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SX150 nice specs. buy?

 
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May 30, 2012 12:44 |  #1

I love the specs of the SX150. 14mp, 12X zoom (28-336mm eq.), A/P/M settings,
all for $149. Wow, it's a steal!
But, then I looked up these two:
Fuji JZ100 - 14.0Mp, 25-200mm 8x Optical Zoom Lens - $111
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Olympus VR-320 - 14MP, 12.5x Super Wide 24-300mm Zoom Lens - $135

I need a compact pocket camera. Dont need to bother with DSLR+lenses, and huge zooms such as 24x or 30x are too much and useless. But, I dont want to do 3x or 5x anymore. Thus, 8x-12x will do fine.
Manual settings are a plus, but not a must. The wide lens of the Oly is real nice, but the SX150 is just $14 more. 14mp all 3, only SX150 uses AA.




  
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May 30, 2012 13:22 |  #2

SX150 is not a super-tiny camera, but the lens and price are good.

If you can find an SX230 on closeout, it's a smaller, more pocketable version of the same camera, with 12.1Mpix versus 14. The recent closeout sales have brought it into the same price range, and it uses a rechargeable Canon battery which I prefer to double-A. It also offers full manual exposure control (not focus control) but does not offer in-camera RAW.


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May 31, 2012 07:16 |  #3

The SX150 won't fit in your pocket. At least not your pants pocket.
It's a better choice than the the other models you mentioned,
and for the current rebate price, it's a deal hard to match.

I say go for it.

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May 31, 2012 08:26 as a reply to  @ eyalg's post |  #4

I ordered this camera last week...primarily for the specs as you indicated and the fact that it uses AA batteries.


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May 31, 2012 14:13 |  #5

if youre interested in a superzoom compact camera, then the sx230 was the benchmark for the last generation of cameras. its being discontinued so you might find a good deal.

Virto, i wouldnt say the sx230 is the same camera as the sx150 either. the major difference is the sensor technology. with the 230, you have better low light/high iso performance. Also the lens is different. the 230 has a wider aperture and greater zoom range. Those two reasons justify the $100 difference normally.


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Aug 13, 2012 20:09 |  #6

timefl wrote in post #14510688 (external link)
I ordered this camera last week...primarily for the specs as you indicated and the fact that it uses AA batteries.

Same here! Can't wait until it arrives on Wednesday!


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Aug 16, 2012 08:44 |  #7

I second the other posters' comments about the sx230. I just bought one off e-bay for a great price, and I'm very impressed. It's a true "pocket" camera, but it's a powerful little beast and produces great images for a camera of this type. I love the manual controls, the battery lasts for ever. I previously had a 300 HS and didn't like it at all. The 230 is a different camera altogether, and I'm very pleased with it as a complement to my 7D.


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Aug 23, 2012 09:58 as a reply to  @ ceegee's post |  #8

Buy the SX150, I owned a few Fujis they really just don't have it together. Olympus I have never liked, well - since the OM-2. They take consistently overly warmed images, but you might like that. The Canon is the best, I own one of these, and it will genuinely surprise you.


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Sep 01, 2012 06:49 |  #9

The '150 looks like a great camera; if it is anywhere near as good as (probably a lot better than) the trusty old SX100is, then it cannot be all bad.




  
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Sep 01, 2012 07:59 as a reply to  @ Overland1's post |  #10

There's a thread of SX150 photos/experience <here>. Excellent operation. Movies are very easy and very good... auto-focus zooming!!

The only drawback I have found is the lack of an Optical View-finder - on sunny days in some camera positions, glare overcomes the LCD. However, nowadays most P&S don't have an OVF. The A1300 has an OVF, but I consider the SX150 to be better overall.


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Sep 01, 2012 10:32 as a reply to  @ bubbygator's post |  #11

That's the price we pay for compact, the LCD will crank up pretty bright though. :)


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