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Looking at Canon PowerShot SX730

 
Inspeqtor
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Oct 01, 2017 15:07 |  #1

I am considering getting the PowerShot SX730 for an extra smaller camera to take around as it is much smaller and lighter in weight than my current Canon 60D and all the lenses I own.

We are flying to Virginia next week to visit our daughter and family, and I don't really want to lug around my heavyt camera bag with me.

From what I have seen this looks like a good one for me; I do like the 40X zoom on it for only $400. Are there any other brands that anyone would recommend I look at in the same general price range?

Thank you

PS.. just moments ago I downloaded the manual for the SX 730 to get a better feel for this camera.


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Oct 01, 2017 22:15 |  #2

What are the Pros/Cons of this camera to any other similar model camera?

I just went to DPREVIEW for this camera, but when I clicked on the Review tab, it was totally empty? ? ? ?


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Oct 02, 2017 22:20 |  #3

I like my Canon SX50 HS and would also consider its replacement the Canon SX60 HS.

You should be able to snare either of the two at around your price aim.

My son in law shot an African Safari with his SX50 HS and did quite well despite little of no experience with anything except a smartphone camera.


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Oct 02, 2017 23:54 as a reply to RPCrowe's post |  #4

Thank you for your input. I like the fact the SX60 has 65X zoom factor, where as the SX760 has 40X which is still impressive.

One thing I don't like about the SX60 is it is a bigger camera body than the SX730.


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Oct 03, 2017 08:42 |  #5

I have the previous model (no flip screen). It is a great little camera in terms of portability, excellent optical zoom, although the manual control is somewhat limited. Many other features, like focus peaking.

The quality of the photos is adequate, as long as you keep cropping to a minimum. The sensor is too small to accommodate cropping. Thankfully the very capable zoom allows for proper composition almost at any distance.


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Oct 03, 2017 12:26 |  #6

MakisM1 wrote in post #18465167 (external link)
I have the previous model (no flip screen). It is a great little camera in terms of portability, excellent optical zoom, although the manual control is somewhat limited. Many other features, like focus peaking.

The quality of the photos is adequate, as long as you keep cropping to a minimum. The sensor is too small to accommodate cropping. Thankfully the very capable zoom allows for proper composition almost at any distance.

I am thinking strongly about getting the SX730, what is "Focus Peaking"?

Thank you for the tip on don't crop too heavily.


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Oct 06, 2017 23:59 |  #7

I did end up buying the Canon PowerShot SX730 HS.

I believe I will be happy with it.


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Oct 07, 2017 00:33 |  #8

Give us some pics and a more info report,,as i am looking at this camera also !
Cheers Ron




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Oct 07, 2017 09:07 |  #9

I have not used the camera very much yet of course... here is what I did earlier this week

This is a picture of the moon at wide angle - I took these on manual mode which I was able to adjust the shutter speed by turning the dial on the back of the camera. To change the aperture, press the UP key (top of the turning dial) watch the bottom of the screen it will toggle between shutter speed and aperture pressing the UP key continually.

For the moon shots I had the camera on a tripod. I love the fact the LCD screens flips up, which makes it easier to view anything with the camera on an angle, or if you lower the camera closer to the ground you don't have to get on the ground to see what you are doing.

The reason Canon made the screen flip up was so you can do a "selfie" if you wish.

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Here is a picture of the moon zoomed all the way

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Here is the same picture above cropped

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Here are a few pictures of a train I took yesterday - these are nothing spectacular really...

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I learned this morning it is also possible to manually focus this camera. When in any mode, press the dial on back of camera to the LEFT you will see a new menu at top of screen, Macro, Normal and MF, toggle left or right to select which one you want then press the center button to select what you want. When MF is selected, you will see a new scale vertically, pressing the UP or DOWN button (again using the turning dial) press UP or DOWN you will see the focus change. Pressing the RIGHT side it will zoom in on your subject to 2X then 4X then back to normal, BUT the screen gets darker, grainier which makes it harder to focus.

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Oct 07, 2017 09:14 |  #10

Download the PDF Manual for this camera HERE (external link)

Scroll down the page till you see PowerShot SX | TX Series


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Oct 07, 2017 09:20 |  #11

Focus peaking shows on the screen with altered color the points which are in focus as you focus manually with the method you described above.


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Oct 07, 2017 11:21 |  #12

Thanks,,,Ron




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