Just bought SX200, sample pictures and impressions

Started Mar 24, 2009 | Discussions thread
CarFreak8394 Contributing Member • Posts: 983
Re: Just bought SX200, sample pictures and impressions

Ezzelin wrote:

Well, lucky me, it appears that my local camera shop was one of the
first to get a shipment of a few Powershot SX200s, so I dropped in
and picked one up. I've only had it for a few hours, and even less if
you count how long it took to charge the battery, but I'm already
happy with my purchase. It's small, has tons of features, and has
lots of image quality. I have a small neoprene case that I put it in
and it fits in my front pants pocket.

Here's one thing that I discovered about it that I didn't know: it
does have program shift! However, it's undocumented in the manual and
a little hard to do. Here's how it works: First, you half press the
shutter button. Then, while holding that down, you press up on the
wheel. This locks your exposure (AE lock), or flashes the flash and
locks the exposure if the flash is enabled (FE lock). If you're using
AE lock, you can then spin the wheel and select between different
equivalent exposures if more are available. A little inconvenient,
and I'm not sure how much I'll use it, but it's there, and the
dcresource review said it wasn't (and it isn't in the manual in the
AE lock section, either.) There are grayed out arrows that show after
doing FE lock, so it might be possible then, too, but I've never seen
the arrows anything but gray.

So far, I've only had the chance to play with it indoors, but I'll
certainly go outdoors tomorrow and take some more pictures. One thing
to note: I have custom color set to -2 contrast and -2 sharpness, as
I usually do, to help with post-processing. Here are a few full size
samples from indoors:


Let me know if you have any other questions or picture requests.

I was just wondering what color you purchased? And by the way, it's nice to see some real world photos/videos from someone who owns such a recently-released camera. Thanks.

Canon A560
Canon G10 with 4GB Class 6 SDHC Memory Card
Canon SD870IS with 1 GB Sandisk and 2GB Kingston Memory Card
Sony H-50 with 1GB, 2GB, & 4GB Mark ll Memory Cards and Info-Lithium Battery

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