Slug: need-help-finding-digital-camera Date: 2002-04-22 Title: Need help finding digital camera layout: post

Jodi and I have decided to get a digital camera. Specifically, we've decided on the Canon Powershot S30. We had settled on the Nikon Coolpix 775, but switched to the Canon for the following reasons:

  • 3.2 Megapixel camera: the Coolpix was only 2.14
  • More ergonomic shape and weight - the 775 was just a bit TOO compact and boxy.
  • The Powershot has a microphone for capturing video AND sound; it can also be used to annotate stills I believe.
  • The menuing system on the Powershot is a marvel of tiny Information Architecture. The Nikon's menu was nearly incomprehensible.
  • So, now we need to find a good deal on it. Actually, I just found out that I'm getting a nice check from a client, so I may skip good deal and go for convenience. ;-) Still, I'd like to hear from someone with experience finding good deals with reputable retailers online.