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Canon PowerShot S45 4 to 5 Megapixel
Submitted by vinayak a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: August 7, 2004
Strengths: Execllent clarity....
Execellent while capturing moving objects....
Weaknesses: kind of bulky...
Really satisfies with the camera.The clarity is simply fantastic even with M2 resomution.
Only disadvantage is it is kind of bulky...But not really a big issue...Red eye can cause a problem sometimes.
But overall I think its worth the price I paid and I am satified
Price Paid: $299.00
Purchased At: Amazon.com
Similar Products Used: -NA-
Submitted by Bob_Budding a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: April 14, 2004
Strengths: Solid build quality
Weaknesses: Soft lens (edges)
Horrible shutter lag
Inaccurate and arbitrary autofocus
Really disappointing camera. So-so image quality. And I've missed lots of shots due to shutter lag.
Price Paid: $450.00
Purchased At: B&H
Similar Products Used: This camera has me back using my film cameras.
Submitted by pajgo a Professional
Date Reviewed: April 8, 2004
Strengths: Possibility of all manual settings.
In manual mode slow shutterspeed.
Weaknesses: Taking photos towards the shining light you will find some CA on sharp edges between light and dark. Red eye reduction works very good if the person is in straight line with the flash/lens-axis and looks towards the camera. See review dcresource.com, if you follow the hints, it works fine.
I bought the S45 in August 2004. I paid 435 EUR in Germany. The purpose was to have a compact camera with me while I'm biking. Now I'm having the camera all the time with me. I wanted to have the possibility of manual setting. The S45 gives all of this to an experienced user. In general the automatic mode produces already very good pictures. The S50, if one looks closely, does not have the same overall quality of photos. I really can recommend the camera for beginners as well as for experienced users. But keep in mind, it is a compact camera, that has by nature its limitations, i.e. size of lens.
Price Paid: $435.00
Purchased At: m&mphoto
Similar Products Used: No digital camera.
Submitted by brianc a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: January 26, 2004
Strengths: Menu sytem to access controls. very intuative
I bought my S45 about 7 months ago. I do a lot on mountian bikig photography. So I need to have a camera that can fit nicely in my pack and not weight me down too much. The S45 combines load of control in a small sturdy package.
I picked up a 256 MB flash card at the same time and now shoot exclusively in RAW mode. The images are amazingly sharp and the metering is very good.
I am very happy with my purchace.
Price Paid: $450.00
Purchased At: B&H
Submitted by Michael Allen a Expert
Date Reviewed: October 29, 2003
Strengths: Solid build. Convenient. Very good images. Good battery life. Easy to use; intuitive menus if you are used to Canon. Raw files. Full auto to full manual, and in between. Great ability to customize, creative control. Better images than S50.
Weaknesses: No diopter. Average viewfinder (like all this size). No topside LCD. Fidgety main control, takes some getting used to.
An excellent "carry everywhere" camera. A little heavy, but solidly built. You can shoot fully auto (usual dummy modes, or program AE), partly manual (shutter or aperture priority) or fully manual, which I like. The Raw files are a big plus. I generally turn the flash down a stop, get better results in fill situations. The charger is easy to use (no cords!), and the software is OK. I prefer this to the S50, as the greater number of pixels in that model have merely translated into reduced dynamic range and more noise - go with the S45 if you like this design. You can do a lot with this camera, in terms of creative control - even has an intervalometer!
Similar Products Used: I have tried almost every reasonable digital camera. Presently use Canon 1Ds as main camera.
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