Comparison between Canon Powershot S400 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P10

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Jamie Pollard, Jan 27, 2004.

  1. hello,

    i have been in the market for a new digital camera for a while and
    have basically settled on getting either the Canon Powershot S400 or
    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P10. both are about the same price, and the only
    noticable difference to me (not being very knowledgable about these
    things) is that the s400 is 4.0 megapixels and saves to compact flash
    and the dsc-p10 is 5.0 megapixels and saves to memory stick. i am in
    no way a professional photographer, i just like to take the occasional
    pictures for vacations, gatherings, parties, etc. i like each of these
    since they are very small and seem to get pretty decent reviews from
    what i've read (although one person on this newsgroup really seems to
    hate the dsc-p10). i am more familiar with the S400 since i currently
    own a canon S100 purchased 3 years ago. but the extra megapixal on the
    sony has me intrigued. since they are about the same price, is it
    worth it to go for the sony? what differences should i consider? any
    objective/subjective opinions would be appreciated.

    thanks for the responses,
    jamie
     
    Jamie Pollard, Jan 27, 2004
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  2. Jamie Pollard

    DJH Guest

    The memory stick is a deal breaker for me, can be quite expensive and is
    not an industry standard. I won't buy a sony for this reason.

    I love my powershot S400 by the way, takes incredible photos for its
    size and cost. The megapixel "race" isn't that important, its often
    compared to the "Ghz" race in computers. 4 Megapixel is more than
    sufficient to print an 8X10, if you're going to print larger than that a
    20% increase (from 4 to 5 megapixels) in megapixels isn't going to cut
    it.

    I'd focus on who has the better image processing, lense, write speed,
    etc.

    In article <>,
    (Jamie Pollard) wrote:

    > hello,
    >
    > i have been in the market for a new digital camera for a while and
    > have basically settled on getting either the Canon Powershot S400 or
    > Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P10. both are about the same price, and the only
    > noticable difference to me (not being very knowledgable about these
    > things) is that the s400 is 4.0 megapixels and saves to compact flash
    > and the dsc-p10 is 5.0 megapixels and saves to memory stick. i am in
    > no way a professional photographer, i just like to take the occasional
    > pictures for vacations, gatherings, parties, etc. i like each of these
    > since they are very small and seem to get pretty decent reviews from
    > what i've read (although one person on this newsgroup really seems to
    > hate the dsc-p10). i am more familiar with the S400 since i currently
    > own a canon S100 purchased 3 years ago. but the extra megapixal on the
    > sony has me intrigued. since they are about the same price, is it
    > worth it to go for the sony? what differences should i consider? any
    > objective/subjective opinions would be appreciated.
    >
    > thanks for the responses,
    > jamie
     
    DJH, Jan 27, 2004
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