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Canon Ixus 500 or Sony DSC-W1? What digital camera?

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Reg, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. Reg

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    I'm after a new digital camera.

    I want one thats small enough to fit in my jeans pocket so I can take it with me everywhere.

    The digital camera I've got now is old and one thing that really bugs me is the delay when taking a picture. Its impossible to use if you want to take something quickly, ie a car whizzing by. The new camera needs to be have a very low delay, adjustable shutterpeed would be brilliant.

    The 2 cameras that i fancy are either the Canon ixus 500 or Sony DSC-W1.

    What do people recommend?? Are these any good?

    Thanks

    This is my first post, Found this site whilst looking for reviews.
     
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    well if it's improtant that you get it in your pocket, then the 500 is the one to go for. But the w1 is the better all round camera feature wise. Fast shutters speeds can't be set on the 500. For that you want the more manual features of the w1. Which might be a tight fit in your jeans.

    You just have to weigh up whats really important.

    The w1 is the better of the two, go in to jessops and try the sizes out.
     
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    I was thinking of the ixus 40 aswell.

    Alot of people have recommended this.
     
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    hi,
    you might want to consider the minolta x50 - apparently fastest start-up in the world in its class. Easily fit in pocket -smaller and lighter than the ixus500

    Cheers

    Mel
     

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