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Old Apr 26, 2009, 1:20 AM   #121
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Ok Gang! I just got back from the Seattle UW Husky Spring Football Game and tried out both the Burst mode and Video. I will say, I was very impressed with both, especially the burst mode. Sharp and clear zooming in and just like a movie if you scoll fast. The video was pretty good too using zoom. So this camera would work very well for outdoor sports for sure.

I'll post some pics when I get these sorted out.
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Old Apr 26, 2009, 3:50 AM   #122
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Ok, here is the burst mode. The first pic shows where I was sitting. I then zoomed in and held down the shutter button for the burst. Pretty darn sharp at that zoom range with the players! I did some mild cropping to get junk out, but that was it.





























Incredible Zoom and Clarity!
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Old Apr 26, 2009, 5:53 AM   #123
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@6znsx and rayainsw :-

Nikon's website has answers to few of the questions you asked...

http://home.nikon-asia.com/pageartic...142-9347a0b2cf

I'll quote the relevant things that concern you :-
*1). ISO 3200 and 6400 are available only for image sizes of 3M (2048 x 1536) or smaller.
*2). 45 consecutive pictures at 15 fps - This feature available only for image size of 16:9 (1920 x 1080).
Even I've been researching like crazy...initially Canon SX10 IS vs. Sony H50. Didn't hear of Nikon P90 until last night and boy oh boy..there's already so much content in here..thanks to Jack and other folks.

Since Canon SX10 IS and Nikon P90 will cost me roughly the same (~ $500 here in India)...the balance seems to tilt towards the latter owing to its higher specs. I'm sure this will force Canon to pull down its price.
The only thing that concerns me is the battery life (only 200 pics...duh!) :evil:. Since Nikon uses proprietary battery (I guess so) and I would usually go on long trips to say, the Himalayas, where I would often be camping for 2-3 days with rarely any access to power, I guess I need to buy 2-3 extra battery sets (if I need to take approx. 500 pics on a 2-3 days tour)

Any pointers? Which one's better for me given the fact that I would be taking loads of pics while travelling.

PS :- Canon SX10 IS takes an incredible 600 pics on fully charged NiMH batteries.
And I haven't really heard ANYTHING bad about it ANYWHERE...though P90 beats it hands down on the zoom and MP front.
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Old Apr 26, 2009, 9:51 AM   #124
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I recently took 300 photos on a single battery. I took 297 pics on a single charge, 3/4 of them were on one day and the rest over the next week just playing with the camera and such.

One of the advantages of the P90 of the SX10 that you didnt mention is that it is SO much lighter and SO much smaller. I got this camera to take on my honeymoon because of its size and ease to shove in a case or the wifes purse. You might want to look into a more comfortable strap if you plan on carrying it that way.

Also, I purchased these batteries from Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Lithiu...542&sr=8-2 You get 2 batteries for about 12 bucks, including shipping! Im sure they arent that cheap to ship to India but theyre still really cheap in general. I havent recieved them yet but the two small reviews on Amazon say they work even better than the battery that Nikon includes! Hope this helps.

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Old Apr 26, 2009, 10:29 AM   #125
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vaibhav29oct wrote:
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@6znsx and rayainsw :-

Even I've been researching like crazy...initially Canon SX10 IS vs. Sony H50. Didn't hear of Nikon P90 until last night and boy oh boy..there's already so much content in here..thanks to Jack and other folks.
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Of the Canon SX10 IS, Sony H50 & Nikon P90, I've had the Canon s5is, Sony H50 & Nikon P90 and I can say you can do no wrong with any of them. They are all very good cameras. Right now I like the Nikon best, but the best suggestion I can make is to go to your local Camera store and put all three through their paces. Take the exact same shots inside the store. Take your time. Best Buy is really good for this. I've done that the last 4 cameras I bought. But really, it is a matter of choice as these are great cameras.
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Old Apr 26, 2009, 11:17 AM   #126
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Well, for that burst mode, I was sitting down and held it between my knees. But all the same, that was done on long zoom and still pretty darn impressive! This was on a overcast day.

(The video isn't as impressive as the burst mode, but that is a secondary bonus of the camera.)
Here is a video taken from the same spot I shot the burst mode:
http://1-4u-computer-graphics.com/Sp...otball09-0.jpg

Video of UW Husky 2009 Spring Football Game
Spring Game

I took this one from the other side of the stadium as I was leaving.
Video of HuskyCheerleaders
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I currently have a Panasonic FZ20 and I'm looking at ungrading it. Have been looking at your photos and reports on the P90.

What is the camera like at night or in low light conditions as the FZ20 struggles.



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Thanks for posting the 'burst mode' samples.
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I currently have a Panasonic FZ20 and I'm looking at ungrading it. Have been looking at your photos and reports on the P90.

What is the camera like at night or in low light conditions as the FZ20 struggles.



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What type of low light photo's do you have in mind so I can shoot some to make a report?
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I recently took 300 photos on a single battery. I took 297 pics on a single charge, 3/4 of them were on one day and the rest over the next week just playing with the camera and such.

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Thanks a lot Shane!
That put all my worries to rest...until....until I read about this new kid on the block...Sony HX1. Lolz and that confuses me even more. It's light (like P90)..though it only scales up to SX10 IS (and hence falls short of P90) on many fronts but then it has got a CMOS sensor (much like the bloody expensive Canon SX1 but it's mighty cheaper than it), has a sweep panoramic mode (catchy!) and has this new feature called Twilight mode which works awesome under low light conditions.

Ohh man...I guess I'll wait for a while before the dust settles down (the irony is it's stupid to wait in this fast moving world where things become obsolete within months. You either buy things or keep waiting till eternity).

I've an upcoming 5 months Euro-tour this autumn...so still have a couple of months. Am in no hurry and as Jack said I gotta try them out on my own...
Now the duel is b/w P90 and Sony HX1 :?
Bbye Canon (though I smell something delicious cooking in the Canon camp...and I guess it will be served hot in few weeks time)!
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