Disappointment for me...

Started Jul 30, 2011 | User reviews
Ozgur Ay New Member • Posts: 3
Disappointment for me...

I bought this camera to replace my 5 years old Sony DSC-H5. Canon brand, 35x optical zoom and other specs looked very good. But the image quaility, when compared to my old DSC-H5 disappointed me very much. Maybe my expectations were too high, i dont know, but the pictures taken with my old camera are much more clear, crisp and clean. Some other reviewer wrote "...the photos look like taken by using digital zoom, not optical zoom..." that is exactly how i felt too.

I thought may be 14mp is too high for this much zoom, so tried again after setting the resolution to lower megapixels, but achieved no significant improvement on IQ.

As i said, may be my expectations were too high or my eyes are too sharp on details, because i gave this camera to a friend and she is very happy with the ergonomics, megazoom and image quality of this camera.


In my opinion, overall image quality is below average. It is more dramatic especially on low light conditions. Sometimes focusing problems occur but it is not as important as the image quality issue.

 Ozgur Ay's gear list:Ozgur Ay's gear list
Nikon Coolpix P1000 Nikon D7200 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3-5-4.5G ED Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8G IF-ED VR +2 more
Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
14 megapixels • 2.7 screen • 24 – 840 mm (35×)
Announced: Sep 14, 2010
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