I'm currently using a Canon Powershot S100 (Digital IXUS) which I bought 2 years ago. Love the camera very much but I'm looking at upgrading to a prosumer grade camera like the Power G3, Nikon 5700 or the Sony F717.
1. Panorama assistance
One thing which I really like about the S100 is its panorama assistance mode -> it helps you to line up multiple frames and using software on the PC, you can stitch these frames together to form a panorama. Do the 5700 and F717 have a similar capability ?
2. Internal flash
One of the things that is really deficient with the S100 is its internal flash -> totally useless ! I think it's effective flash range must only a 1 metre or so !!
Any comments about the internal flash in the 5700 and F717 ?
3. Low-light focussing
I've seen many comments about the 5700's poor ability to auto-focus in low-light conditions. How "low" is low-light ? And how "poor" is poor ?
I really like the 5700 but I have some concerns about this.
thank you all !