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Old Oct 10, 2009, 9:28 PM   #1
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Default Digicam equivalent to the 'old' Canon AE1 Program?

New here - and appreciate the wealth of knowledge!

I am an amateur. Used to have a Canon AE1 Program 35mm and loved it. The "program" feature made it very easy to use, yet it had the more "professional" features.

My digital camera experience is limited to a Sony DSC-P41, which has actually been a nice little camera (within its limitations).

Now I am interested in a better digital camera, hopefully one that is very similar to the old Canon AE1 Program model.

Any recommendations??

Will be a general use camera. Primary outdoor photography includes hunting, shooting, and shooting matches. Price range? Not so sure, but perhaps in the $400 to $700 range; maybe a bit higher if necessary to get quality.

Appreciate your comments!
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Old Oct 10, 2009, 10:09 PM   #2
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Varminter-

Canon has made great efforts to accommodate your desires. They have created the digital version of a Canon DSLR. They, Canon, calls that camera the Canon XS. It is one of the most professionally reviewed cameras ever created. Most Canon users reall treasure the Canon XS.

You might want to look into that camera in greater or more detail.

Have a great weekend.

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Many thanks.

The SX1 IS looks interesting.

Maybe I don't really need interchangeable lenses.
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If you expect to make deep crops of some shots in editing, then a DSLR like the XS would have a serious advantage. So long as you stick to near full frame compositions, in daylight, the SX1 ultrazoom will be easy to use.

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Old Oct 11, 2009, 12:46 AM   #5
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Varminter-

Some how you transposed Canon's XS DSLR camera into the SX-1. I am sorry to save that the the Canon SX-1 is NOT the Canon XS, which is a DSLR camera designed for folks who are making the transition to digital. The XS has many of the same features found on your AE-1. Thank might be helpful.

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Ah, thanks, Sarah.

I'll research some more!
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