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Old Oct 10, 2010, 7:56 PM   #31
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Old Oct 10, 2010, 7:58 PM   #32
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TTL stands for through the lens. That allows for more accurate flash setting. As the camera tells the flash how much power to use.
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Thanks for the explanation.

So folks... do you think the G12 is worth $100 more than the S95? ($160 more than the S90)
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It does give you more options. A longer reach, flip lcd, hot shoe for a dedicated flash. But if you do not need all this then it is not worth it. But that is something you need to decide.
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It does give you more options. A longer reach, flip lcd, hot shoe for a dedicated flash. But if you do not need all this then it is not worth it. But that is something you need to decide.
Do you know how much longer the reach would be? (in non-photographer terms... i.e. How many more feet would it reach)

And are these external flashes really large or do they make ones that are on the smaller size? (any idea on cost?)
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sx95 is a 3.5x the g12 is a 5x zoom.
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Have you considered a DSLR like the Pentax Kx or the Canon XS? I think that would be another consideration other than the Canon G-12. A simple two lens kit would give you much better high ISO capability. If you wanted an articulated LCD, the Nikon D-5000 has one as well. Then you would not be zoom nor ISO limited.

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Thanks shoturtle!

Ok, so in doing more research I saw where someone suggested looking at the Nikon D3000 since it was about the same price as the G12... The photo gallery on Amazon has some REALLY amazing shots taken with the D3000.

So, please tell me... if I buy the S95 or the G12 will I ever be able to get shots like this (or do I have to have a DSLR to get this level of image quality)

Here are the amazon links:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/714AO0DSDsL.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hmsRQMyUL.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518uswfVHSL.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71WzSKYJsJL.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61LznBnZoUL.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61jYHVK3v5L.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/615PmoxkY0L.jpg

Do you think these were edited post-shoot or is that just straight from the camera and what are the chances those were taken using regular ol' auto mode? The black and white one and the blue in the water are stunning IMO.


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Allot was edited. But the G12 in daylight will shot almost as well as the d3000. But it can not shoot action like a dslr. The image quality of the larger dslr sensor gives it a big advantage in image quality. And the AF system gives it the better action ability. And no shutter lag.

If you were going to a dslr, I would look at the pentax k-x over the d3000. It is a much better camera then the d3000. With allot more performance and options. Or the canon XS that mtnclimber suggested. But the K-x is the better camera.
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That is also what I suggested in my last post. There are better DSLR choices than the D-3000.

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