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    Canon SX70 Updated Review (flight shot failure)

    I am the person who has posted the review and photographs on my blog for the Canon SX70. Given that thread is a bit old, I needed to start a new thread. While my review was quite positive about the camera, I had noted difficulties in low light situations. Thus, I wanted to show how the camera...
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    Canon Sx70 Digital Zoom at Max I am the person / birder who posted reviews of the Sx70. While not strictly a test, two days ago I took some photographs with digital zoom turned of for some very distant Snowy Owls (three of them!). While conditions were not ideal as I had to photograph obliquely...
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    A number of folks have asked why I don't use RAW when taking photos with my SX70 (I am the person who has posted the reviews on my blog). While I recognize the value of RAW, I feel that the jpg algorithms are now so good combined with the fact that turning on RAW slows down by a factor or 2 the...
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    SX70 Continuous Mode and Video I am the person who has occasionally been posting reviews of the SX70 I purchased. This morning I had the opportunity to photograph two different osprey nests in northern Minnesota in "almost perfect photography conditions". Folks may be interested to view some...
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    Temperature Issues Actually Imdoubt that -15C (5F) are causing any issues. This temperature is so common in the winter where I live, that I don't really even consider it cold. For the past 4 years I used my SX60 on every birding outing innthe winter and it was extremely unusual when the...
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    The last few mornings it has been -25F to -30F in Sax-Zim Bog! I am still birding!
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    SX70 Auto Focus Issue in Highly Reflective Light Situation I am the user who has been posting periodic reviews of the new Canon SX70 of photographs taken of birds in the Boreal forest. Up until this point, I have been very pleased with my new camera, particularly how it now performs in low...
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    SX70 Digital vs Optical Zoom Test In my previous reviews I had noted I never used the digital zoom with my SX60. Today I found another cooperative Snowy Owl and tried turning of digital zoom. I was very impressed in sunny / very bright cloud conditions, and not so impressed when the clouds were...
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    SX70 Birding Photo Reviews and Software Developer's Kit I am the user who has been posted the SX70 reviews with pictures of birds. I just learned this morning that Canon has released a new software developer's kit for the their EOS DSLR platforms and the SX70. Thus, I believe the SX70 is the...
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    I conducted a landscape test of Lake Superior Sea Smoke this morning. I took photos with both my SX70 and my Sony A6000. Find the results and images via my blog: https://www.365daysofbirds.com/2019/01/02/canon-sx70-landscape-test/ Another item worth noting between the SX50 and SX70. The SX50's...
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    SX70 Snowy Owl Photos Using Full Zoom I just posted to my blog some images I took this morning in Sax-Zim Bog up in northern Minnesota. Images were taken at full zoom (optical only ... I always turn off digital zoom). Photographic conditions were near perfect. Thus, in really good conditions...
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    Canon SX70 vs SX60 Review I have now had the chance to compare the SX70 vs the SX60. I received my SX70 one week ago. For the comparison I photographed a Pileated Woodpecker that visited my yard from the same exact spot under identical lighting conditions. Camera settings were identical between...
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    Canon SX60HS in Action

    4 Years of Photos with a SX60 On Monday (Dec. 17) I upgraded my SX60 to a SX60, but over the past four years I took 1000's of bird photographs with my SX60. I know some folks question the image quality, but I found the camera a good device. I have a detailed review on my blog on my experiences...
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    Question was whether I used noise reduction on any of my SX70 images. No noise reduction used. Should have quoted the question. Sorry ... still learning how to use the forum in the most effective manner.
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    Coming soon. Have not had time. My plan is to take photographs of birds in similar conditions, identical camera settings ... in other words at my bird feeders (I have seven) Same comment / edit as before ... should have quoted the question. Will add this to my review of the SX70 in the near...
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    In terms of post processing ... for the images contained in my review, and most images I take ... my post processing consists of: 1. Open in Camera Raw (jpg file, not a raw file) 2. Tweak clarity to 30 or 40+ 3. Tweak Shadows and Highlights a bit, not mich This is about all I do other than...
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    Anyone seen Waxwings in there area?

    Yup ... Bohemian Waxwings in my area, but more than likely too long a jaunt for you! Northern Minnesota (pic)
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    Many Minnesotans on this Forum?

    The last posting is rather dated. I bird and blog up in northern Minnesota. https://www.365daysofbirds.com
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    Canon Powershot SX70 HS review

    I am a birder located in the Boreal forest in the middle of North America. My Canon SX70 arrived Monday, and I posted a review on my blog this morning. My review stems from two birding excursions over the past two days ... one watching Snowy Owls, and the other Spruce Grouse. Here is the link to...
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    Hello from the Boreal Forest

    I am a photographer / outdoorsman who spends a lot of time in the forest. I live on the edge of a river which crashes down the hill to Lake Superior. You will often find me volunteering at Sax-Zim Bog where I work as a naturalist. Sax-Zim Bog is one ofmthe premier winter birding locations in the...
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