Canon powershot s70 or s80???

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Chris, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    I'm having a tough decision here. Do you guys think the s80 is worth
    the extra money? Or would it be wiser to save the money and get the
    s70?

    If you guys would like to suggest a viable alternative to either, that
    would be great too. My criteria:

    I want a compact that can easily fit in my pocket. It has to be
    7megapixels at least. Must have great image quality, MUST have a
    robust level of manual controls in addition to auto. Prefer one with a
    viewfinder as well as screen, but not required. Would prefer something
    with the ability to shoot wide and have at least 2 and half times
    zoom.

    thanks!
     
    Chris, Jul 20, 2006
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  2. Chris

    minnesotti Guest

    Chris wrote:
    > I'm having a tough decision here. Do you guys think the s80 is worth
    > the extra money? Or would it be wiser to save the money and get the
    > s70?
    >
    > If you guys would like to suggest a viable alternative to either, that
    > would be great too. My criteria:
    >
    > I want a compact that can easily fit in my pocket. It has to be
    > 7megapixels at least. Must have great image quality, MUST have a
    > robust level of manual controls in addition to auto. Prefer one with a
    > viewfinder as well as screen, but not required. Would prefer something
    > with the ability to shoot wide and have at least 2 and half times
    > zoom.
    >
    > thanks!


    S70 has RAW, S80 does not have the ability to shoot in RAW anymore.
    Bad, bad camera !

    Buy Panasonic LX1 or LX2. It fits the bill. Same kind of camera as
    those just mentioned above, in some respects even better.

    Or you could try Canon G6 or whatever they have in G series. Mighty
    camera. I might've bought it myself if I did not buy LX1.

    Or, FujiFilm has the camera model E900... similar kind as those
    mentioned above.

    ...
     
    minnesotti, Jul 20, 2006
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  3. Chris

    ASAAR Guest

    On 20 Jul 2006 03:44:55 -0700, minnesotti wrote:

    > S70 has RAW, S80 does not have the ability to shoot in RAW anymore.
    > Bad, bad camera !


    S80 has Digic II. Fast, fast camera!
     
    ASAAR, Jul 20, 2006
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  4. Chris

    Chris Guest

    On 20 Jul 2006 03:44:55 -0700, "minnesotti" <>
    wrote:

    >
    >Chris wrote:
    >> I'm having a tough decision here. Do you guys think the s80 is worth
    >> the extra money? Or would it be wiser to save the money and get the
    >> s70?
    >>
    >> If you guys would like to suggest a viable alternative to either, that
    >> would be great too. My criteria:
    >>
    >> I want a compact that can easily fit in my pocket. It has to be
    >> 7megapixels at least. Must have great image quality, MUST have a
    >> robust level of manual controls in addition to auto. Prefer one with a
    >> viewfinder as well as screen, but not required. Would prefer something
    >> with the ability to shoot wide and have at least 2 and half times
    >> zoom.
    >>
    >> thanks!

    >
    >S70 has RAW, S80 does not have the ability to shoot in RAW anymore.
    >Bad, bad camera !
    >
    >Buy Panasonic LX1 or LX2. It fits the bill. Same kind of camera as
    >those just mentioned above, in some respects even better.
    >
    >Or you could try Canon G6 or whatever they have in G series. Mighty
    >camera. I might've bought it myself if I did not buy LX1.
    >
    >Or, FujiFilm has the camera model E900... similar kind as those
    >mentioned above.
    >
    >..



    Ok, I already ordered the s80. Now tell me, how important is RAW vs
    JPG in shooting? My usage for the camera will be casual snapshots as
    well as the flexibility for manual adjustments for amatuer
    photography. Will the lack of RAW format make much of a difference for
    someone with my needs?
     
