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which one of the below two appeals to you more? why?thank you.

both have some very negative comments in there, and it is hard to choose balancing them.

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-100-HS/dp/B004J3V7RO/ref=zg_bs_330405011_9
http://www.amazon.com/Cyber-Shot-DSC-W530-Vario-Tessar-Wide-Angle-2-7-inch/dp/B004H8FNNA

i was looking at them because of good brands, decent price, for college student and amazon top 100 listing.

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Hi

I no way am I an expert on Cameras, but I would suggest the Canon.
Reason:
Sony has 4x optical just like the Canon but the Sony is wide angle: your more central focused shot will not have the same quality when enlarged in comparison to the Canon.
I noticed in some reviews that the Sony struggles to focus in low light.
I never like the fact that Sony uses their own proprietary memory cards - In my case in our country they are more expensive than other types of cards - might not apply to you though.

Hopes this helps
Hi,

I would also go for the Canon; I have used Canon cameras for years and find them excellent.  Sony cameras on the other hand do not generally have intuitive interfaces and are therefore more difficult to use.  The sony only memory cards is also a major issue for me; I cannot easily interchange memory cards and if i change camera I have to use a different card!

HTH

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OK- thanks.

do you see if the canon can handle a 16GB memory card. the website only gives the 8GB option.
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Check below link on Amazon selling 16 GB accessories for this camera.
http://www.amazon.com/Accessories-PowerShot-Extended-Replacement-Protectors/dp/B004N23SG4
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You don't have to purchase their Kit, the fact that they have it should indicate that the camera can accommodate 16 GB. Just remember, in the scenario of SD cards - I have noticed that larger cards perform slower compared to smaller ones. I have 4 X 4 GB cards for my camera and I'm quite happy.

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>>I have noticed that larger cards perform slower compared to smaller ones

thanks for the tip- do you see the slowness when you operate the camera or when you download the pictures?
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I actually noticed it in the operation. The wait / processing period after the photo is taken takes longer, the result is you wait longer before the camera ready to take the next picture.
I experienced it on both my previous cameras, Sony and Nikon.

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>>I experienced it on both my previous cameras, Sony and Nikon.

canon too?

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Nope, Both my previous cameras were stolen in a break in. When I replaced I did not even purchase 16 GB or 8 GB cards, went straight to 4 GB cards. You don't really need expensive high performance high capacity cards, unless you are a Pro Photographer.

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but you expect the same in canon, too?

also if you have it 4GB, it is easier to copy to a DVD, right? (it is 4.3GB limit, I think)
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I believe the same will apply, the speed on the data read / write is more based on the memory card than on the camera, and your 4 GB memory card will fit perfectly onto a DVD.

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thanks Moomin83

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It a pleasure

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