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Old Tuesday 23rd September 2014, 12:47   #1
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Canon SX60HS in Action

Following Bob who must have got the first SX60 in Hong Kong I picked mine up yesterday ( I might have got a better price but I didn't get the socks and tripod).
I took it out to the wetlands and Hong Kong Park today and shot about 100 gigs of stills and video.
The camera layout takes a bit of getting used to but the camera feels good in the hand. I was mainly interested in the video which is a big improvement from the SX40 and has 60p HD which the SX50 doesn't have.
The wider angle lens is a nice feature and I used it a few times today. Weather was a bit hazy today.
Here are a few stills.
I'll post some videos up shortly.
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Old Tuesday 23rd September 2014, 13:17   #2
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Neil,

It's worth mentioning your experience with the supplied software or the lack of it.

I am still having problems with the Image Stabilising, so far I am preferring the SX50 stabilisation. One of my favourite settings on the SX50 was the high speed burst mode but I can't seem to find it on the SX60.

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PS: Neil, you forgot to mention the selfie pole, 32gb HS SD card, camera bag

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Neil,

It's worth mentioning your experience with the supplied software or the lack of it.

I am still having problems with the Image Stabilising, so far I am preferring the SX50 stabilisation. One of my favourite settings on the SX50 was the high speed burst mode but I can't seem to find it on the SX60.

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PS: Neil, you forgot to mention the selfie pole, 32gb HS SD card, camera bag
Bob, I think someone mentions on the SX60 thread that there is no Hi speed burst mode on the SX60, although apparently the standard FPS has been improved.
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I've downloaded the Canon Software from their site. You have to enter the Serial Number to complete the download. DPP handles the SX60 Raw ok.
I've put some of the videos from the wetlands today up on Vimeo.
https://vimeo.com/106919872
This shows the zoom range from 1365 - 21 mm on a small group of roosting Greenshanks at about 60 metres.
I shot some video hand held at the harbour this afternoon. I'll process some clips tonight. The video at the wetlands I shot a tripod. I've strung some clips together as a timelapse taken from 60 - 500 metres.
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Old Tuesday 23rd September 2014, 15:54   #5
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Great pics you're getting with the new camera Neil. I'm glad to see there is still what we used to call the 'tourist junk' pottering around the harbour. :)
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looking good Neil & Bob . . . can't wait to get my hands on one.
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Old Tuesday 23rd September 2014, 18:30   #7
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Neil . . that insect on the flower video clip looks very clean indeed. 60p will do wonders for me. Canon are going to sell bucket loads of these SX60's, it's destined to be a great video camera regardless of the stills.
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That video is quite amazing, especially from a none video person. Certainly food for thought there.

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The zoom range in those videos is extraordinary. Very nice to see Collared Crows too... a real HK speciality!
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Nice work Neil, really excited about receiving mine - ordered it from Hong Kong on the 19th and it was delivered on the 22nd! Unfortunately I was out so it'll be here tomorrow.

Paid 359 local guarantee too. Can't wait to fire it up :)
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Nice work Neil, really excited about receiving mine - ordered it from Hong Kong on the 19th and it was delivered on the 22nd! Unfortunately I was out so it'll be here tomorrow.

Paid 359 local guarantee too. Can't wait to fire it up :)
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Great pics you're getting with the new camera Neil. I'm glad to see there is still what we used to call the 'tourist junk' pottering around the harbour. :)
Thanks Tim. Yes, and they've even put up a giant Ferris Wheel ( Big Eye) at the Star Ferry Pier.
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My local camera store in Pacific Place. He can get anything. He got my wife an iPhone 6.
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I shot this video handheld at the harbour yesterday. Bob thinks the IS is not as good as the SX50. I wonder if it has to do with more megapixels. These clips are straight out of the camera. I'll process in FCP X later and put it up.
The Data Rate shows as 31 mb/sec
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really nice pics and videos here, cant wait to get one myself
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i've been video shooting the SX50 on tripods since day 1 . . . looking at your clips so far Neil, the new one is killing it. On a good fluid tripod, try turning the IS off. That harbour footage looks sharp. I'll have mine soon & will do a direct head to head with the SX50 . . although i know already which one will win hands down.
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This is a video shot with the SX60 in the wetlands yesterday, made up from clips shot from 60 -500 metres. I've adjusted half of each clip in FCP X ( except the last one ) so you can see how processing can help. Especially when you don't have a variable ND filter to control exposure.
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Thanks Tim. Yes, and they've even put up a giant Ferris Wheel ( Big Eye) at the Star Ferry Pier.
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Lots of change since I left in 1987! Must return for a tour of inspection at some point.
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Yes, you should. Come for the southerly migration at Mai Po at end April, early May.
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I'm interested ... very interested. The option for a external microphone, 65x zoom and 60p video are key to me. I have the sx50. Sometimes the 24p video seems a little jerky. I hope the 60p resolves it. Here is a link to the sx60 manual for those who are not lucky enough to own one yet.

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I was recommended this for long-range photos over digiscoping. I'm looking to reach out to 200-300m, 400m+ would be nice.

By this, I mean can I fill the frame with a bird that is 200+ meters away from me? Can anyone provide examples?

Also, does the camera have a burst mode (5+ photos in rapid succession)?

How does it handle highlights (such as the subtle tones of white on birds like white-tailed kites)?

Does it have features common to old prosumer cameras, MFT, and DSLRs like choosing focus area, focus modes, choosing metering modes, etc.?

How is it at focusing on a moving target (such as trying to catch a bird in flight while moving/tracking the bird)?

Thanks in advance!
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Nice work Neil, really excited about receiving mine - ordered it from Hong Kong on the 19th and it was delivered on the 22nd! Unfortunately I was out so it'll be here tomorrow.

Paid 359 local guarantee too. Can't wait to fire it up :)
Marcobf - did you have to pay any customs duties or was the 359 all in? Cheers
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This may be of interest to someone. Like me

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No customs charges, VAT or postage to pay and about 5 of bubble wrap was used :)
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