    Chris, Jul 22, 2006
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  5. Chris

    minnesotti Guest

    Chris wrote:
    > On 20 Jul 2006 03:44:55 -0700, "minnesotti" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >Chris wrote:
    > >> I'm having a tough decision here. Do you guys think the s80 is worth
    > >> the extra money? Or would it be wiser to save the money and get the
    > >> s70?
    > >>
    > >> If you guys would like to suggest a viable alternative to either, that
    > >> would be great too. My criteria:
    > >>
    > >> I want a compact that can easily fit in my pocket. It has to be
    > >> 7megapixels at least. Must have great image quality, MUST have a
    > >> robust level of manual controls in addition to auto. Prefer one with a
    > >> viewfinder as well as screen, but not required. Would prefer something
    > >> with the ability to shoot wide and have at least 2 and half times
    > >> zoom.
    > >>
    > >> thanks!

    > >
    > >S70 has RAW, S80 does not have the ability to shoot in RAW anymore.
    > >Bad, bad camera !
    > >
    > >Buy Panasonic LX1 or LX2. It fits the bill. Same kind of camera as
    > >those just mentioned above, in some respects even better.
    > >
    > >Or you could try Canon G6 or whatever they have in G series. Mighty
    > >camera. I might've bought it myself if I did not buy LX1.
    > >
    > >Or, FujiFilm has the camera model E900... similar kind as those
    > >mentioned above.
    > >
    > >..

    >
    >
    > Ok, I already ordered the s80. Now tell me, how important is RAW vs
    > JPG in shooting? My usage for the camera will be casual snapshots as
    > well as the flexibility for manual adjustments for amatuer
    > photography. Will the lack of RAW format make much of a difference for
    > someone with my needs?


    If you have a drive for perfection, and you are ready to spend several
    minutes or several tens of minutes to adjust the finest settings for
    each shot, then RAW is what you need. If you want to shoot the pictures
    of your mother-in-law playing with her grandchildren, then most
    probably you even do not need to know what is the RAW format. The
    advantage of shooting in RAW over shooting straight in JPEG of is that
    you can salvage the picture if you overexplsoed or overexposed by a
    stop (or two -- let the specialists correct me). Also, by using the
    desktop computer for the conversion of RAW into JPEG (instead of using
    on-camera processor), you can pulll outr a little more of details out
    of your shot.

    ...
     
    minnesotti, Jul 23, 2006
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  6. Chris

    max Guest

    On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 00:15:54 GMT, Chris <> wrote:

    >Ok, I already ordered the s80. Now tell me, how important is RAW vs
    >JPG in shooting? My usage for the camera will be casual snapshots as
    >well as the flexibility for manual adjustments for amatuer
    >photography. Will the lack of RAW format make much of a difference for
    >someone with my needs?


    For casual snapshots, RAW is more than useless - it fills up your
    flash card faster, takes longer to copy to the PC, takes longer to
    process, etc.

    It definitely makes for a higher quality image, with more processing
    flexibility, but IME, casual users are completely unable to spot the
    difference between a good JPG like the Canon creates and the same
    image in RAW format.

    Especially given the optics on a semi-compact P&S camera like the S80,
    the benefits of RAW format seem pretty slim.

    max
     
    max, Jul 23, 2006
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  7. Chris

    Freda Guest

    "max" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 00:15:54 GMT, Chris <> wrote:
    >
    >>Ok, I already ordered the s80. Now tell me, how important is RAW vs
    >>JPG in shooting? My usage for the camera will be casual snapshots as
    >>well as the flexibility for manual adjustments for amatuer
    >>photography. Will the lack of RAW format make much of a difference for
    >>someone with my needs?

    >
    > For casual snapshots, RAW is more than useless - it fills up your
    > flash card faster, takes longer to copy to the PC, takes longer to
    > process, etc.
    >
    > It definitely makes for a higher quality image, with more processing
    > flexibility, but IME, casual users are completely unable to spot the
    > difference between a good JPG like the Canon creates and the same
    > image in RAW format.
    >
    > Especially given the optics on a semi-compact P&S camera like the S80,
    > the benefits of RAW format seem pretty slim.
    >
    > max
    >
    >

    The optics have little bearing on the use of the RAW format, which is used
    control the colour balance, and overcome blown highlights, etc, that result
    from the in-camera jpeg compression software. While the optics on this range
    may not produce images of quite the same clarity as a DSLR, they are still
    capable of producing very good pictures.
     
    Freda, Jul 24, 2006
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