The S3IS was really a great camera....

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dzyg Forum Member • Posts: 50
The S3IS was really a great camera....

Just hope my SX50 can live up to it.....I had the S2IS first (2006) and shutter button died in 2011 so I bought a used S3IS and while it is still working fine I wanted something better.

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dzyg OP Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: The S3IS was really a great camera....

Oops, guess it was in 2010 that my S2 died....lasted a little over 5 years and several drops on the floor.....

GeraldW Veteran Member • Posts: 7,066
Re: The S3IS was really a great camera....

My son and one of my daughters are still using and loving their S3IS.  The strong point of the S3IS is the fast lens (f/2.7-3.5) so that high ISO is seldom needed.  I think you'll find that the slow lens of the SX50HS will often force you into using higher ISO to maintain shutter speed.  You may find the Panasonic FZ200 with a constant f/2.8 lens and a very high resolution electronic viewfinder more to your liking.

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Monicakm Senior Member • Posts: 2,352
Re: The S3IS was really a great camera....

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my SX50 is built as tough as my S3 was/is.  Countless bounces off hard surface floors and it's still going strong.  Some minor flesh wounds but still takes excellent pictures!

raywes Contributing Member • Posts: 628
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I loved my SX3 and also my SX10. 2 of my favorite cams ever. I moved to the SX40 and it never failed me after a year of heavy use and wear and tear. I am sure the SX50 is just as tough, so far so good!

OpticsEngineer Senior Member • Posts: 4,819
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The first picture is awesome.  It reminds me of the dragon in the movie The Neverending Story.

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