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Old Feb 12, 2010, 3:03 PM   #21
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I am still operating on my first battery charge. The CIPA standards projection for battery life on the SX-200 is for 280 shots. Low light focus has been no problem, as there is a focus assist lamp.

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Old Feb 12, 2010, 3:28 PM   #22
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Sounds like you enjoying your new toy Sarah, have fun. Lovely photo of you that you posted.
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 3:29 PM   #23
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How many camera's do you own Sarah?
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 3:34 PM   #24
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My husband tells me:too many! But we have an agreement. If I want a new camera, an old one gets sold. I think that is fair.

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Old Feb 14, 2010, 1:31 PM   #25
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so after a while playing with the sx200 - do you prefer it over the panasonic zs3? Pretty much down to these 2 and now searching for prices...
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 1:47 PM   #26
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Good Morning, Nech-

All in all, I prefer the Canon SX-200 to the Panasonic ZS-3. Its images are more consistent, and you develop a work flow that produces the images that you are expecting. The menu system on the SX-200 is a newer variation on the traditional Canon menu. It took a bit od getting used to, but , I rather quickly became comfortable with it.

Here is a sample photo from last night, 13 Feb. It was using the SX-200 built-in flash unit at 14 feet with considerable zoom. I captured the image of Bradley's eye through the lens of his glasses. The distortion leaves him unfortunately looking a bit bug eyed. By the way that is Bradley's natural facial coloring.

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Old Feb 14, 2010, 2:58 PM   #27
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ok sarah,
Looks good to me... gonna go get it as soon as I find a good price...
Thanks again for your help and patience with me.
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 1:55 PM   #28
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sarah,
You mentioned somewhere that the pop up sx200 flash is not an issue for you? You said you found a solution... what is it?
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 11:14 AM   #29
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Good Morning, Nech-

I just adjusted my grip on the camera, and I was fine with it. The flash unit itself is rather small.

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oh OK thought you found some secret setting
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