I am using a SW720 since 2006 - 8 years now and it is still working well.The seals are fine although I didn't use it in salt water very often and as a snokler hardly ever took it deeper than 5m under water.
The specs here look great, very usefull zoom range which I am still missing on all other compact enthusiast cameras.
One important information is really missing here: How about the ISO range?
bluemoonman: Great idea for a challenge,Just for future clarification will you be accepting Latin words ie plant/insect names in Latin? (it might be useful when you get to things Starting with Z)
You should reduce the languages to english and latin or the idea and your concept will be totally lost. There are so many different expressions for the same thing in the world.You can e.g. expect to see almost everything under A because there is a language with a word starting with A for almost anything you can imagin.
Thank you Barb. Ginko trees and leafsalways look different from all other trees around.I really wonder why this shot gets so many views. What is so special about a yellow leaf?
ragmanjin: Wow, 11 views but 37 votes on my photo. So...what, two in every seven people who voted on it actually looked at it first? That's the kind of sh¡t voting system that gives you 10 years of Bush.Pretty common here for entrants to vote bomb all their competition's entries?
Don't worrie too much.Here in the challenges and forums life is all about exactly the same as real life - either you have good family and many friends or you will always be a poor guy and nobody cares about you until you are doing something exceptionally well - or wrong.So if you really want to be competitive in the challenges - start making friends or your own family and always take good care of them. Cheers.
Hello,wonderfull landscape. Very well done. I really like the view and the superb IQ.However one thing makes me wonder if this picture is in the right challenge or if the challenge host really sticks to his own rules.The Additional rules:The picture must show something about a sunset and something about the countryside, a small town or a village outside of a big city.
Five out of the first ten pictures don't show anything like a small town or village, they are plain landscapes and one is a seascape - far away from the countryside.It would be a lot easier to participate if everyone just ignores the rules or -. even better: the host of this series changes the rules if he doesn't care if they are respected or not.Cheers.
My first little compact DC was a Casio QV-R3 back in 2003. It was handy, innovative, kept promise and I loved it.
I never liked or even thought of a Sony because they simply tried to make things different and ended up worse.
I am still enthusiastic about my S95 and also like my SX240but all that came later was a step back as well or say something different in a similar box producing inferior results.
Times are changing - now I am starting to think there is only one way to go ahead and the signs say that the next compact or bridge DC will become a Sony.
As long as we fill 3 pages of more or less senseless comments here the campaign will be a succes for the Canon marketing. They will be amused.
Not quite. The price tag will raise it from junk to heaven.
Finally - thats it. Bye bye Canon Powerscraps S100++Thank you Fuji!
I bet the host can sell airline tickets to all these famous places!
Wow - what a surprise: lots of blown highlights, average sharpness and the overall IQ of a $200.00 point and shoot camera.The only amazing 'improvement' of the S120 is the price tag (for Canon).Maybe some more serious sample shots would have helped to find out what is so special except the size and operations (nearly unchanged since the S90)
This one is a winner - I am pretty sure it is!
RuthC: Congratulations, mjdundee, on placing third in this challenge. What a beautiful blue butterfly.. Ruth :-)
Thank you all for looking, enjoying and for voting.Have a nice Sunday.
photoman555: Hi...can I call you Mick???Congratulations on you win, with this great shot...
Thank you Peter - pls check your emails.
Hachu21: Just "cosmetic improvements"? are you sure?- new sensor + new image processor- faster autofocus and reduced shooting time lag ( http://cpn.canon-europe.com/content/product/cameras/powershot_g16.do )- one of the fastest continuous shooting (9.5fps limited to...one hour)- focus peaking for manual focus on stills and videos- handheld HDR and nightscene- exposure time up to 250s- background defocus mode (2 pictures stacked, not the average "paintbrush style filter")- 60p fullHD moviesWell... if i agree there's no "killer feature", you can't say it's nothing! (and "minor update" is a bit abusive too!)
I didn't say that the Gs aren't great cameras but what Canon added to the G16 over the G15 is more for Gamers and Videomakers - not for enthusiast photographers. Who uses filters on a G more often than a aperture controlring when taking photographs daily?Yes you can use the Teleadapter but who seriously expects decent IQ from it?28mm isn't simply wide enough for spectacular landscapes.
C'mon Canon - again just cosmetic 'improvements' with a higher price tag on a once very popular series.
Wiil you ever ad the front control ring and a 24mm lens to the Gs?
This would increase the number of potential buyers by 100% - I bet.
P@l: Hmm ... something is missing from your news about Canon press release
notably POWERSHOT S200 - little brother to PS120 ... but with 10 megapixel CCD instead and older Digic 5 processor. It drops also RAW but retains most other stuff ... more
Someone below already mentioned it is supposedly Japan only product ... but still it warrants being listed as new Canon product ...
Hmm... this sounds very promissing.A S95 with 24 -120 zoom and jpg only - was an instant buy for me.What exactly does the dc.watch japaese site say?
Buzz Lightyear: When will Dpreview hosts learn that any number over 100 entrants is just too many photos to fairly judge! I pray for the day that challenges over 100 allowed entries would be forbidden by Dpreview admin. Fat chance -- I know.
Great - so you are going to keep the number of entryies low.In the end it will maybe even count below 100. Thanks.
Althhough I understand your concerns - but:It is the host who sets the rules. Why don't you simply create your own challenge and your own rules instead of complaining about others? This would be much more effective.
Not sure if this one corresponds to all the rules - but it looks great, whatever it is.Congratulations.
Hello Ruth - not exactly a macro but very well presented.