Canon Powershot SX20 IS?? SX1 IS? Can't decide!!

ccoombs1December 28, 2009

I have decided I want/need a better digital camera. I want a camera that will let me learn how to take photographs, as well as just snapshots. I am not ready for a DSLR but really do want a camera that takes great shots, indoors and out. Anyone here have the SX20 IS? Or should I spend a bit more and get the SX1 IS (which shoots in RAW or jpg)? I can't believe I am having such a hard time with this decision! Thanks for any advise you can offer on the canons I am considering....or any others that I should be considering!

Cindy

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Konrad___far_north

IMO...best buy for your $.
You can't go wrong with either one, ...I love canon's because they are ruged build cameras, my wife has the powershot SX10, think the SX1 has HD video, I got my new 7D,.. we took some pictures, she beat me about on every picture....guess has to do allot who stands behind it.
Konrad

    Bookmark   December 30, 2009 at 11:25PM
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ccoombs1

Thanks for the reply! I went ahead and ordered the SX20 on monday and it arrived yesterday evening. The SX1 does have HD video and it shoots in RAW, but at this point I don't think I need to bother with RAW....at least not enough to pay an extra $150 for it. And there are hack programs for these cameras that make them shoot in RAW anyway....my daughter has one on her S3 and it works great. Anyway, I love the feel of it. It's large enough to feel very comfortable in my hands (unlike my casio which is the size of a deck of cards). The function screens are well laid out and easy to navigate. The only think I see so far I don't like about it is there is no tether on the lens cap. The pics I took inside look really good. I have not downloaded any of them yet, but hope to later on. So far though, I am impressed! I think I'll go to the zoo and botanical gardens tomorrow and play around with it.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 7:50AM
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Konrad___far_north

Excellent, ..you'll like it!
Agree with Raw file, for the average guy you don't need it, my wife attached a string to the cap.

Konrad

    Bookmark   December 31, 2009 at 4:02PM
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joan_mn

I also have the SX10 and really like it. So far, I've dropped the cap about 10 times, I think. My Sony cap was tethered, so I pull this one off and just let go. GRRRR.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2010 at 12:18PM
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