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Old Sep 16, 2010, 7:55 PM   #21
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The new canon SX-130 has had great user reception and with 12X optical zoom (28 to 336mm) that gives you a lot more useful zoom. It has full automatic and manual controls as well as HD video and is selling at Amazon for $249.00

Here is a sample photo of my husband which nicely illustrates how very sharp the new lens really is. Please just click on the link below:

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

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Old Sep 17, 2010, 2:54 PM   #22
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So I have decided to order the sx130 from amazon and now am wondering about what memory card to order with it. Is this the right place to discuss memory cards?
Size??
I don't plan to do video
I will mainly take photos and usually like high res
Aside from 2gb vs more gb exactly how does one know what physical size to get ? I sure wish the camera came with a memory card.
Does the brand matter?
I would like to place my order today so thank you for enlightening me about memory cards.
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 9:17 AM   #23
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My Canon Powershot sx130 arrived yesterday. After I bought a memory card and my own batteries ( I like lithiums) I finally took some photos.

I am finding the camera VERY AWKWARD to hold.

Any suggestions for holding the camera would be appreciated.
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Old Sep 25, 2010, 11:04 AM   #24
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If you can't find a way to be comfortable in handling the Canon SX-130, you can always return it. www.amazon.com has a bullet-proof 30 day return policy.

I actually find it an easy and comfortable camera to use with a standard two handed grip.

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Old Sep 25, 2010, 11:49 AM   #25
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I will keep trying to get used to holding it.
Photos are wonderful.
Could you describe the standard 2 hand grip. I must be doing something different.

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A 'two handed grip" is pretty self explanatory: left hand on the left side of the camera, right hand on the right side of the camera, and the right hand index finger free to actuate the shutter release.

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Old Sep 27, 2010, 8:53 PM   #27
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Sarah,
Could you tell me what settings were on your sx130 when you took the photo of your husband?
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The Canon SX-130 was in the "P" mode with auto ISO, AWB, and I used the built-in flash unit.

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I returned the sx130. I was not happy with candid people photos either on auto or p setting and I was not comfortable holding the camera.
Thanks for all the advice.

I'm back to square one.
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If i remember correctly, you enjoyed the feel of the G11.

it has a substantial grip to hold onto, and has a tilt/swivel LCD to get lower angle shots without crouching/kneeling (that may have been in the other post, i forget). also has an optical VF for when you need (though not full coverage), and the G11 has the larger 1/1.7 compact sensor, so it will do better in low light.

those may be enough to justify the price difference as it is a pleasurable camera to work with.
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