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[filmscanners] Re: Good deal on nice digicam

My Mom has the S3IS and my best-friend just bought the S5IS.  Believe
me, it's worth every penny to have that 2.5" LCD.  Plus, having a
hot-shoe gets you in to the world of the Canon flash system.

Mr. Bill

Arthur Entlich wrote:
> We recently purchased a Canon S3IS. It was just replaced by the new
> S5IS.  I tend to usually wait for the new model to come out before
> buying the one being replaced, to see if there is any glaring design
> error, and also to save some $.  The new S5IS is about $200 US more than
> I paid, for what I consider little benefit (8MP versus 6MP, a hot shoe,
> a larger LCD screen (2.5" versus 2") and one higher and even more
> useless ISO step at 1600).  The new one has the next generation
> processing chip, which seems to deal with the noise issue by smearing
> things more to get an extra stop, but from what I've seen of sample
> pics, I am not convinced the 8MP sensor and the new  processor improves
> anything.  Besides which, for any serious photographer, this is a camera
> you want to use at 200 ISO and under.

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