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SX260 or S100??

 
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Nov 25, 2012 03:28 |  #1

I am thinking I am going to pick up a small point and shoot for the times when i want to capture memories, but don't have to have DSLR quality. I actually bought the S100 from Amazon for $229, but can still cancel my order. After ordering it, I researched more (stepdaughter told me she wanted a point and shoot), and found out about the SX260 which is also on sale for $200. I'm now leaning toward that one for the zoom capabilities. I'm wondering if the image quality is much different between the two? I know a big difference is that the S100 shoots raw. I normally shoot raw with my DSLR, but don't think it's necessary for the times when I have my point and shoot (will mostly be of kids). Also, size? Is there a big difference in size? While I think anything will feel small compared to a DSLR, I'm just wondering if there's a big difference between the two?

Any other thoughts to push me one way or the other. Right now I'm leaning toward the SX260...which is odd because I've always thought I was going to pick up an S100 when the price was right!

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you!


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Nov 25, 2012 04:51 |  #2

I think I changed my mind and am back to the S100. I just read that the SX260 isn't always fast to focus.... I like fast auto-focus, it's a must with kids. :)


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Nov 25, 2012 05:59 |  #3

There's no big difference in size or in focus speed between the two cameras,
no compact camera has a really fast focusing system - the best solution is to
practice pre-focusing. Even DSLR's have a hard time chasing running children.
But the real advantage of the S100 is none of that, nor its RAW format support,
it's the larger imaging sensor and large max aperture - both allowing higher
shutter speeds, better low light support, more accurate colors and less noise.

Bottom line - for $229 you bought yourself a truly great compact camera.
Happy Black Friday,
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Nov 25, 2012 07:59 |  #4

S95/100 is a great series of camera. It's amazing what such a small camera can do.
Here's a similar discussion from earlier this year:
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1218525




  
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Nov 25, 2012 09:36 |  #5

Got it! Thank you, can't wait to get and try it out :)


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Dec 01, 2012 10:08 |  #6

How's it working for you!


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