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Old Mar 23, 2013, 9:44 AM   #1
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Hi,

I want to buy a camera to complement my Canon 500D and GoPro Hero 2.

What I wanted was something compact, with a big zoom and FullHD recording.

I don't need GPS but what do you think about the Olympus SH-25MR? My price range should be around 150 (more or less 200$ usd).

Can you help me?

Thanks!
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 6:34 AM   #2
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Not a bad little camera for the money...
Colour reproduction is nice and the lens at the long end is fairly sharp (unlike some long zoom compacts)
A decent choice if you don't mind the omission of the PASM options...
I'd switch off the GPS to extend battery life...
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Old Mar 30, 2013, 4:12 PM   #3
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SIMON40, thanks por your answer.
What other options can you give me?
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Old Mar 30, 2013, 5:15 PM   #4
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Canon SX240hs (260 without GPS) offers a 20x zoom and full HD video...?
Not sure what it would cost where you are... maybe consider also the older SX230- or 220 without GPS

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There are two new models out the end of April.

SX280 with wi-fi and gps
SX270 with neither

SX260 with gps

I very nearly purchased a SX260 while my A650 went in for a clean just the other day, luckily I was informed it had been discontinued so I held back.

I'm no expert but I noted one review showed aberrations when looking at bright daylight through tree branches on full zoom - how bad this is I'll leave for others to comment.

One could expect a price reduction on the SX260 if you come across a stockist, how the new models perform I don't know but sure hope Steve does a review on one of them.... if you read this Steve can we see a macro test as well?

I read somewhere the newer models have a better AF focusing.

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Old Apr 6, 2013, 6:36 PM   #6
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I own the Sony HX20V. as well the HX9V

One will do MP4@60f, while the other not. both are Full HD1080P will more like one?

To some it may be bit more bulky. and carries quite a punch. they can zoom up to 16-20x per model, with todays technology digital zoom which is dam well better than I can draw?

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