I've sold off my Powershot S30 and now looking for a new camera. However, I'm completely loss as to which camera to buy (Tweek can attest to that, I think I'm driving him nuts).
Basically I've more or less shortlisted the choices (in order of preference) to F717, 5700 or 7Hi (though it's quite a bit more expensive than the other 2 models, and ergonomics wise it's not that nice).
+ fast lens (f/2.0 - f/2.4)
+ zoom/MF ring
+ twistable body (I like, some don't)
+ built-in lens thread
+ night-framing (though might be over-hyped liao, since only works in PE and auto)
+ fast AF
- noisy images (compared to 5700)
- overly saturated reds (dunno if it's a big problem though)
+ 8x lens (35mm-280mm)
+ nice body (SLR like)
+ huge amount of external controls (quick changes in settings)
- image quality with CGMY colour array (see dpreview's comments on bayer's artifacts)
- low light focusing problems?? (dunno how bad this really is)
????????????? (know nuts abt this camera)
Any inputs from you guys? Also, are there any other cameras worth considering at this price point? Thanks!!