A&P Pentax Optio 555 v. Canon S400

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  1. partymajor

    partymajor Get busy child

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    Which would you choose? Based on value, features, ability to do manual adjustments, reliability, size, etc.

    Pentax Optio 555
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    Canon S400
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  2. mucky

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    Both are made with metal bodies and very durable and should be equally reliable.

    Features and manual abilities goes to Pentax. Pentax has the ability to adjust manually both shutter speed and aperture. With the Canon S400, you're very limited with the manual features. The Pentax has a better a lot better focusing range for macros. The S400 sucks at macros. The Pentax has a 5x optical zoom, the Canon is 'just' a 3x optical. And of course, then there's the megapixel difference. Pentax 5MP vs S400 4MP.

    Canon S400 wins on size as for being smaller, but not by much.

    Not sure on the price difference between the two though.

    I'd go for the Pentax Optio 555. :bigok:
     
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    On average I've seen the s400 for around 400, the 555 goes for about 450, now that they have a $50 rebate going on. I'm leaning towards the 555.
     
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    Go for it! :bigthumb:
     
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    I'd like to know how you not only have access... but COUPONS for a camera thats not realesed for another month and a half. :slap:
     
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    i would go canon
     
  7. mucky

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    I would not. (see explanation above)
     
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    All the reviews are saying that depsite the extra MP the 450 > 550-- because of noise. :hs:
     
  10. mucky

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    Link to "All the Reviews".
     
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