Everything looks right so far. I am choosing between the 850 and 870 myself right now, they both look awesome. I am leaning 850 because it's cheaper, has the optical viewfinder (I'm sure the smaller 2.5 LCD is fine, don't need 3) I don't know if I'll use the wide angle or not, and the 850 has a better lens (I think, see below). I MAY use wide angle since I'm a snowboarder and it would be sweet for panorama views, however. But it bends the edges of the picture in, a sacrafice you have to accept with wide angle photos.
Between the 850/870 and SX100, I think only the 850 and 870 have the Time Lapse Video mode. I am going to use this ALOT, while most people won't. Imagine sunrise/sunset videos, they have alot of potential.
I think the last factor for me is the lenses.
850 - (35 - 140mm)
870 - (28 - 105 mm)
I don't really understand the differences, but it sounds like when you're NOT in wide angle mode, the 35/140mm lens will be superior - can anyone comment on that for me? If in regular mode the lenses are almost identical, I'm going to get the 870 instead.
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