archer1960 wrote in post #16260871
Like 2n10, I turned off the digital zoom after using it for a few days just to try it. 50x optical (out to 1200mm FF equivalent) is plenty for my needs. The noise is a function of ISO, exposure time, and sensor temperature. Boosting the brightness will make the noise show more as well.
Does this camera have 50x optical? I thought it was 50x in total or am I reading/understanding something wrong?
My S3IS has 12x Optical but 48X in total with digital turned on,I think.
I went searching and found a spec on the SX50,I presume you all know this but for those that do not,these are the numbers......
Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.5x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom¹). Combined Approx. 200x
BTW,,,what's Safety Zoom??????????
Now I have to send my wife back to the Casino to win me some money to buy the SX50 or maybe the SX60,,,,,,,,,and I can't even take a good picture and don't understand all the settings and why's & wherefor's.