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Hi,.

I now seeking a new camera-type SLR-like to replace my old compact..

For now, Canon Powershot S5 IS. I want to find a camera with a good quality / price for about $ 415 Cdn. I can get Powershot S5 for $ 350. The seller can get a discount of $ 40 with the camera and accessories (case lowepro, Sony batteries, 2 x 2 GB SD Kingston, a year of additional guarantee and 125 photos to print) for a total of $ 470 Cdn. I like this camera for it's comfort and it's settings, but the tests and comments that I read on the Internet for image quality make me hesitate..

Is it a good choice?..

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Star_cool wrote:.

Hi,.

I now seeking a new camera-type SLR-like to replace my old compact.For now, Canon Powershot S5 IS. I want to find a camera with a goodquality / price for about $ 415 Cdn. I can get Powershot S5 for $350. The seller can get a discount of $ 40 with the camera andaccessories (case lowepro, Sony batteries, 2 x 2 GB SD Kingston, ayear of additional guarantee and 125 photos to print) for a total of$ 470 Cdn. I like this camera for it's comfort and it's settings, butthe tests and comments that I read on the Internet for image qualitymake me hesitate..

Is it a good choice?.

My opinion - a good choice !(however you might want to get it south of the border at a better price).

The image quality is better than competitors, (compare straight out of the camera pics at Flickr.com or any photo hosting site).

Flash hot shoe, manual controls, superior video, plenty of acessories, etc. and bonus: the " CHDK" programs on the SD card such as.

Shutter speeds from 1/33,000 to over 1 minute, smaller aperture to f11, RAW mode, unlimited time-lapse interval (intervalometers), unlimited bracketing, scripts for using the camera as a motion detector, battery operated remote shutter release, etc. - check it out at.

Http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK_in_Brief.

Http://www.flickr.com/photos/w-photos/full resolution Canon S5 video http://www.filefactory.com/file/8e57cf..

Comment #1

I will perhaps find a better price in USA, but with the cost of shipping, taxes and customs duties, I think I'll pay more..

CHDK seems to bring new features. I do not know if it can improve the quality photo...

Comment #2

Star_cool wrote:.

I now seeking a new camera-type SLR-like to replace my old compact..

I don't understand. If you want an SLR-like camera... why not just get a digital SLR? The prices for entry-level dSLRs aren't much different from high end compacts these days..

The Nikon D40 with kit lens is found as low as $435 USD in many reputable on-line stores..

You're better off in the long run if you just bite the bullet, and get a real SLR instead of an SLR-like camera...

Comment #3

Robert Loblaw wrote:.

Star_cool wrote:.

I now seeking a new camera-type SLR-like to replace my old compact..

I don't understand. If you want an SLR-like camera... why not justget a digital SLR? The prices for entry-level dSLRs aren't muchdifferent from high end compacts these days..

The Nikon D40 with kit lens is found as low as $435 USD in manyreputable on-line stores..

You're better off in the long run if you just bite the bullet, andget a real SLR instead of an SLR-like camera..

Maybe .. maybe not..

The "SLR-like cameras offer great pics, macro, zoom telephoto, video, features, etc. lots of photographic fun for less than $300..

You can spend way more money for a SLR kit lens (no video!) and slowly build your expensive lens inventory to lug around..

Http://www.flickr.com/photos/w-photos/full resolution Canon S5 video http://www.filefactory.com/file/8e57cf..

Comment #4

Nikon D40 sells for between $ 500 and $ 470 CAN. This is the same price as S5 with accessories..

Choosing a SLR with a limited budget is difficult. Some models come with any lens and others are quite large. The good lenses are expensive. However, I know that SLR produce better image quality..

If I look at the SLR-like, it is primarily for their versatility.The video is not an indispensable element, but it can be practical.Canon S5 interests me very much. I just want to be sure of my choice...

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