A&P Canon Powershot S2 vs S3

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  1. VicenteFox

    VicenteFox Does your mother still hang out at dockside bars?

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    So like, is the ~$100 dollar difference worth it?

    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ca...hot_s3-review/ says the difference is:

    * Uses a 6 Megapixel CCD (instead of 5MP)
    * New ISO range of 80 - 800 (instead of 50 - 400); lower noise than previous sensor
    * 2" LCD display (versus 1.8")
    * Live histogram in record mode
    * New widescreen (16:9) still image mode
    * New Sports scene mode
    * Black-colored body; slightly larger and heavier than S2

    Doesn't seem like it would be worth the extra bill. Opinions?
     
  2. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    iso 800 versus 400 is worth the $100 (if I had to buy a P&S)
     
  3. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

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    I would like to get the S3. Been doing alot of research and think it would probaly be wrht it. Just wasiting to see if I can find it for a good price.

    Dell had it for ~390 a week or so ago.
     
  4. VicenteFox

    VicenteFox Does your mother still hang out at dockside bars?

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    Pricegrabber has it showing at $398 + $10S&H
     
  5. NJGuy

    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    The ISO would be the big seller to me now that I see how much a difference a quality ISO range makes.

    The extra pixels is good to me because Im not a good "one shotter" yet.
    I have to take many shots and look at them later.
    I always end up cropping shit out I ddint want in the picture to make it look decent.

    To be honest with you thought... If Iw as going to spend $400-500 on a camera Id just start saving for a SLR.
    Unless you wanted a P&S specifically.
     
  6. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Plus $$ for some decent glass ($400+)
     
  7. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

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    I read on another forum that OfficeMax will have the S3 and a 1GB SD card for 399 starting tomorrow (July 16). I may go check it out.
     
  8. whiteghetto

    whiteghetto Timbers Army!!!

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    I plan on getting an s3 next week. hope this is true.
    do you know if this is instore or online?
     
  9. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

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    Not sure.

    Here is a link. Click.....
     
  10. VicenteFox

    VicenteFox Does your mother still hang out at dockside bars?

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    @ 8.75% CA Tax it isn't much of a deal :hs:
     
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    negative zero New Member

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    I think it's 7% here in GA. I agree it's not a smoking hot deal. But as you posted earlier, the cheapest it's going for online is ~400 + shipping.
     

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