Just bought SX200, sample pictures and impressions

Started Mar 24, 2009 | Discussions thread
Lee Jay Forum Pro • Posts: 56,673
Re: Just bought SX200, sample pictures and impressions

nepstein wrote:

I noticed on page 32 of the SX200 manual online that during video
recording it says "if you change the composition of your shot during
shooting, the focus will stay the same, but the brightness and tone
will automatically adjust." Does this mean that auto focus is
disabled during video? If so that is worse than not having video zoom.

I couldn't get the SD960IS to focus during video capture, so I wouldn't be surprised if the same is true of the SX200. This is actually quite common in compact camera video modes. You focus at the beginning of the clip, and focus and zoom remain fixed during the clip.

My S3IS and some of the others like it are the exception, not the rule, by allowing both focus and zoom during video, and doing so competently.

-- hide signature --

Lee Jay
(see profile for equipment)

 Lee Jay's gear list:Lee Jay's gear list
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM Canon Extender EF 2x III +10 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow