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Old Monday 17th September 2012, 08:51   #1
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Canon SX50 Specs

Specs for the new SX50 are HERE. It will be 24-1200mm and supports RAW.
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Old Monday 17th September 2012, 08:56   #2
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Thanks Roy.
With a maximum f 6.5 at 1200mm I wonder how often the long end can really be used.
RAW without hacking welcome.
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Old Monday 17th September 2012, 09:01   #3
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Thanks Roy.
With a maximum f 6.5 at 1200mm I wonder how often the long end can really be used.
RAW without hacking welcome.
If the buffer is anything like the SX40 Mike, then RAW is next to useless IMO for action shots where you are shooting in burst. I tried RAW on the SX40 but is takes several seconds to clear the buffer after each shot!- I settled on the super fine jpeg hack in the end.
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Old Monday 17th September 2012, 12:32   #4
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WEX pre- order price is 449.
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Old Monday 17th September 2012, 13:39   #6
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Thanks Roy.
With a maximum f 6.5 at 1200mm I wonder how often the long end can really be used.
RAW without hacking welcome.
Comparing to my GH2 w 100-300 (also about f6 at the long end), this would mean that iso 1600 or even better 3200 should be giving OK results. If the iso cannot hold up up to there, then probably the max zoom would not be usable very often

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Old Tuesday 18th September 2012, 21:25   #7
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Don't think the ISO is really going to hold it up there especially if the light is getting poor, it is a very small sensor after all.
499! Sheesh, though no doubt it will drop.
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WEX pre- order price is 449.
The price in Hong Kong is US$500 and is in the shops now.
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Old Sunday 23rd September 2012, 12:35   #9
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It has a slower F3.4-6.5 lens compared to my SX30 IS with F2.7-5.8 35x 24-840mm eqiv zoom or my Nikon P500 with F3.4-5.7 36x 22.5-810mm eqiv zoom.
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Old Sunday 23rd September 2012, 12:49   #10
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I purchased one in Hong Kong yesterday, but haven't had a chance to field test it yet but here are 4 shots

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jingbar...in/photostream

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I obtained SX50 today (Oct. 3).
I uploaded two pictures in the gallery.
But it is trimmed.

http://www.birdforum.net/gallery/sho...ry.php/cat/528
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Choices - Do I go for this camera or the Canon 7D with a good lens? I was really thinking about the 7D before I saw this.
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Choices - Do I go for this camera or the Canon 7D with a good lens? I was really thinking about the 7D before I saw this.
The 7D + a decent lens like the 400/5.6 - 100-400 or 300/4 is obviously going to be better, it cost 5x more so that should tell you something. I have both the 7D and SX40 and while the SX40 is a great little lightweight walkaround there is no contest really - the old adage 'you get what you pay for' comes to mind.
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Just in case anyone is interested QVC UK shopping channel has it as todays special value for the price of 399.96 for today only...will be 483 after today.
http://www.qvcuk.com/webapp/wcs/stor...TSVItemDisplay

With QVC you can use for up to 30 days and if you dont like it you can send it back [you pay for the postage to do that of course] and if you choose to do so instead of paying for it in one go they are doing 4 months easy pay of 99.99, even if you have never shopped with them before. YOu normally get it within 3 to 5 days.

They will be showing it during the day at certain times between these hours 8-9am,12noon-1pm, 4pm-5pm,9pm-10pm, and 11pm to midnight. But they do have an online video presentation of it... They may sell out of it before the day is up, but if this happens most occasions they do manage to get advanced orders which may involve at wait of about 3 weeks [but they dont take the money out until they send it]
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Old Wednesday 17th October 2012, 06:49   #15
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Has any one bought one of these yet, as really interested in the frame rate when shooting in raw.
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Old Wednesday 17th October 2012, 13:42   #16
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very positive review here:

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Old Saturday 20th October 2012, 21:25   #17
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We took delivery of one yesterday and I took a few shots with it today, just on auto. I've not had time to play around with it yet.

Certainly well specified and easy to use. Even managed a few flight shots with it of gulls and Marsh Harrier.
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Nice shots Ian, they are handy little cameras to have along side a DSLR and have their own advantages.
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Superb shots. I'm watching the SX50 with some interest as I use the SX30 for my bird shots and have been very happy with it. But am now looking to move up a little and not sure between SX40 or SX50. Any ideas anyone between the two for birding?
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Superb shots. I'm watching the SX50 with some interest as I use the SX30 for my bird shots and have been very happy with it. But am now looking to move up a little and not sure between SX40 or SX50. Any ideas anyone between the two for birding?
I am in the same situation and don't know which to go for.
More pics and info anyone!!!
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It does look good but my guess is that it is still best to wait a few months to see how others get on with the camera and also to see if the price drops after christmas. I suspect that by February it should be readilly available for around the 350 mark or below. Aslo there is a fair chance that HS40 prices will start drop to around the 250 mark or below.
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Superb shots. I'm watching the SX50 with some interest as I use the SX30 for my bird shots and have been very happy with it. But am now looking to move up a little and not sure between SX40 or SX50. Any ideas anyone between the two for birding?
Most of my photographs which there is in the gallery are photographed in SX40 and SX50. I do not use SX40 after having begun to use SX50. When I photograph a bird, it is got satisfaction SX50.
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It does look good but my guess is that it is still best to wait a few months to see how others get on with the camera and also to see if the price drops after christmas. I suspect that by February it should be readilly available for around the 350 mark or below. Aslo there is a fair chance that HS40 prices will start drop to around the 250 mark or below.
Check out Camera Price Buster - Lowest price is 389 but on top Canon are doing a 50 cashback. Total price - 339.
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I'm afraid the weather has been pretty poor here the last few days with heavy cloud, fog and rain, so I've not had opportunity to take as many photos as I'd like.

Here's a few though from the last day or two.

1. Red-breasted Flycatcher from around 15m.
2. Redwing - 5m
3. Goldcrest - 2m
4. Red-throated Diver - 35m
5. Rock Pipit - 5m
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A couple more taken on a brighter day earlier in the week.

1. Turnstone
2. Purple Sandpiper
3. Purple Sandpiper
4. House Sparrow
5. Common Darter
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