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Old Dec 11, 2009, 3:35 PM   #31
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Out of pure curiosity, if I removed my must requirement of using AA batteries, would I get better camera choices than the SX120? What would you recommend if AA batteries are not a must.
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The list would include:

Sony H-20
Panasonic ZR-1
Panasonic ZS-1
Panasonic ZS-3
Fuji F-70EXR
Fuji F-200EXR

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Old Dec 11, 2009, 8:59 PM   #33
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And they're all better than the SX120?

AA cameras are really dying out, or maybe I'm just that old fashioned.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 11:17 AM   #34
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No, chenbin-

They are not all better than the canon SX-120, they are merely the other cameras in the same class as the Canon SX-120. The Canon SX-120 is a very capable camera, the Sony H-20 exceeds it due to its best in class built-in flash and HD video. The Panasonic cameras do wonderfully outdoors and offer the best wide angle in the class, but they are trounced by a very, small, very weak built-in flash unit that cuts down their indoor image quality quite a bit. The Fuji EXR cameras are very capable cameras but some users feel they are too complex due to the demands of the EXR system.

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Old Dec 12, 2009, 3:17 PM   #35
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Interesting. Thanks for the information Sarah!

Doesn't matter if they're better, it is not gonna change my mind. AA batteries is a must for me as I can switch batteries and the camera lasts longer. Too bad less and less cameras are using AA batteries. Maybe manufacturers think cameras are too sturdy and they add a rechargeable battery so it'll reach unusable levels in about 2 years. With an extra battery for $75 (using the SX200 as an example), that's not too good.

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I couldn't wait and while the wife was out I put her new 4gb Class 6 card in her birthday present a SX120 and took this pic.. from about 7 ft away zoomed in

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Whhhoooaaaa thats big.. hhahaa need to reduce even more next time
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I hope your wife loves the Canon SX-200. Your test image is certainly impressive.

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That works for me! I am a big fan of the Canon SX-120. Still you captured a great image.

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