Canon SX40/SX50 ?
I'm thinking about a new camera. I've had Canon in the past, just a little P&S. I don't think I want to go with a DSLR but maybe something like a Canon SX40 or the newer SX50. Is anyone using one of these cameras or recommend something similar? I know the price of these cameras is almost the cost of an entry level DSLR, so I'm kind of torn over the cost and that I should just go with the DSLR? I plan on taking nature and vacation shots. Any thoughts, advice or recommendations? Thank you
Re: Canon SX40/SX50 ?
You have to ask yourself how far you want to go with photography. With a dslr you can build on what you have and start collecting lenses.
Digital camera Canon SX50, currently i bought Canon SX50 but i have no snaps. Canon SX40 has a broader ISO range.
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Last edited by Haman03; 07-26-2013 at 11:01 PM.
You have to think a little about what you are going to use the camera for. The super-zoom cameras have the super-zoom going for them, but not much else. They are bigger than ordinary compact cameras and the image quality is not as good as that of a premium compact and far from that of a DSLR.
I have a mirrorless system, which I like more than my previous Canon EOS 60D system, but in addition I also have a smaller compact camera, which I wouldn't want to be without. You can occasionally find good deals. I recently bought an Olympus XZ-1 premium compact camera for much less than half of the original price now that the XZ-2 model is coming out. (The first pictures are here).
The super-zooms have probably come a long way since I last had a look at them, but for someone possibly getting more serious about photography, I think a small premium compact is a better choice. Such a camera is still of much use even after a DSLR has been purchased.
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Wow, great Web reviews for the XZ-1.
Originally Posted by Outsider
The Olympus XZ-1 is selling on-line new for about $399 US. Is the XZ-2 $200 or $300 better? The XZ-2 does have an articulating screen but not sure what else accounts for the significantly higher price for the XZ-2.
Looks like I might have to give up my search for a camera with a view finder and just go with something like this. It does look perfect.
I had an Olympus OM-1 back in the day that was a wonderful camera, and because of that I must still be partial to the brand.
Plus, the XZ-1 one is in my price range.
I purchased the SX50 for a christmas present this last year for my girlfriend. She really likes it. I have not played with it at all thou. I do plan to soon thou.
Looked endlessly, set aside a desire for the viewfinder, got lost in the numbers, models, brands, top 10 comparison charts, fell in lust with the Fuji X10, the Sony RX100, the Olympus XZ 2, had a brief flirtation with a Samsung yada, yada, went to Fry's Electronics and actually held some of these types of cameras (alas, they did not have a good selection), looked through LCD screens and got some sense of how they felt and focused and worked.
Originally Posted by June Bug
Did not get to see an Olympus XZ 1 there, but finally ordered a manufacturer-refurbished XZ 1 on Amazon with a one-year warranty a few minutes ago. This saved enough that I can get the ridiculously expensive but well reviewed Olympus add-on electronic viewfinder in the future. So, ultimately best of both worlds, I hope.
My main concern is actually holding on to the thing. Olympus does not have a grip pad and the camera body looks slick. Are there after market stick on pads to make the thing grip-ier?
The comments on this forum were very helpful. Pics to follow in a week or two.
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