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Old Dec 24, 2009, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default What is difference between 24mm and 28mm wide angle?

I am trying to decide between cameras...
Canon sx200, Samsung WB550 and Fuji F70....
they are all wide angle but the samsung is 24mm and the others are 28mm what does that mean? I am all new to this.. I am a P&S kind of user but would like to know more..
Also opinions on the above cameras would be appriciated... is it worth spending more on the canon? Anyone have experience with Samsung one?
I am leaning in that direction but am hesitating since they are new to the camera market...
I like the size of the Fuji, but the HD video of the others and the wide lens of the samsung... but what does that give me?
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Old Dec 24, 2009, 12:23 PM   #2
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A 24mm lens (or rather, a lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 24mm) has an angle of view of about 84, while a 28mm lens has an angle of view of about 73.

If you stand in the corner of a room, the 24mm lens will capture an image that encompasses almost the entire room. In the same situation, the 28mm lens will get most, but not all of it.
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ok thanks - any experience with the above cameras?
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Nope. I'll leave that to someone else.
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It sounds like the Samsung WB-500 still has some allure. Get it and try it if you can get it a store with a great return policy. Wide angle seems to be more of a personal priority than I realized with you. Please keep us posted on what you decide.

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thanks sarah,
I think I probably will get the samsung... waiting to see if I can get any deals over the weekend or maybe in the new year...
If I am not happy I will return it...
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Here is a paragraph from a review of the WB-500:

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thanks Sarah,
What does heavy noise reduction mean? This sounds like a good thing - don't you not want noise in the picture so noise reduction is a good thing. Limited aperture? What does this mean? I don't understand what the down sides are?
Thanks for your patience with me... it looks less appealing though as I want good quality pics. Again if I am not going to be printing huge photos, mostly 4x6 or at max 8x10 and my 2MP did that ok as long as I did crop or edit the pics. Does it make such a difference? When people complain about the quality is this for photo editing/professional printing? Or for the average user?
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Here is the problem: if noise reduction destroys fine detail in a photo it is harmful and inefficient. Every time you crop and/or enlarge a photo you will loose visual quality because you are getting closer and closer to the tale telling 100% crop.

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oh I see, Sarah, thanks for your patience with me and explaining stuff...
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