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Old Oct 27, 2010, 5:19 PM   #11
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none of these cams are good for low lighting.
If I ignore the fact that the cam is not for low lighting, is it worth to buy this camera anyways? Is the image quality good otherwise? I've read positive reviews regarding this camera.

Also the cam is not good for low lighting implies that I can't click images @ night and the cam doesn't have a night mode to function in?

Please answer my basic query.
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Old Oct 27, 2010, 5:54 PM   #12
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In bright light, most superzooms perform well. The ones you are wondering about all are.
All the cameras can do flash at night, which may be fine for you. I personally like to work with the light that is there, because I really dislike the effect of built in flashes, which means I would rather have a camera with good low light than zoom.
I do not know how these cameras perfom with autofocus in low light, but Im sure they will not be bad, although not as good as a camera suited for low light. Mainly when we talk about low light we mean performance with no flash, like when you are indoors and can't use flash (wedding), or outdoors in the evening and you are focusing on an object farther than 15 feet away and your flash wont go that far.
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within the flash range, the AF assist should make AF fine while using flash.
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There are many ways to go about this.
You can opt for the cheaper (but fine!) FZ40/FZ45.
You may choose the SX30 due to its x35 zoom.
But if you're concerned about low light situations, do consider Fuji's HS10.
HS10 is no better in low light than any of these cams. So that last statement really makes no sense.

If you are concerned about low light situations, then you should not be shooting a superzoom, unless you are ok shooting flash. That is really the only true statement that can be made regarding low-light and superzooms.
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 7:34 AM   #15
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Default Canon SX30 IS

Thanks everybody for replying.
But I still can't reach a conclusion...
I am not a professional, just a novice. Also, I don't think for the coming few months I'll be going for night photography, so low lighting is not that big a issue for me.
What I am looking for now is a gud ultra zoom digi cam, which has manual functions like manual focus, manual setting of the shutter speed, manual setting of the aperture, etc, etc...just for the sake of learning. Canon SX 30 IS provides all these.
The next thing to consider is the IMAGE QUALITY. Which I am not sure about this camera(SX 30 IS). Got to read different reviews about the quality. If somebody has used this camera (or even if not), please do tell me about the image quality.
If the image quality is not good, then which should be the next best option, provided it meets all the desired requirements specified above, i.e manual settings, etc...
I am looking for zoom upto the level where I can shoot a bird in the sky clearly, or for that matter a bigger picture of the moon, which @ 5X optical zoom of my current digi cam isn't that big.

I appreciate all the help.
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 8:01 AM   #16
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Default Image quality of SX30 IS

I got to read mixed reviews regarding the image quality of SX30 IS, but majority said its good.
Please correct me If I am mistaken.
I am inclined to buy this camera (Canon SX30 IS).

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Old Oct 28, 2010, 8:08 AM   #17
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Sounds good. I doubt it will disappoint you. Canon has better reliability in making good p&shoots. Sometimes other brands have better in a certain area, but Canon is the best all around IMO.
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 8:27 AM   #18
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I guess then I should go with this one.
Thank you all for the help and the responses
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The SX30 is soft in a lot of applications...I don't understand why, maybe it's just my shaky hands?? But I am not very impressed and will not keep it...definitely will keep the FZ100!
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pa...0-vs-sx30.html
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I just say that you get it from a place where it can be easily returned, so if you're unhappy it will still be okay. Most chains take returns, and amazon has a great policy too.
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