S30 vs. newer...Am I wrong in my thinking?

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S30 vs. newer...Am I wrong in my thinking?
Dec 28, 2006

I am using a Canon S30 and like many others I'd like a smaller digital camera. In reading some threads I am getting the opinion that the ultra compact camera's, such as the SD800 IS, will not match the older S30 in picture quality, most specifically in low light...the SD800 having more grain.

First off, is this thinking right?
Second, will larger cameras like the 710 IS surpass the S30 in picture quality?

I think the S30 does a nice job and I am beginning to wonder what has changed the last 5 years, other than cameras getting smaller, but possibly at a PQ cost.
Brian Miller

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