View Full Version : A couple SX20 questions . . .
6th of March 2010 (Sat), 19:07
I'm looking at a new point and shooter, and the SX20 is at the top of my list, so far. But I'm wondering if it's better than the SX10? I will use the camera mostly for vacation shots - landscapes, cathedrals, street scenes - generally overseas. Occasionally, I might want to do a movie of the grandkids. Also, I have a Speedlite EX220 in my present kit - will that work with either of the two cameras I've mentioned?
Thanks for any help/opinions/experiences you might have.
6th of March 2010 (Sat), 19:14
I HIGHLY considered getting a SX20. infact I wouldnt mind having one, but I ended up with a SX10
picture wise, the SX10 is getting better reviews. even though the SX20 claims more MP, it doesnt have the "superfine" option. I think there was some other reason too but its not coming to mind right now
anyway, the SX20 can take HD videos, the SX10 cant. but the video quality of the SX10 is still pretty good.
I really like both cameras. I would get whichever you can find the best deal on.
the 220EX will work on either yes
6th of March 2010 (Sat), 19:17
I can't compare it to the SX10, never had one but I really like the 20 and think it was a smart purchase. I looked long and hard at a few different, lower end SLR models that were not a whole lot more than the 20 but in the end decided I was not ready for one nor was I interested in carrying around different lenses or the additional expense. In a few years when she finishes school I'll have more play money but for now, budget is the name of the game.
6th of March 2010 (Sat), 19:18
Thanks! That's the type of info I need to make my decision.
6th of March 2010 (Sat), 23:40
The SX20 is a fine camera....I love mine for those days I just don't feel like lugging one of the big guns around. The improvement in video quality alone is a grand reason to go with the 20 over the 10. And your 220 should work just fine on either.
7th of March 2010 (Sun), 06:17
Coming in from a low end P&S camera (an old 3MP Casio, don't remember which one), the SX20 is a Godsend for someone who just likes to take good photos. The Manual controls are suitably flexible (I just wish the shutter delay would go beyond 15 seconds, I've developed a special liking for long exposure night time photography) but I believe the eventual (hopeful) release of the CHDK should fix this. All in all, have nothing to complain about. The fully articulated LCD and external flash hot shoe offer big advantages over other similar models from other manufacturers. For e.g. I've been able to use the hot shoe thus far to hold off on buying an external flash (still debating) for a in-built flash diffuser from Gary Fong.
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