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Posted 28 January 2011 - 02:34 PM

Looking for a new camera preferably 500$ or cheaper. Currently have a canon powershot a520 (4mp/4x optical) thats a few years old. Been looking around and its probably better to get a decent not so compact compact then a DSLR.

Found this on pcworld seems pretty nice:
http://pcworld.co.nz...ershot-sx130-is

Open to other suggestions..

Edited by P1n3apqlExpr3ss, 28 January 2011 - 07:15 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:08 PM

We've got a Powershot A520 too! It works well, but seems to have trouble with batteries. (Complains they're low/empty when they are fairly charged. Take them out, clean the contacts, put them back in, and it works for another little while, before repeating.)

Canon are about the best, I believe. This one is probably their best non-DSLR camera: https://pricespy.co....ct.php?p=473643 (one place has it at $425, the next is $579). But that one you mentioned looks good, too.

A professional photographer told us (with regards to DSLR, admittedly) that Canon and Nikon are the best two, and the only real advantage to Canon was they worked better in low-light conditions. (He uses Canon.)

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:14 PM

I find it to have a fair bit of noise at times..

800$ it a bit steep, trying to find something new for family camera, not anything too serious, so actually something under 350$ would be better, so that ones a bit out of price range..

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 08:33 PM

Yes, our A520 has quite a lot of noise when in low light conditions.

In that case, the Powershot SX130 IS would seem to be the best Canon option, probably, and probably one of the best overall as well.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 12:14 AM

I have an A530 and an A550. Both complain about batteries. I find the shutters get jammed very easily too. I doubt I'd buy another Canon.

Edited by Erelyes, 29 January 2011 - 12:16 AM.





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