Z850 Real Estate Video Tour

Started Apr 2, 2006 | Discussions
Dave W. Senior Member • Posts: 1,582
Re: Give it a rest Overclocker...Your opinion is not of any value

behr wrote:

I am currently leaning towards Canon SD550 which has a better image
quality based on the samples I gathered.

And much reduced flexibility as it has no method of letting you set a fast shutter speed that is very useful to have in many instances and has no manual setting abilities at all (a pure point and shoot beginner camera). Forget being able to take low light no flash handheld shots. Also no adjustable bestshots. If you never have the need to have these features on demand, you'll be happy. Otherwise you'll be cursing it like I did with my old Canon S400.

dazco Senior Member • Posts: 1,794
Re: Give it a rest Overclocker...Your opinion is not of any value

I'll add to that the people at the canon forum have almost to a man told me in more than one instance that the 550's pic quality isn't as good as the old S400 you and i had. Much faster and far better video with the 550 of course, but as you said you don't have much control, and forget about macros or you'll be very disappointed compared to the 850. The elph series can't focus wort a at macro length. it's not even close. the only reason i could see to go for a 550 is if casio doesn't fix the video, assuming he cares about video.

Dave W. wrote:

behr wrote:

I am currently leaning towards Canon SD550 which has a better image
quality based on the samples I gathered.

And much reduced flexibility as it has no method of letting you set
a fast shutter speed that is very useful to have in many instances
and has no manual setting abilities at all (a pure point and shoot
beginner camera). Forget being able to take low light no flash
handheld shots. Also no adjustable bestshots. If you never have
the need to have these features on demand, you'll be happy.
Otherwise you'll be cursing it like I did with my old Canon S400.

behr Regular Member • Posts: 191
Re: Give it a rest Overclocker...Your opinion is not of any value

i agree that it is good to have manual settings. although, i would be using at most a few custom setups with one of them used 99% of the time. i prefer to have ok quality 990 pictures out of 1000, rather than 10 stellar. casio pictures are very inconsistent. there are outstanding pictures, there are horrible ones. one person took two pictures in two seconds apart and they came completely different. camera angle was different. how can i guess what's the best settings for the camera? i do not want to reevaluate each of my picture if it is as good as canon.

i won't be using the macro mode.

i was searching for a camera with mpeg4. that's how i found casio.

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