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Old Apr 9, 2010, 8:28 PM   #11
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Congratulations on your two new cameras! I am sure you will enjoy both the A-550 and the HX5 a lot.

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I think I have finally narrowed down my choice to these two cameras as well. How is the image quality? (only for at most 5x7 prints of kids). I was also considering the Canon for the zoom range. I heard the Canon might be a bit slow (although I'm sure there's some sort of burst mode), but I also heard that the HX5 is not very sharp. Features such as GPS, Panarama are not important to me--just image quality (including low light), speed and zoom. Any thoughts/opinions would be most helpful!
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 4:34 PM   #13
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The HX5 not sharp. Look at the attached photo.

You are going to pay the same price for the SX-210 as the HX5 so whats the difference. I see the added features on the HX5 as a bonus gift.

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Old Apr 12, 2010, 7:22 PM   #14
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I see (literally) what you mean--looks sharp enough for me! I think the Canon has more manual controls though (which I may or may not need--I'm having a tough enough time figuring out my FZ35; I can't imagine what I'd be like if I had a DSLR!). It might just come down to buying both and trying them out. Thanks though!
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 8:02 PM   #15
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That is a viable selection process. Buy both and see which you like better.

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It might just come down to buying both and trying them out. Thanks though!
If you buy from somewhere like B&H or Amazon you can return with no restocking fee or hassle. The only thing you will lose is the shipping as long as you return the item in like-new condition.
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Default My favourite is the hx5v

I prefer hx5vÖ. thatís cool
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Old Apr 21, 2010, 10:44 PM   #18
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I took my new HX5 on vacation recently and the outdoor pictures seemed to come out ok but I found some of the indoor portrait shots weren't sharp and when I put it in IA most times it didn't use the flash which made the skin tone dark and not sharp. What setting do you suggest for indoor shots of people? The camera did great in low light shots.
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If you buy from somewhere like B&H or Amazon you can return with no restocking fee or hassle. The only thing you will lose is the shipping as long as you return the item in like-new condition.
Ditto this. I was actually very impressed with amazon! I ordered the HX5 and didn't think I'd be returning it. So, I took the stickers off of the camrea and misplaced the little bag that the USB cord went in. I took A LOT of photos and some video. In the end, I decided that I wanted a different camera. I fully expected amazon to charge me a restocking fee of some sort, but they didn't. I received a full refund minus $5.79 for using their return label. Awesome service!
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Amazon has an excellent record on returns.

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