An excellent AA battery P&S with full manual controls

Started Mar 10, 2017 | User reviews thread
OP Humansvillian Senior Member • Posts: 1,728
Re: An excellent AA battery P&S with full manual controls

0lf wrote:

Humansvillian wrote:

And,,,you have a real camera,,,, with full control of ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.

aperture... when you start with a f/3.5-5.9 lens and a 1/2.3" sensor, I don't think it matter.

On a smartphone you do have complete control over sensitivity and shitter speed.

These cameras were t for experienced enthusiasts.

But they were capable of the beginner sitting down with a book and his camera has all the same controls as a DSLR.  The typical owner doesn't know what aperture even is  as a beginner.

With this camera, I learned the Rule of Sunny 16.

I learned to set the shutter speed at 1/500 to freeze motion.

And I learned how to set the aperture at 3.5 to get defocused backgrounds.

Amd when I wanted a smart camera like my smartphone, set it on Program or Auto or Guide and it worked great.

We need new photography enthusiasts, and the SX130-160 series were the best learner cameras in recent times.

Canon should reissue a similar AA battery model, with Wifi and maybe a faster lens, but for the type f3.5 isn't all that slow.

New, these cameras didn't cost what one fast lens does for a DSLR.

Yet they had DSLR control sets.

Beginners need a starter camera, and these were great.

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