looking for a good point and shoot

Started Dec 11, 2012 | Questions thread
Steen Bay Veteran Member • Posts: 6,974
Re: looking for a good point and shoot

Andrys wrote:

Steen Bay wrote:

Agree that the SX100 series is good value, but if the OP only upgrades every five years or so, then I think that e.g. the wider and longer zoom (25-500mm equivalent) and the better sensor (BSI-CMOS vs. CCD) on the SX260 is well worth the extra money.

Bear in mind that the SX260, while $250 at most places these days, is $199 at Canon, and I couldn't resist.
I think the motor noise heard during video is one thing to consider if best video on a P&S is important to you. For me it's the stills.
And the camera has done better than I expected. I also have a Sony RX100, which replaced a Canon S95 (which I still have as backup) but this is very good for the flexibility of that zoom.
However, in lower light it may take longer to focus if you prefer non-flash shots, which I do, but I use the spot meter mode most of the and move it slightly if I find an area too dark or too light, and it focuses very fast with that, even in low light. I have examples in the first set or link below.

- Andrys

http://www.pbase.com/andrys/canonsx260 (casual tests)
http://www.pbase.com/andrys/sonyrx100 (casual tests)
http://www.pbase.com/andrys (Yosemite, Italy, Turkey, Machu Picchu, Petra)

Congrats with your new SX260. Haven't tried it myself, but it seems to be a very nice camera. Much like a compact version of my SX40, just with a bit less zoom and without the EVF.

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