Which camera would you choose.

Discussion in 'GBAtemp Art Studio' started by test84, Jul 25, 2008.

?

hmm ...

  1. A compact camera like Canon SD 900

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. a Semi-SLR camera like Canon S5 IS

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. test84
    OP

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Member
    3,685
    3
    Sep 8, 2006
    Iran
    Iran, Tehran.
    So here it is,
    Which one would you choose,
    A compact camera that you can put in your pocket or backpack easily (like Canon SD 900) or a big 8mega pixel one that gets better pictures but won't fit in your backpack and you have to carry it over your shoulder.

    (I know most people here are by no mean that much into photography, just wanted to know your 2cents).

    I got an Canon A75 [​IMG] camera that loved to death but finally died on me so I got this S5 IS but I dont use it much outdoors since I have to carry it over my shoulder and I'm afraid of theft or something and wanted to know what you think about it.

    FYI, S5 IS is latest Canon in the series.
     
  2. Dio

    Dio WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    Member
    556
    3
    Dec 29, 2007
    United States
    Mount Vernon, WA
    I have a Canon PowerShot SD850 IS Digital Elph and I love it to death.
     
  3. test84
    OP

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Member
    3,685
    3
    Sep 8, 2006
    Iran
    Iran, Tehran.
    Dio, Its ok that you love your camera but the topic is about which one would you prefer, the quality or mobility.
     
  4. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    Member
    4,888
    37
    May 14, 2006
    United States
    I recently bought a camera off of Woot! and its an ultra-compact type. I would say that having it fit in your pocket is great for those random moments you didn't think you would capture.
     
  5. fischju

    fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

    Member
    1,940
    0
    Jan 11, 2008
    United States
    I would say more to the SLR end
     
  6. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Member
    5,005
    4
    Oct 15, 2006
    United States
    Portland, OR
    Depends on the purpose. For outdoor/on the go use, anything very big is going to be more trouble than it's worth unless you're a photographer. Casual users will want something easy to carry and use or they won't end up carrying it around and using it.

    On the other hand, for indoor use (e.g. taking pics of stuff you're going to sell online) or less casual photography the size doesn't matter as much as the quality.
     
  7. test84
    OP

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Member
    3,685
    3
    Sep 8, 2006
    Iran
    Iran, Tehran.
    tnx, I do both kind of photography (did put them some here, last year) but now its just restricted to indoor and family photos since its hard to bring it everywhere.