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Old Sep 13, 2012, 8:39 PM   #1
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Default Need help deciding between two cameras?

I'm leaning towards either the Canon Powershot SX240, or the Nikon Coolpix S9200. I know the specs of both, but I'm looking for user reviews. Which has a longer battery life and can store more pictures? Or what about shooting video? I'm going to a concert next month, but other than that I'll just be using it for nature pictures, friend pictures, nothing too extra-ordinary.

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Old Sep 14, 2012, 3:51 AM   #2
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My money would be on the Canon- because it has full manual exposure options in addition to the auto/scene modes.
It also has a longer zoom- though not by a huge amount.
The battery is also rated slightly higher- though again by not much (200 v 230)- though some reviews suggest the Nikon figure was conservative.
The image quality on the Canon,in my opinion,is superior- as is the lens.
Also,I think Canon's image stabiliser is currently the best out there...
Both cameras accept SDXC cards- so capacity is down to the user...
The Canon's shutter response is slightly quicker- at both wide angle and full zoom- significant if quick candid shots are in order...
It's not that the Nikon is a bad camera- I just think the Canon is slightly superior in ALL departments,which add up to an overall superior package.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 5:30 AM   #3
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for the same reasons, here's another vote for the canon.
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My money would be on the Canon- because it has full manual exposure options in addition to the auto/scene modes.
It also has a longer zoom- though not by a huge amount.
The battery is also rated slightly higher- though again by not much (200 v 230)- though some reviews suggest the Nikon figure was conservative.
The image quality on the Canon,in my opinion,is superior- as is the lens.
Also,I think Canon's image stabiliser is currently the best out there...
Both cameras accept SDXC cards- so capacity is down to the user...
The Canon's shutter response is slightly quicker- at both wide angle and full zoom- significant if quick candid shots are in order...
It's not that the Nikon is a bad camera- I just think the Canon is slightly superior in ALL departments,which add up to an overall superior package.
Thank you so much! I did end up getting the Canon! I still have to figure out all the image settings and how to minimize battery use as much as possible, but I'm loving it so far!
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:42 PM   #5
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Go with the Canon, Nikon makes some great DSLR's. But their P&S line, leaves something to be desired. Being in the rears to most everybody else, by a couple of years.
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