The S3IS was really a great camera....

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dzyg
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The S3IS was really a great camera....
Mar 3, 2013



Just hope my SX50 can live up to it.....I had the S2IS first (2006) and shutter button died in 2011 so I bought a used S3IS and while it is still working fine I wanted something better.

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dzyg
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In reply to dzyg, Mar 3, 2013

Oops, guess it was in 2010 that my S2 died....lasted a little over 5 years and several drops on the floor.....

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GeraldW
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In reply to dzyg, Mar 3, 2013

My son and one of my daughters are still using and loving their S3IS.  The strong point of the S3IS is the fast lens (f/2.7-3.5) so that high ISO is seldom needed.  I think you'll find that the slow lens of the SX50HS will often force you into using higher ISO to maintain shutter speed.  You may find the Panasonic FZ200 with a constant f/2.8 lens and a very high resolution electronic viewfinder more to your liking.

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Monicakm
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In reply to dzyg, Mar 3, 2013

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my SX50 is built as tough as my S3 was/is.  Countless bounces off hard surface floors and it's still going strong.  Some minor flesh wounds but still takes excellent pictures!

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In reply to dzyg, Mar 4, 2013

I loved my SX3 and also my SX10. 2 of my favorite cams ever. I moved to the SX40 and it never failed me after a year of heavy use and wear and tear. I am sure the SX50 is just as tough, so far so good!

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In reply to dzyg, Mar 4, 2013

The first picture is awesome.  It reminds me of the dragon in the movie The Neverending Story.

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