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    Looking for a new digital camera for the fam. Would appreciate your (knowledgeable) recommendation between the Canon Powershot SD1100, SD880, A2000.

    Thx!

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    I have the SD870, which I assume is the earlier version of the 880. I need to play around with the settings because it really over-saturates everything red. I actually have to go de-saturate in Photoshop.

    I just saw an ad for the G10. I don't know much about it, but it looks awesome.

    Regardless, I'd only buy Canon's.
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    My son has the G9 and it is a wonderful camera. The images are great - it is small - and he has the waterproof case for use when kayaking.

    My wife has the SD800 which is standard with IS and a wide angle lens. Both are great features for indoor pictures. It is very simple and works well.

    For hiking I have the S3 IS - which is a bigger body but plenty of features. It all depends on what you want to do with it.
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    While I'm a loyal Canon fan... I'm actually considering the Olympus Stlyus as a nice little P&S for hiking and such. The reason I'm considering these is that they are getting decent reviews in Backpacker and other media and the biggest reasons... they are WATERPROOF, FREEZEPROOF and SHOCKPROOF!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDog View Post
    While I'm a loyal Canon fan... I'm actually considering the Olympus Stlyus as a nice little P&S for hiking and such. The reason I'm considering these is that they are getting decent reviews in Backpacker and other media and the biggest reasons... they are WATERPROOF, FREEZEPROOF and SHOCKPROOF!
    Now that would be a cool option. Hold it real tight and you will not get wet, freeze or fall.
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    I bought the Canon G9 in June for hiking and I absolutely love it. It has alot of features to it and takes great pictures. I paid 499.00 @ Best Buy plus 30.00 for a 2 gig card.

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    Thanks for the recommendations. The G9 is a bit bulky for what we want though (twice the weight!) At this point, I'm just looking to narrow down between the 3 models above. Unfortunately Canon has been tweaking their upgrades enough that a prior model comparison may no longer hold.

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    I like these guys, as far as reviews go they have a few biases, but are pretty fair overall

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/CAMD...submit=Compare

    This is their website for comparing the three you mentioned. It is tough keeping up, by the time you decide on one, it has been upgraded and replaced.

    Good luck deciding, they all seem to be pretty good. the deciding factor may be which one feels the best in your hand. Or you could just eenie meenie miny moe it and get used to it.

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    I've long been a fan of the Canon PowerShot series as well. I've had both the A530 and now the A590 as my point and shoot models and my primary hiking cameras. Both have been awesome. One of the things that I like about these as opposed to some of the other Canon models is the form factor. The shape of the camera body and the grip makes it particularly easy to get the camera out of the case (I use the Canon velcro flap belt pack model) with one hand and take shots while hiking. Haven't dropped it yet (although I've now porbably jinxed myself). The image quality is excellent as well (which of course is the main criteria).
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    I have had a SD800 IS as my small/backup camera for several years, and like it a lot. Takes good pictures, easy to use, has a viewfinder and an LCD, which a lot of small cameras do not. Seems to be tought/well-built, battery life is good too. I would stay within the SD line for the use that you describe.

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