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Jan 01, 2012 11:12 |  #121

2mnycars wrote in post #13626938 (external link)
Garry thanks for starting this thread.

You're welcome, Dave. Nice to see it take off.


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Jan 03, 2012 22:48 |  #122

Nikon 9100S versus Canon 220/230

2mnycars wrote in post #13141683 (external link)
I have a love hate relationship with the S9100. Only talked here to help someone who might be checking out news on the Canon and be interested in the Nikon too. With my camera you can get surprising results if you trust the scene modes and use them well. However, I'm stubborn and still think like I did when I used my Leica for film years ago. Does that make me a control freak? ;)

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I chose the s9100 initially for Christmas for a dependable auto with better battery life. I felt the "constantly popping up" flash may be a sound distraction when shooting incognito (church services, quiet concerts, taking pictures without being noticed).

I am, however, considering this model instead. I am not sure whether the benefits outweigh my initial concerns or not.

Having used the 9100s for a few weeks in low light and outdoors, I noticed two things I'd rather not be dealing with, yet am not sure if there is a fix yet.

1. incandescent lighting on auto often results in an unusable green or blue hue. I can correct post upload, but would rather not have to. It required multiple attempts in group shots, and people don't take kindly to multiple needs for flash while I do light tests. Doing a light check for the room produces the best results, but sometimes lighter than the actual environment, which bothered me.

2. In general, lighting at night "lightens" the photo. For example, I took a night shot of a lit Christmas star outside. I wanted to see the contrast of the night against the star, but it kept lightening the entire shot. I tried several modes, including night. I finally found one close that I could live with, but not what I wanted (contrast).

3. Sunsets. I went on a photo walk with a friend who had a Canon (internal zoom). Hers had a "sunset" mode and her photos of the sunset where actually prettier than the actual sunset (more rose tones). Mine were worse...flat and almost white sky, lack of blue. The scene was in focus, and lovely, but without the sky, it was lacking. I did not see a scene to improve sunset shots, though there may be something I could do I've not yet found.

Video is very good on the Nikon 9100s, though I have a great camcorder we got last year.
Screen is almost too good on my Nikon 9100s...better than the actual image on my computer (though how either compares to print, I don't know.)

No GPS, on the Nikon 9100s, though I don't travel a lot, and have an eye-fi card with GPS capability which could give it without the battery drain (and allows instant uploads to facebook or a print site or my computer, which is nice).

I am finding that I am wanting to increase the contrast, tighten the levels, and often add the "antique" edging...and it seems from reviews of the Canon 230 HS, that it might do more of that for me. Time is shorter with almost three teens to run here and there! Given these comparisons, I'm tempted to order the 230 just to see if life is better. Can anyone comment on the flash situation? Does it distract people in 'sitting' settings? I also have to wonder about batteries comparisons between these two. I am glad this came up in this thread and will check on other threads that address the 9100. My first visit to the forum, so thanks for all the great information and pics for comparison!




  
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Jan 04, 2012 00:07 |  #123

Thankful, that is quite a coincidence that you posted your reply, as my daughter's fiance came in tonight with his s9100 and it has the lens error fatal deal going on, just stays locked up, we tried doing the reset to no avail, got to the menu by pressing the view images button while it was off, thought we were clever that way but wasn't enough, so we pulled the battery in hopes that by tomorrow it will clear out. I was showing him my SX230, my daughter handed me her ring and I just sat it down on top of one of my external hard drive carrying cases and took this quick shot;

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He had also received an SX40 from his parents for Christmas, so he, like me, has a long zoom camera and one more pocketable, but in his case, the Nikon s9100, which I'm thinking he is re-thinking about. Also in your post you mention your friends canon, my daughter has a canon 300HS which he also admires as the images from that are really nice, including some sunset shots, so when I read your post, I thought for sure it was him that wrote it, :) but, he says he's not you ;)

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Umm..He's Sick, My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with a girl who saw Ferris pass-out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious……

  
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Jan 04, 2012 17:13 |  #124

Thankful wrote in post #13643046 (external link)
Can anyone comment on the flash situation? Does it distract people in 'sitting' settings? I also have to wonder about batteries comparisons between these two.

I don't notice the flash 'problem' with my SX220 HS. When I switch the camera on, my left fingers are already automatically sitting on top of the flash, so it just doesn't pop up. On the very few occasions when I first took a couple of test flash shots, I had to move my fingers off it and raise it manually. I've read of other people keeping their left fingers on the flash when switching on, and it could be a good habit to develop.

As for battery life, I haven't done any formal tests but I took my SX220 HS away on a two and a half week vacation last August as I didn't want to drag my 40D plus lenses around. It turned out to be all the camera I need for all of the types of shot that I wanted, and though I took a spare battery, I don't recall having to swap it in except on one day that I did a lot of shooting. You can pick up a compatible battery for the equivalent of about £8 ($12 or so), and I can't tell whether I'm using the Canon battery or the compatible one, so it really is compatible.


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Jan 17, 2012 01:13 as a reply to  @ garryknight's post |  #125

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Trying out the photo stitch feature. Stitched with Hugin. Tweaked tone curve in LR.

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Jan 17, 2012 14:05 |  #126

This is the first stitched pano I've seen from this camera. Looks great! :)


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Jan 25, 2012 01:39 |  #127

I haven't been on this forum much lately but once again I've got the itch for another camera and have been going back and forth between the S100 and the SX220 HS. I'm leaning more towards the latter and pics in this thread are very reassuring so I wanted to say thanks.

Hey Dave, how's everything going sir? How's that G11 treating you? I hope everything's been fine since I put you in touch with Damon at Henry's a couple years back.

EDIT: I just saw in your sig line that your 2nd G11 died. Sorry to hear that. What happened?


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Jan 25, 2012 20:03 |  #128

Nigel, nothing meant in the sig. Moved on to an LX5, which was a poor choice for me with an electronic view finder attached. Good camera, poor choice.
Morphed into a NEX5. I'm really happy!
Images at high ISO are incredible.
Reflection...the larger sensor in my '11s, is fractionally larger than those in other P&S cameras. (eager to see the G1x...)

Good to see your post, neighbour!


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Jan 25, 2012 21:11 |  #129

Hey Dave, glad to hear you just got rid of it and that it wasn't broken, etc. I'm strongly considering selling my G11/270EX and accessories also as I've hardly ever used it. I've used my S90 a lot more and now that I have the Panasonic FZ150 I know I'll use the G11 even less.
I want to use the SX220/FZ150 + Metz 50AF-1 speedlite as my travel pair since both offer decent low light, great zoom and HD video.


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Jan 26, 2012 05:56 |  #130

Nigel, my every day carry is a Pany ZS10. Just have to have a camera with me!


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Feb 02, 2012 01:29 |  #131

Hi there!

This is my first try at low light.

Ooc except a bit alignment.

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Feb 02, 2012 08:19 |  #132

Hi, Guido and welcome to the forum. That certainly is low light. Where was it taken?


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Feb 02, 2012 09:32 |  #133

Great image Guido! Welcome!
Garry thanks again for starting this great thread. And thanks to the link -- enjoy looking at more of your work!


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Feb 02, 2012 16:34 |  #134

Handheld with the SX210


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Feb 04, 2012 15:19 as a reply to  @ treebound's post |  #135

Hi All,
Hope everyone is doing good. :) I recently got Canon SX220 (I don't want GPS so didn't go for SX230). Awesome Camera.
I am new to photograpy. Here are some of the pics I clicked from the roof top with Moon in the background. I tried using the Tracking feature.


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