks!..

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Hi zer ...go blindly for Nikon D70...more info contact me, just bought the canon 20D ..what a catastrophic decision..

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First, forgive kunal, he seems to be in a "D70 for everyone, burn all Canons" cruzade.

Regarding the 3 cameras you named, I thing the S70 is the best, not only because the resolution, but because the 7MP sensor it uses has lower noise levels than the 5MP sensor the S60 and S500 uses. Also you have more control in the Sxx cameras than in the full auto S500, and for the ultimate quality you can shoot RAW also. I was a very happy owner of the S50 for 2 years (even having a DRebel and now a 20D DSRLs) until it dies because it's full manual controls (if needed) and it's RAW ability, in a rather compact package. The S70 is even a better and more compact camera. Guillermo..

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Acabo de ver tu pgina y quera felicitarte por las fotos!!!.

Como vi en tu respuesta a Amy que conocs las canon, quera saber cual es segn tu opinin mejor entre la S1 y la A95.


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La Sapa:.

(I'll repeat the same answer in english in the next post, to be understable by everybody).

La verdad es que no use ninguna de esas 2 camaras, pero de todas maneras son muy diferentes. La A95 es mucho mas compacta y mas resolucion (5MP), pero el zoom es mucho mas limitado, asi como la capacidad para video. Por otro lado, la S1 tiene una lente mucho mas versatil (10X, y ademas con estabilizacion de imagen) y un modo de video excelente, pero solo 3MP. Asi que si buscas una camara que pueda ser usada tanto para foto como para video razonablemente bien, y con un zoom versatil, la S1 es la mejor opcion, pero si buscas algo compacto y con buena resolucion, la A95 es mejor.

Ambas camaras comparten el tipo de bateria (pilas AA) display rebatible y pueden guardar imagenes solo en modo JPEG. Luego de la muerte de mi S50, estuve considerando la S1 como remplazo por el zoom y el modo de video (y aun la estoy considerando), pero la falta de modo RAW y el hecho de que no sea precisamente compacta, aparte del hecho del diferente tipo de bateria, probablemente haga que finalmente me decida por una S70. Guillermo..

Comment #4

(English version).

I never used none of those cameras, but they are different beasts. The A95 is pocketable and has 5MP, but zoom is just 4x and the video capabilities are worse. The S1 has a Image stablilzed 10x zoom, and a very good video mode, but is hardly a pocketable camera and has only 3MP. So, if you are looking a good zoom, rather good photo / video camera, the S1 is your camera. Otherwise if you want some compact and with tons of resolution, go for the A95.

Both cameras share the use of AA bateries, a flippable display and the ability of store pictures only in JPEG. After my S50 death, I've wanted the S1 for myself (and I'm still thinking about it), but the lack of RAW format and the not so compact size (and the different type of battery) probably will make me choose a S70 instead. Guillermo..

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Thanks a lot!.

I don't care much about the video camera function.

I'm looking for the best canon camera, not for professional use but close to it, regarding features and excellent quality pictures.

Although I'm going to use it at the begining for family photos, I want to choose one that can provide the best.

I do care about the zoom and resolution.

What is the relevance of RAW format?.

I'm reading reviews all over the web, and the most I read the more confused I get.

May be you can help me to choose. =).

Thanks again!.

La Sapa..

Comment #6

If you can live with the S70's serious CA (blue/purple fringing) and corner softness at wide-angle, and it's unreliable AF in low light, it's a great camera capable of producing very detailed and noise free images. I couldn't, so I returned it. Maxx..

Comment #7

I mostly agree with Guillermo rgd s70: my friend use it and gets very nice pictures most of the time.

Me personally is using G6 as my "travel-light" camera as well as.

"always-in-my car" camera for the warm season. The other 2 are 20D.

And recently arrived 1Ds2...

Despite heavy competition from "big brothers", G6 is respectable member of our "photofamily". Comparing to s70 it has faster and better optics (less CA and rather sharp corners). Also very handy,.

Nice controled and easily managed with many features close to "low-pro" level cameras.

So if you are ready to spend extra ~$100 and carry extra 100 gramms - worth considering G6.

Ultimately, if your REALLY want to get GREAT pictures 99% of your time, there's no alternative to DSLR. Look at Digital Rebel or wait a few days for new "Canon 200D" to be announced. Well, there's also Nikon D70 and Pentax *ist Ds out there... Good luck!.


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