Which canon compact?

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  • retrological 1 Jul 2011 10:06:28 292 posts
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    Eurogamer photography experts please help me choose a new compact camera!

    I cant choose between two new canon compacts. Interested in these as both have new low light CMOS sensor:

    Canon IXUS 220 HS - 24mm wide angle - F2.7 lens

    Canon IXUS 310 HS - 28mm wide angle - F2.0 lens - Touchscreen LCD

    I was going to get the 220 as wanted super wide angle and didnt want a touchscreen camera, even though I have a touchscreen phone... Then I saw that the 310 has a faster lens. Which should I go for wider angle lens or faster lens but with possibly annoying touchscreen?

  • retrological 1 Jul 2011 16:01:27 292 posts
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    Help me EG you're my only hope.
  • kalel 1 Jul 2011 16:05:11 86,325 posts
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    It's just a very hard choice to make on your behalf. Really depends on whether you think the extra width in the lens is more important than a few extra stops.
  • retrological 2 Jul 2011 17:10:54 292 posts
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    I got myself a bit confused with all the models. They both have a 24mm lens. However I really didnt want a touchscreen LCD so I bought last years model the IXUS 300 HS, has the same CMOS sensor and f2.0 lens. Only difference is 2M less pixels and no touchscreen, oh and its a trendy matt black. Took some low light shots last night without the flash and was very impressed with the pictures. There was a lot less noise, much less grainy than my old Canon 950 IS. Will update after a couple of weeks if anyone is interested. Bought it in Jessops 179.
  • Bremenacht 2 Jul 2011 18:30:52 17,600 posts
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    You can't really go wrong with a Canon compact. Either of those cameras would have been good, for a price.
  • xandoodle 4 Jul 2011 10:36:06 459 posts
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    You could say its possible to fake a bigger angle but not a faster picture...

    Or you could say that Panasonic >>>>
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