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Old Jan 25, 2013, 9:26 AM   #1
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First off I work at walmart which is not my favorite place but oh well.
Second off I have thought about getting the Canon SX50 since I can get it for 10% off and it would only cost me about 420.00. I torn between the Canon and the Panasonic FZ150 or FZ200, my biggest issue would mainly be the 2.8 lens range of the FZ200 for indoor photo's and video's.
I was wanting to know if anyone has the Canon SX50 and how it does indoors, also how is the video while recording? I've got two daughters 9 and 13 and it's been a long time since we really got any decent video of the kids and at present time I can't afford a good DSLR so I was hoping that the quality of the video on the SX50 would suffice, the camera would also be used for school plays or other school going on's. I know the quality will not be as good as the DSLR but I'm not looking for a professional type video.
My only thought would be to get the canon and try it out for 30 days and see how I like the quality of the photo's and video's, the 1200mm lens is not a big deal but financially if it would do what I need with decent quality it would save me some from the Panasonic.
Thanks and if anyone has any good advise or experience with this camera please let me know, Thanks again.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 8:00 AM   #2
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Sample Indoor Video of Canon Powershot SX40

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLCkm...ZDEF_8D1vZ66hA

you can watch it in full hd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fFls...ZDEF_8D1vZ66hA

the diff:

Canon Powershot SX 40 ( 840mm Max Optical zoom upto 3360mm Max Digital zoom) and Canon Powershot SX50 ( 1200mm Max Optical zoom upto 4800mm Max Digital zoom) digital zoom of this camera is very usable

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Old Jan 28, 2013, 2:40 PM   #3
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G'day mate

For my money, I would go with the FZ200 and its f2,8 lens system
I also suggest that you disregard the maximum zoom mm's available from each camera - from experience I find that once any superzoom is over about 500mm that you must use a tripod/monopod as the magnification is too great for successful hand holding even with all the Image Stabilisation stuff working

My missus has the FZ100 and loves using it out to 800/1000mm or thereabouts - but the sharpness is not good enough for me [tiz to her tho ]

Hope this helps a bit
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btw both full hd video is handheld.




sample shot of handheld in full zoom
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G'day SF

an excellent image - well done

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An SX50 review...
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-powershot-sx50-hs
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