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    More info than you could ever want...but I think this site is up your alley...it's become the industry standard for camera reviews...

    http://www.dpreview.com

    I know nothing of any of the models...but check the site...

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    I second that - I've used dpreview in the past, and actually looked up the SD880 earlier when I first replied. Lots of good info, and as Jim said, more detail than a lot of people might want... :-)

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    I have been looking at dpreview, steves-digicam, and (thanks for the reminder) imaging-resource. Not all cameras have been reviewed though, and I was hoping for a little first hand knowledge from y'all.

    Well, I just ordered the SD880. It seems to have received pretty good reviews overall, unlike the A2000 which have been mixed. The wide angle on the SD880 will be nice to have (although I would almost have preferred the tele on the A2000 even with flareups). I might miss the view finder, but neither of these two have it, and it seems the 3" LCD is bright enough outdoors.

    Hummm.... wonder if I can hook up the EF 100-400mm IS to it

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    i've the canon sd1000 powershot
    and it's great! manual or automatic...
    takes wonderful photos and video too!
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    I've been researching this camera a lot and it really is awesome. I do a lot of fly fishing as well as hiking and need something waterproof and this fits the bill. One thing I like in a camera is a nice macro feature that can get real close and focus in sharply and this does an amazing job.

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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 hobbes View Post
    Well, I just ordered the SD880. It seems to have received pretty good reviews overall, unlike the A2000 which have been mixed. The wide angle on the SD880 will be nice to have (although I would almost have preferred the tele on the A2000 even with flareups). I might miss the view finder, but neither of these two have it, and it seems the 3" LCD is bright enough outdoors.
    The viewfinder is the other thing that I really like in the Canon PowerShot A series. Very hand when hiking or outdoors in general. New LCDs are a lot brighter and better to use outdoors though. Good luck with the SD880
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFester View Post
    I've been researching this camera a lot and it really is awesome. I do a lot of fly fishing as well as hiking and need something waterproof and this fits the bill. One thing I like in a camera is a nice macro feature that can get real close and focus in sharply and this does an amazing job.
    If you aren't too hung up on really small size consider this option: Fuji A500 with Aquamask waterproof case. You can read my review of this camera on geek.com here: http://www.geek.com/hwswrev/conel/a500aqua/index.htm



    I use this camera when kayaking and it does double duty in for hiking in bad weather. The image quality is really good for something this cheap and the waterproof case doesn't effect the image at all (or at least not noticeably). Very good at macros too (check the review for sample). This model is a couple of years old but still available. Amazon has it now (through marketplace) for $69 and the case for $19. No way that you can beat this for the price.
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    What? Who uses Canons around here...LOL they should all be shot!!!

    All three of the cameras you posted up about will give you good use and pretty high quality pictures... I am sure you will be happy with your choice of the 880.. good luck with it!!
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    I've got the Olympus Stylus 770SW (freeze proof, shock proof, crush proof, water proof). It doesn't have a big plastic housing, it's a metal shell and very resilient (I use it sea kayaking and just clip it to my deck or to my PFD)

    It's about the size of a deck of cards, and slips into a front jeans pocket easily.

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    The SD880 IS went on a trip last week to SoCal and performed admirably. The large LCD is quite nice (except when I have my sunglasses on, in which I can't see the LCD at all:) Dusk & night shots leave a bit to be desired, but in fairness I had the camera in full auto at the time; I'll need to try the night settings to see how it compares. The only issue I really have are what appears to be water spots on the lens (possibly from a waterfall), which I'll need to figure out how to remove (any ideas?). I like the portability (it fits in pants pockets unlike my old S40), and the controls are generally easy to use. Even my 5-year old took some great shots with it.

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