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Canon SD750 vs SD870

I'm looking to replace my Canon SD630 and am looking at the 750 & 870. Is the extra zoom & image stabilization on the 870 worth the extra 70 or 80 bones?

I didn't have image stabilization before & I'm curious how large a difference it makes.
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IS can give you one or two stops. It also (at least in IS lenses) chews through batteries much faster.

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IS can give you one or two stops. It also (at least in IS lenses) chews through batteries much faster.
Dave is IS like Nikon's VR I would assume that it would really make a difference with long lenses.

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IS is image stabilization and it makes all the difference in the world.




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IS is image stabilization and it makes all the difference in the world.
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That said... I have 2 thoughts on it...
1: IS is canon uses is way better on the in lens models (at least i believe so... I know the new sys going in the L glass is way better than the old IS system I have in my lens...)

2: IS if it works would be way MORE important in a small P/S as it's much harder to hold them as still and stable... Agreed on the long lens aspect Rick mentioned... That said imho I have a much easier time holding my SLR steady on target that the little point and shoot while looking through that lcd viewfinder... Just doesnt fit the hand and kinda hard to hold with two hands


So.. My vote?
Go with the IS version
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Dave is IS like Nikon's VR I would assume that it would really make a difference with long lenses.
Yes. It makes more of a difference with longer lenses where shake is more pronounced. Nikon claims 3-4 stops. I generally expect 1-2 but it could be better.

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