GuZ><0r , the S7000 is a superb camera looks good feels well made and strong, it`s 6.3mp can be doubled to a 12mp although this is done with interpolation and gives a larger image size, it has 6X optical zoom, i personally dont think digital zoom is worth mentioning, it is fairly fast to startup and with fresh batteries saves images quickly, ISO up to 800.
The S5600 is also a super camera still looks good although the body feels a tad more plastic compared to the S7000, 5.1mp but this time with a 10X optical zoom, unlike the 7000 the zoom is operated manually saving on startup time along with battery use, it is ready to shoot very quickly, ISO up to 1600, it also has a 5th generation sensor compared to the 7000`s 4th.
Both have movie mode and voice/memo ability, both similar screens etc.
Although the S5600 is slightly less in the mp department i personally think it is worth looking at, but the best advice is to get yourself off to a camera shop and ask to have a look at them both, Jessops would be a good place to start.
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