I really like the camera and how it handled but I can't get past the purple fringing issues inherent to the S700 (As you can see clearly on the baseball picture). I know that I might be expecting a bit much from a $150 camera, but I think I can do a bit better.
I love the two different macro modes that it offered and they did work quite well. Still, I miss shutter speeds above 4 seconds and a bit faster shooting (shot to shot) would help as well.
Right now, my budget is a bit tight and I really don't want to spend over the $150 that I spent on the S700. I am looking at the next step up, the S1000 but I have no idea if it has the same problems the S700 had.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
My biggest problem is that I have an Uncle who used to work under the Joint Chiefs as a designer and now works as a photographer for Homeland Security (Many of you might have seen his work on the Discovery Channel: High Tech War on Terror) ... Every time he comes back with his $15K+ setup he has running, I want a little more out of my cheap cameras.
Here are a few pictures from the camera that will be going back tomorrow: