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Canon IXUS 40 or Casio EX Z40

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  1. explicitlyrics

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    As you can see I have narrowed my camera choice down to two cameras (I think - I am open to other suggestions I suppose). They both seem to have very similar abilities and fuctions but there is about £45 difference. Is this difference justified? Is Casio not such a good make? Are there some functions I am missing?

    I am a fairly basic user of digital cameras, I have had one for about 3 and a half years so things have changed a lot. I am interested in getting into photography more so a more advanced one is probably a good idea. I want it to be slim and good looking, this rules out a fair few of the sony's (my last sony is a weird shape and very heavy).

    Thanks very much, Chris :)
     
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    Thanks for the link. The specs are so similar... This is crazy, especially given the difference in price...

    Anybody with any personal experience or anything?

    Or should i just do a 'ip-a-dip-a-datia-my.....' thing!!!! :)
     
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    Have played around with the IXUS 40 - first things first - the size of this thing is amazing - the fact it's that small and still has 3x optical zoom is amazing.

    I'm a Canon fan, I own an A80 and am currently considering another Canon - can't decide on what though - either an EOS300D to delve into the DSLR side of things or the IXUS 40 for the "carry it everywhere" factor.

    The IXUS 40 doesn't have the full manual controls that my A80 has but does have many varying options to attempt to give as much control as possible (including manual ISO setting).

    Due to it's smaller sensor size it does produce more noise than the A80 at higher ISO's - not sure if that's a factor for you or not but can't imagine the casio being very much different.
     
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    I had an Ixus 40 and traded up to an EOS300D so am a fan of Canon's.

    However, Mrs Radiohead wanted a compact recently and we looked at most in the £200-250 range, deciding in the end on the EX-z40. Much faster than the Ixus, smaller, Pentax optics, lovely to use. Well worth looking at IMO, and the results so far are excellent.
     
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    Thanks very much, both of you.

    I think ill go with the casio then if it is faster (i presume you mean the time from pressing the button to the photo being taken).

    Cheers again, Chris
     
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    Casio's are well respected for their (low) shutter lag.
     
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    The ixus 40 has an incredibly low shutter lag.
     
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    Don't rule out the Ixus 30 either, the extra megapixel doesn't make a huge difference. Sensor site size is larger, so noise is reduced (albeit not a lot) and the lens seems to exhibit less CA and softness than the Ixus 40. I just bought an SD200 (US Ixus 30) and it's been brilliant! Not to mention it costs less than the Ixus 40.
     
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    Can you take a picture and email it to me please? (email addy pm'd to you) :)

    I have just seen an EX Z55 which is truly awesome! It took me ages to decide on a projector, I thought a camera would be easier,,, I was so wrong...
     
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    Have sent you a selection of pictures from my recent trip :)
     
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    i got the z55 arriving today so can hopefully give some opinion on that.. my sister has an ixus 430 already which i might be able to compare with, though compared to the current favourites (ixus 40, 500, pentax s5i etc) i wont be able to help much am afraid as i dont have enough experience to priovide useful comment
     
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    Sounds wicked, you buy it from ebuyer? Im just after a picture on the top quality setting from a couple of cameras and ill decide finally, I promise :) :) :)

    P.S. Ebuyer were doing a 1gb SD card for £50 inc last time i checked (either Viking or PQI or something like that)
     
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    explicit, it's just charging atm but i'll send a picture in a bit :) i did originally order from ebuyer but i had to come home from uni a week early and as a result was forced to change the delivery address on ebuyer which for some reason meant i had to wait an extra week before it would be delivered?!?!

    instead i found camerabox.co.uk who have it for the same price - delivery is a few quid more but it arrived at 12:30 today having been ordered on sunday afternoon.
     
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    Ebay is a good source of mem cards, the guys there seem to have very successful/ reliable businesses on there, i had no probs getting a 1Gb Sandisk card for about £40. Came in 4 days too!
     

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