I am looking to buy a new digital camera. My old one still works very well, but it is time I upgrade. My Sony Mavica FD71 has been good for me, especially for E Bay for which it was originally intended. It uses a floppy disc which is very convenient to pop in my computer. The low pixels were fine for computer photos, now I want to take good clear sharp photos.
I have been looking at the Canon PowerShot SD550 with 7.1 Mega Pixels and the S-80 PowerShot at 8.1 Mega Pixels. The SD550 sells for $449 and the S-80 sells for $549 at the box stores in this area. They can be had on- line and/or E Bay for about $100 less. Paying for the shipping offsets the Sales Tax I would have to pay here.
Both cameras are very small and compact and have a lot of good features. Let me state here and now, I don't know much about camera's, but I am getting to know these 2 models just from reading about them and handling them. I was at first looking at the Nikon CoolPix, then I became aware of the Canon's. The difference between the SD550 and the S-80 is the wide angle lens on the S-80, it's 28--100 mm which is a 35 mm film equivalent and on the SD550 it is 37--111 mm which is a 35 mm film equivalent. The 7.1 pixels on the SD550 and the 8.1 pixels on the S-80 probably wouldn't make much difference on the quality of the photos. It is the 28mm lens that I like and I am leaning toward the S-80. The size and the weight is not much of a difference between the 2 camera's. Both of the camera's are the latest models for this year. They both have a 2 1/2" screen which is a 1/2" bigger than the older models.
Anyone have any feedback on these or any other small digitals or what I should be looking for in a camera, please leave a comment. What digital camera are you using and how do you like it?