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Old Mar 7, 2013, 8:22 AM   #1
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With Sony's HX300v super-zoom now joining the 1000mm+ club (Canon SX50hs,Fuji HS50,Nikon P510...)- one wonders,where will it all end...? Maybe it won't...!!
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The only problem I can see is the one I encountered with Canon SX50HS, and that being the huge optical zoom. After 800mm or so most people(well, me, anyway) need a tripod to get clear shots. If you don't mind lugging a tripod, or monopod around with you, these are awesome cameras. I opted for the Canon SX40HS with its 840mm lens, because for me, the difference of 360mm at $100 US was not a valid reason for the extra mm. Both cameras had the same stats, otherwise. Well, except for the ability to capture RAW files with the SX50.

I think, however, that at some point, the law of diminishing returns comes into play. Just as with megapixels.
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50X?

"SuperZoom" doesn't cover it anymore.

How about something like "SuperDuperZoom"?
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With Sony's HX300v super-zoom now joining the 1000mm+ club (Canon SX50hs,Fuji HS50,Nikon P510...)- one wonders,where will it all end...? Maybe it won't...!!
According to Einstein, space is curved, so eventually, it may get to the point where, when you look through the viewfinder, you see the back of your own head.

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According to Einstein, space is curved, so eventually, it may get to the point where, when you look through the viewfinder, you see the back of your own head.

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Most days that would be a scary sight.
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