Tuesday, September 26


In Camera

I ended up getting the Ixus 800 IS, the same model as TJ at Riuva. Based on both specs and sample photos it appears to be better than my ancient Sony S85 in every way. Despite having a smaller sensor (1/2.5" vs 1/1.8") and of course a smaller lens, the sample photos from the Ixus have more detail and less noise.

More pixels, wider zoom range, much faster, much more storage (4GB vs. 128MB, same price for the respective cards), optical image stabilisation, much smaller and lighter, bigger screen (twice the screen area on a camera half the size), one-third the price. And the Sony is not a bad camera - apart from the slow auto-focus and some shutter lag, and the limitations of Memory Stick - it does take very nice photos. It's just that five years has made it completely obsolete.

One little thing: The two cameras, bought five years apart, both came with 16MB memory cards.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 12:09 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Congrats on the purchase.

Camera companies are really nickel and diming nowadays. The bundled memory cards are really only useful for showing off the cameras capabilities unless your willing to take tiny photos.

Posted by: Andrew at Tuesday, September 26 2006 07:41 PM (t8tOu)

2 Yep.

I can understand them not including a 4GB card, but 16MB?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, September 26 2006 10:19 PM (FRalS)

3 And of course, today it's cloudy and bleah here in Sydney.  And me with a shiny new camera. :(

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, September 26 2006 10:20 PM (FRalS)

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