Or you can get a very special edition at Adorama for $500:A.PowerShot S400 Body, B.Wrist Strap WS-300, C.AV Cable AVC-DC100, D.Battery Charger CB-2LS, E.Battery Pack NB-1LH, F.Interface Cable IFC-300PCU, G.Compact Flash Card CF-32M, H.Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM, I.ArcSoft Camera Suite CD-ROM. This Edition includes a Coach Signature Fabric Case with Leather Trim and wrist strap
I'm going to purchase the S400 and am wondeiring if anyobdy knows who is offering the best price from a reliable dealer?
Both have it at $359 (at BH the low price does not show until you put it in the cart)
Nice buy. Post some pics when it gets there. You still have your Nikon?
Received the S400 yesterday. All in good order. I'll post some pics soon. The great price must be because of the new models on the market.
I gave the Nikon 5700 to the son and daughter inlaw, and I sold the Nikon 5000 to a friend.
I love the Olympus E-1. Getting a deal from a relative helped. I would have not even purchased a slr digital if it were not for that.
Any comments from the gallery regarding the A80? Given the criteria I've mentioned above, what other cameras should I study? I just need a good performing little camera that'll tide me over until dSLR prices fall into a comfortable range.
* The "G" series are the high end models, with a faster lens, a hotshoe for flash, full manual control and RAW format capability.
* The "Sxx" series (e.g. S45, S50) have slower lenses, no hotshoe but still retain a lot of manual control options and a RAW image format
* The "A" series. The A80 is pretty similar to the "S" series in terms of features, but the A70/A60 are less advanced. They all use AA cells rather than a Li-ion battery and none have a RAW file mode.
Here are the differences between the two, as listed by Phot.net.
The hotshoe was a big deal to me, I don't like in-camera flashes. The faster lens is nice in low light. But really, the A80 is a great camera. As ever, it comes down to how you expect to use it.
Here's yet another review of the A80.
Thanks, Sid. I didn't see this post before now. Oops.
I think I've ruled out Fuji's S7000. The "SuperCCD" sensor strikes me as gimmacky (and the reviews seem to think it's flawed).
So it's between Canon's S1 and A80. I didn't have much time for browsing today, but I stopped by Best Buy to get my hands on a S1. They had about 15, all in their boxes, which the store folk refused to open. I could buy one and return it if I didn't like it, they said, but I couldn't open a box and touch one before buying it. I left.