It's all up to preference. Personally, I prefer any model by Canon over Sony. Canon started out making camera's and have a better backgroundin them. At leats, that's what I think. Also, being a film student, I can tell you that most filmmakers prefer Canon products over Sony. But, like I said, it's all up to preference.Originally posted by mmmdreg
Anyone here want to compare the canon S40 and the Sony DSC-P9? I want to get ideas from personal experience...
They already have 512MB CF cards. I saw one for $190 with a $50 mail-in rebate. Awesome if you ask me.Originally posted by ftaok
Oh, I agree that CF is superior to Memory Stick, but the prices of MS is coming down and the available sizes are going up. I think they're planning 512MB stick by the end of the year. I got 2 128MB sticks for $50 each (after rebate). Not bad.
RBM,Originally posted by RBMaraman
They already have 512MB CF cards. I saw one for $190 with a $50 mail-in rebate. Awesome if you ask me.
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound rude. I was just pointing out that CF already had higher capacity cards. I truly agree with you, CF is much better than the Memory Stick.Originally posted by ftaok
I fully agree that CF is better than Memory Sticks. There are a bunch of people who sell them, so prices tend to be lower and the capacity are up to 1GB.
I was just responding to what the previous poster said that his Canon S30 uses CF rather than MS. I was just elaborating. The prices for 128MB media these days is very comparable across all media types.
Is it just me, but I thought that the S40 and the P9 are the same size. Aren't they both 4.4 x 2.3 x 1.7 (approximately)Originally posted by ftaok
I guess the main difference between the S40 and the P9 is size. The Sony is a compact digital camera and the Canon S40 is more of a standard sized digicam. That's probably the biggest difference. So you should definately check out how each one feels in your hands. In my (average) sized hands, the Sony fits comfortably. The bigger S40 should feel fine. But I wanted the smaller compact form factor.
OA,Originally posted by Over Achiever
Is it just me, but I thought that the S40 and the P9 are the same size. Aren't they both 4.4 x 2.3 x 1.7 (approximately)
I'm also sorta in the same boat, and I'm currently looking at the S40. Will it be a good buy? I want high-quality pictures, but I want a point and shoot type camera, should be somewhat portable.
Oh hey, I must have read the specs wrong. Sorry, I thought the sony was also 1.7" thick...the 0.3" thickness does make a lot of difference I agree.Originally posted by ftaok
It's just you. Seriously, the S30/S40/S45 are close to the size of the P7/P9, but it still is bigger. The Canon's are 4.4x2.3x1.7 and the Sony's are 4.5x2.1x1.4. The Sony is noticeably "thinner" than the Canon.
Wow, that S230 is awesome...a 3 MP camera only 1.1" thick! Hey, that 0.3" could make a difference! And that 9 point focus and faster processors are a plus too.Originally posted by ftaok
The Canon that competes with these Sony's in size are the S200 and S330. The S230 will be coming out next month.
Yeah, the S230 is really nice. I bought my Sony P7 a couple of days before they announced the S230. If I had waited, I might have gone with the S230 over the Sony P7. Oh well.Originally posted by Over Achiever
Wow, that S230 is awesome...a 3 MP camera only 1.1" thick! Hey, that 0.3" could make a difference! And that 9 point focus and faster processors are a plus too.
Too bad I'm going for quality, and that means a 4MP camera w/ 3x optical zoom...that means S40 for me. The sony only has a 2x zoom.
Anyway, check out that new sony U10! Wow, a 1MP camera as small as a jumbo pack of gum...sweet! But here a smaller 1 MP camera (I think)...Cubik!
(sorry I went off-topic)
No way! Really? I gotta check the specs on the S45...sounds interesting ^_^.Originally posted by ftaok
OK - I just checked. The S40 has been discontinued. The S45 was just announced and will replace the S40. Maybe the prices of the S40 will come down!
You should be just fine. The charger that comes with it should be a "universal" adapter. That means it's rated for 100-240V, 50-60Hz. All you need is an adapter for the plug.Originally posted by mmmdreg
Okay well I decided to get the s40...my question (which I posted in the other forums as well) is that if I buy here in Japan, will it work in Australia?
I'm not sure, but I don't think you would have to. There's really no language interface between the camera and Mac.Originally posted by mmmdreg
do I have to install Japanese software to use it or does Jaguar have all that?