Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ANOTHER New Camera!!

Yup, I did it again. Seems like every year or so I get the itch. This one is, of course, another Canon - a SX1is. It does a lot of things that my Nikon D70 does, but doesn't weigh 17 tons.


I was impressed with the 10X optical zoom on my last new camera, but this one has a 20X optical zoom! Here's the wide angle view. (28mm in 35mm equivalent)


And here's the zoomed picture from the same spot. (560mm in 35mm equivalent)

It has a fast continuous shutter speed: 3.8 shots per second! I was able to capture the cannonball contest in the WIN Olympics - Nancy is shown here because she was the most graceful.






The lens focuses as close as 0.0 inches in the macro mode.


And one of the main reasons I picked this camera is that it can shoot in RAW format. I haven't experimented with it yet, but this RAW photo was taken at Rainbow Bridge with the Nikon D70. Notice how much more detail you get in the highlights and the shadows


Compared to the regular JPEG.


Here's the RAW one zoomed in.


Versus the regular JPEG.

It also takes movies, including HD ones, but I haven't explored that yet either.

16 comments:

Ted and Mary Ellen said...

WOW! Great shots comparing the cameras. You really picked a winner. Your already great photos will surely be even better for us all to enjoy. I'm sure Nancy will enjoy being memorialized for her cannonball form!

Dixxe's Doodles said...

Wa hoo boy thats a great camera!! I'm getting the itch for something more myself, Ive been using my Kodak Z712 for over a year now... I use my camera every single day, I carry it everywhere I go--so its really been my best friend. Love the shots you got, the zoom is awesome and sharp the macro is purrrfect and that canon-ball stop action is great!!

Andrew said...

PLEASE..if you get time, do a more in depth review. Love your site and was looking at this camera for myself. Would love an unbiased opinion. Thanks

Diana said...

Hi Mary Ellen,
I guess I wasn't clear that all the pictures of Rainbow Bridge were taken with the Nikon D70. Just the format was different.

Dixxe,
Thanks for your comments. Have fun shopping, but if I have any advice, it would be to get a Canon.

Andrew,
I'm still working on learning how to use the camera. I'll talk more about it later. In the meantime, there are lots of reviews on the internet. If you aren't interested in RAW photos, the SX20is is less expensive, and very similar.

Wandrin said...

Great purchase. When I was evaluating cameras, I found SXI on the short list. However, I stopped myself before I went onward and added to my collection.

Great photos. Looking forward to seeing more.

Patty McMorrow said...

Loved the photos especially the fast click time so you could get a sequence. My present camera is too slow for the grandkids.

Lynn said...

Wow what a difference that camera makes, I know it is gonna get its worth for sure and I cant wait to see the future pics taken with it.

Lynn said...

oops also I absolutely love the macro pic of the kitty, that is just a beautiful pic!

DaveM said...

It does look good, I'm very pleased with my SX110i but this is one up again. Canon lens are really good quality and its great to still have the huge range of lens and features and not have to carry the weight. The raw format looks godd and such detailed definition. I suspect like me you hang on to the old cameras as they often have a use .....cameras are very tactile too.

ladynomad said...

What a difference in the pictures between the two formats, but I have a hard time learning to use all the features of my SX110IS, let alone something with more features. Great pictures.

Craig said...

Geez, girlfriend, I've been so happy with my SX110. Great tutorial on the new one. I'm off to ck prices now, THANKS A LOT ! regards, Craig

Diana said...

Hey, don't get me wrong. I love all my Canons and will continue to use both the SD1000 and the SX110is. Now I have three different sizes to use depending on the circumstances.

Nomad said...

The difference between raw and jpeg formats, look like the difference between transparency and color negative film.

Barbara and Ron said...

Somehow I missed this post. Thanks for the demo on the raw vs jpg. Very interesting.

Mark said...

Mom, the difference between RAW and JPG seem a bit high, are you taking the JPG on the highest possible setting? I always take mine in RAW as well, since it's nearly lossless... however I think you are taking your JPG on L quality, which is how I had it set when I gave it to you :)

SKOOBDO said...

I've been planning on buying a Powershot, and this one looks like the one to buy. Thank you for posting your reviews and comparing photos!