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Old Sep 9, 2010, 11:38 PM   #11
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And the SX-130 has a great macro mode as you can see from this link:

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Ca...8_3CTZM-X3.jpg

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Old Sep 10, 2010, 12:08 AM   #12
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And the SX-130 has a great macro mode as you can see from this link:

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Ca...8_3CTZM-X3.jpg

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Sarah, I think you might have linked to the wrong photo for the macro sample.
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 8:47 AM   #13
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I second the suggestion of the Canon SX-130. It has 12X (28mm to 336mm) optical zoom, full manual and automatic controls, a great macro mode, is powered by AA batteries, does HD video, and is even high ISO capable as well.

Here is a good macro example taken at ISO 500 right on my desk, using just the light of a desk lamp: please just click on the link below

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Ca...3_JG2FY-X3.jpg

Here is another indoor flash photo taken with the SX-130:

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Ca...3_jLWja-X3.jpg

And if you are concerned about the size of the SX-130, look at this:

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Ca...8_K7YuX-X3.jpg

The SX-130 is a very able camera that get my recommendation!

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Hi Sarah.

How is the shutter lag?

I'm ready to buy the sx 130 if there is minimal shutter lag - so I can photograph the kiddies

Thanks!
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Old Sep 10, 2010, 11:59 AM   #14
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I am very pleased with the shot to shot times thus far with the SX-130. It is AA battery powered so as you get to the end of the charge, things will slow down a bit. I am using Eneloops and have no problems at all.

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I am very pleased with the shot to shot times thus far with the SX-130. It is AA battery powered so as you get to the end of the charge, things will slow down a bit. I am using Eneloops and have no problems at all.

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Hi Sarah,

How about the time lag from when you press the shutter release button to when the picture is taken?

-When it is prefocused?
vs.
-When the autofocus had to engage before taking the shot?

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I personally find the shutter lag is negligible and the shutter touch is excellent, on the SX-130. However, I suggest you stop by a dealer and check it out yourself.

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Well, after much debate, I went with the SX-130. I am pleased with image quality, but I am having some issues. First, I cannot get the macro option to appear on any of the auto mode settings. Second, any photo I try to take at close range using any of the auto modes is blurry. It may be the two issues are related. Any suggestions?
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Take a look at the Scene Modes. That where you will find the Macro mode.

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Hi mtclimber,

I looked under the scene mode and did not find any macro settings; the settings I found are all the ones listed beginning on page 59 of the user manual (low light, beach, foliage, snow, and fireworks). According to the user manual (p 69) and what I am seeing on my camera, I should be able to select to select the macro focus setting after pressing the left arrow button (there is a macro flower icon next to this button). However, the only options I get are normal or manual. And, in regular auto mode (as opposed to portrait, etc.) I can't bring up the focus modes at all. What am I missing?
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My SX-130 is out on loan to our daughter. However, referring to my SX110, the macro mode (little tulip symbol) is at the 9 o'clock position on the 4 way controller.

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