Ahh, now isn't that ironic! The only pointers I can give are towards the S1 IS
, which I own right now.
Although it's only 3.2mp, the image stabilitation will make up for it. I haven't had a blurry shot yet! 10x optical, can't beat it. Some of the other things I particularly like are that the LCD
can be put in nearly any position. It takes normal AA
batteries, but I'd suggest rechargable NiMH's. You use compact flashcards. I have a 256mb card, which runs at around $50 USD. At the highest quality and resolution settings I can fit 153 photos. The main reason I started to look at the S1 was because it looks sturdy... not anything like those rectanglular cameras with 3x optical.
Being that I haven't uploaded any of my shots here yet, here are a few shots I took this week (link is to the original, the actual photo below is just 640*). I had to resave a few originals to get them under 1 MB
Now for a plane:
<.....bad JPEG compression on my behalf.
The only problem that I have with the S1 is that sometimes when you shoot images in backlit conditions, you get purple/blue fringing around the edges as below. Yes, that is a raccoon. Long story...
This is my first digital camera, and I'm very happy with it. I'll try to start spotting more. If you have any more questions feel free to post them here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . If I were to make the choice again, I would definately take the S1 IS
There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.