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Old Nov 9, 2011, 11:35 PM   #31
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I would try using shutter priority,with a minimum of 1/250th sec- adjusting the iso accordingly to give you that shutter speed(maybe auto iso if available),switch to centre area focus- using that area as a "target",making sure your subject is in that area prior to half pressing shutter(for focus)- then just "fire" as it were!!
The burst mode may help,capturing a few frames quickly- quite handy for twitchy birds..!
Beware though,that even a stray branch in the line of view may make the camera choose that for its chosen focus...
Hi Simon thanks for the tips. I will try shutter priority as well. By the way had a chance to get more snaps in Program mode as following

By the way I have changed settings to support digital zoom ON and now it zoom upto 140x but in that level I see some extra noise in photographs more than 35x. How ever 140x zoom extra bit helps to review focusing object much closer before fire the shoot. See the Parrot bird taken with 140x for example have some noise but extra close-up.

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Old Nov 10, 2011, 7:23 PM   #33
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Great photos. Do I understand the specifications correctly for this camera? When they say:
35-mm Equivalent (Telephoto) 840 mm

Does that mean my DSLR lens that is 70 - 300mm can not even get close the the zoom power of this camera? I've always wanted a longer range lense but they are so expensive. It sounds like this camera would be much cheaper than a lense and I would get the powerful zoom so that I can take my nature photos.
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Great photos. Do I understand the specifications correctly for this camera? When they say:
35-mm Equivalent (Telephoto) 840 mm

Does that mean my DSLR lens that is 70 - 300mm can not even get close the the zoom power of this camera? I've always wanted a longer range lense but they are so expensive. It sounds like this camera would be much cheaper than a lense and I would get the powerful zoom so that I can take my nature photos.

its a 35x (840mm) Optical plus 4x Digital zoom 140x (3360mm) (35mm eqiv)


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Old Nov 10, 2011, 9:05 PM   #35
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its a 35x (840mm) Optical plus 4x Digital zoom 140x (3360mm) (35mm eqiv)


Yes this is the most advanced compact-level super zoom camera with best photo quality It is cheap and easy the carry compare to expensive and bulky lenses for DSLR. However please note if you wanted to be highly professional and it is obvious better to go for DSLR but for now I can live with SX 40

By the way this another addition to my collection taken yesterday. see the bird bellow.

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By the way this another addition to my collection taken yesterday. see the bird bellow.

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Old Nov 11, 2011, 6:35 AM   #38
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Wow !!! this is amazing shot !!!! I love the reflection in water perfect shot....
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Thanks Danesh



Exposure 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture f/5.8
Focal Length 150.5 mm
ISO Speed 100
Exposure Bias 0 EV
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I'm so embarrassed to ask again. I don't know much about zoom information so I when you say...its a 35x (840mm) Optical plus 4x Digital zoom 140x (3360mm) (35mm eqiv) what type of canon lens would this be similar too? I know I don't need 3 cameras...BUT, I was planning on getting a larger zoom lens than my 70 - 300mm and if this camera has a more powerful zoom, I would sooner purchase a 3rd camera for my nature photos.

Here is an example of a photo of the fox that rears young in my yard every year. I took this photo with a canon 40D and 70-300mm lens about 250' away. I wish I would have had a lens that would have brought them even closer. Close enough that I could see whiskers. Would this camera do this?

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