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Old Oct 13, 2010, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default Where does SX130IS stand ?

hi,
i was reading the review of SX130IS there, and noticed exceptionally better IQ @ ISO800 and more. also, in the review, there seemed to be no big con against this camera either.

so, where SX130IS stands against other superzoom cams like its big brother SX30IS or SX20IS or similar cams? in terms of picture quality, focusing speed and others at similar zoom level ?


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Old Oct 16, 2010, 7:26 PM   #2
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It's a great camera. If you have more money to spend take a look a the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 as well.

However if your not into spending a lot of money and want a nice cam, the SX130IS is great.
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 8:37 PM   #3
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I agree with Terry-

The Canon SX130 is a great little camera, and a very handy size. As it uses AA batteries, some folks have expressed some concern about the shot to shot times when using flash. But the 5 to 6 second delay in my opinion is minimal. The SX130 also does HD video. You can use the zoom and re-focus when filming.

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Old Oct 25, 2010, 9:22 PM   #4
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I agree with Terry-

The Canon SX130 is a great little camera, and a very handy size. As it uses AA batteries, some folks have expressed some concern about the shot to shot times when using flash. But the 5 to 6 second delay in my opinion is minimal. The SX130 also does HD video. You can use the zoom and re-focus when filming.

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My SX130 continuously autofocuses while shooting video with the zoom.
How come everyone says they have to focus it manually while zooming????
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Old Oct 25, 2010, 9:32 PM   #5
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I hope someone can post a sample shot using sx130 with a blurred background.

Can it do shots like this?
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...with_Bokeh.jpg

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Old Oct 26, 2010, 1:22 PM   #6
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I hope someone can post a sample shot using sx130 with a blurred background.

Can it do shots like this?
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...with_Bokeh.jpg
u have guts ! comparing a $250 compact with a top quality DSLR?
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I should go then with the d3000.. Sorry but my budget is not that high.
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I should go then with the d3000.. Sorry but my budget is not that high.
u should see/post in the "what cam should i buy" section, pentax k-x get a lots of recommendation.
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I hope someone can post a sample shot using sx130 with a blurred background.

Can it do shots like this?
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...with_Bokeh.jpg
Hi, nice shot.

I am pretty sure it can be done but perhaps not as well as yours.

I have taken macro shots of flowers where the background is blurred.
I have also taken shots of nearby objects with the aperature at 3.4 (I think the lowest) in which the background is blurred and the foreground is in focus...

You can change all the settings manually - aperature, shutter, etc.. so there should be a way to do it, right?
What do I know - I am totally a newbie....

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Old Oct 28, 2010, 9:04 PM   #10
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I am just hoping to get a decent bokeh effect on the photos... I just ordered one and im really exited...
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