Comparing Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH with Sony DSC-P10
There are many good digital cameras spread around the global market, and inevitably this will make many costumers confused since they don’t know which digital camera to have. Canon, Casio, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus, Sony are the examples of well-known digital camera manufacturers and they have some really good products such as Canon PowerShot S400, Casio Exilim EX-Z3, Kodak Professional DCS Pro 14n, etc. Since I have Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH and my friend has the Sony DSC-P10, I decide to compare these two worth-to-buy cameras.
Ask a professional photographer to give some names of camera manufacturers and chances are one of it would be Canon. For the digital section, Canon continued to impress with their history of innovation and with its current technology it allowed novice costumers to learn about their product and professionals to comfortably point and shoot their favorite object. Introducing Canon PowerShot S400 (as shown in FIGURE 1), it is a product only by Canon, and to tell you the truth it is really classy. Proven popular among consumers, S400 has the reputation for its small dimensions and compact size and these two features make S400 a very practical product. S400 is actually the world’s smallest 4 mega pixel digital camera and it is also well known for its image quality. This camera features a stainless body with a new super hard protection that will resist any scratch. It can also record movies for a length of up to three minutes.
Figure 1: The Canon PowerShot S400 Digital ELPH Camera
• 4 mega pixel of CCD.
• Optical viewfinder.
• 1.5-inch color TFT LCD monitor.
• Glass, 3x, 7.4-22.2mm lens, equivalent to a 36-108mm lens on a 35mm camera.
• Maximum 3.6x digital zoom.
• Automatic exposure control, with Long Shutter mode for longer exposures.
• Shutter speeds from 1/2,000 to 15 seconds.
• Maximum aperture f/2.8 to f/4.9, depending on lens zoom position.
• Built-in flash with five modes.
• CompactFlash Type I memory card storage device, with a standard 32MB card included.
• Power supplied by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack (charger included) or optional AC adapter.
• ArcSoft Camera Suite 1.2, Canon Digital Camera software, and USB drivers included for both Windows and Mac platforms.
• Movie mode with sound.
• Standard and High Speed Continuous Shooting modes.
• Stitch-Assist panorama mode.
• Infinity and Macro focus modes.
• Customizable "My Camera" settings.
• Two- or 10-second Self-Timer for delayed shutter release.
• Sound Memo option for recording captions.
• Spot, Center-Weighted, and Evaluative exposure metering.
• White balance (color) adjustment with seven modes, including a Custom setting.
• Photo Effect menu for color adjustment.
• Adjustable ISO setting.
• DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) compatibility.
• USB cable for connection to a computer (driver...