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Old 06-07-2010, 09:11 PM   #41
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Yeah the clubs are pretty dark I guess. Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:46 AM   #42
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i'm possibly considering replacing my camera (i've got a canon powershot s2 is). i'm not too big on messing with manual settings (do any settings you umm, set on the camera for manual stuff keep even if you turn the camera off?) but if i can tinker with it before a concert, i'd try it out. i've read all the camera threads for the tours and have a somewhat decent idea of what to look for, i think.

there are two cameras i'm looking at. i'll list the specs here so no one's got to go tooling around online to find them just to answer my questions. both are canon powershots because i like them.
sx30 is
14.1 mp resolution / 24-840 (35x) lens zoom / f/2.7-5.8 aperture
sx230 hs
12.1 mp resolution / 28-392 (14x) lens zoom / f/3.1-5.9 aperture

now obviously the first one is the better camera. my question though is are the improvements in the features in the sx30 amazing enough to warrant paying more? the size of the camera itself (the sx30 is of course much bigger) doesn't bother me either, though i don't like electronics that are too small and light, it makes me afraid i'll drop them. i've had my s2 for over five years and have never dropped it!

so yeah, does anyone who actually knows something about cameras have any opinions?
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:58 AM   #43
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:26 PM   #44
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sx30 is
14.1 mp resolution / 24-840 (35x) lens zoom / f/2.7-5.8 aperture
sx230 hs
12.1 mp resolution / 28-392 (14x) lens zoom / f/3.1-5.9 aperture

now obviously the first one is the better camera. my question though is are the improvements in the features in the sx30 amazing enough to warrant paying more? the size of the camera itself (the sx30 is of course much bigger) doesn't bother me either, though i don't like electronics that are too small and light, it makes me afraid i'll drop them. i've had my s2 for over five years and have never dropped it!

so yeah, does anyone who actually knows something about cameras have any opinions?
Well just going by the specs you posted.....for me the only one of those three specs that would really matter is the aperture, whether the 2.7 vs 3.1 is worth it. Probably not?
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:14 PM   #45
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I would think the most important feature for an amateur photographer would be the zoom. How much of those numbers is optical zoom and how much is digital zoom? Digital zoom is pointless, so throw those numbers away
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:40 AM   #46
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the zoom i listed for both is the optical. i ignored the digital zoom specs since like you said, it's a pointless feature.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:24 AM   #47
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What's the price difference?

I've never been a gear monkey and know more about the higher end stuff than the point and shoot, but just try to imagine what you would have more fun with rather than getting hung up on technical details. The 2 megapixel difference is probably negligible, as it the less than half a stop difference in aperture. Depending on the price difference, I would think the higher zoom function would come in handy
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the sx230 is $300, the sx30 is $400. i prefer to just buy crap online out of laziness (and the price is better), but i think i'm going to see if any stores around here have both in stock that i can play with.

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Isn't Maddy going to see this thread and know her upcoming birthday gift?
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:58 PM   #50
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Panasonic LX5. Or Canon S95. Either one you can shoot in RAW and get much better night photos than shooting in compressed jpeg. Also, the zoom is only 3x I think. You don't want the huge 16x zoom if you want good night pictures. Those do not go hand in hand. I had the LX3 and moved up to the LX5 after the Minny typhoon ruined it.
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Isn't Maddy going to see this thread and know her upcoming birthday gift?
lila's post is from over a year ago.
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LOL - I bought her a camera in early June for her July birthday. I wanted her to have it in time for the U2 shows in Anaheim. Her pics turned out great, so it all worked out well. I got her a Panasonic Lumix. She seems to be very happy with it

Also, Maddy is rarely on the forum these days. Kids
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