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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Canon has finally release a pair of big-zoom cameras!

The Pro1
, priced at $1000, 7x zoom, 8 megapixels. No IS, too bad, but definitely the way better looking camera of the pair. Has a hot shoe, too. Obviously the G-Series replacement; it uses the same great BP-511 battery.

The S1 IS
, priced at a mere $500 (wow!), 10x zoom (stablized!), only 3 megapixels. No hotshoe, and it uses AAs - why? This appears to be a video-camera wannabe, with zooming allowed during recording, and unlimited recording time.

Here's a list of all the big zooms I think are worthwhile, on


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