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post Feb 7 2013, 03:11 PM, updated 9y ago

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Hi all,

Anyone's got this model of camera yet? Just bought mine 2 weeks back. It would be great if the owners of this model could meetup and perhaps discuss methods to maximise use of this camera. smile.gif

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post Mar 6 2013, 10:16 AM

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LOL nobody in the whole photography community in Low Yat Network interested in this camera. How sad. i cant even find a single thread discussion in this forum in regard to this camera. i wonder why? izzit becoz this non interchangeable lens compact cam looks like their bulky dslr? or izzit becoz its price close to their "expensive" dslr or izzit because some of its capability almost or perhaps superceeding their precious dslr? or simply because it really blows every compact cameras in the market out of the water?

But who cares what they think, i'm not even interested in photography to begin with but i do interested in playing God to see what people are doing from very very far and that's why i bought this camera. Woot?

Anyway, since i have the privilege to have an amazing view around me of condos, apartments and hotels right from my balcony. This camera is just perfect for the aforementioned purpose. Woot Woot

i cant post nudity in photos or videos in this forums so i just post the recent 1080p videos i shot yesterday (yes the same day i received this camera from DHL)

Take a look, its built in image stabilization in video mode works like charm counteracted my shaky hands. (you dont have this feature in SX40)







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post Mar 7 2013, 09:32 AM

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Yesterday i received the cheaper alternative to the Eyefi card, the ezShare card and i can confirm it works on our SX50.

Advantage:

1. This is second generation wifi card with Class 10 specs. (it was Class 6 when they launched it last year) So it is as fast as the Eye-fi.
2. Price more than half cheaper than Eye-fi card. I bought this only RM136 compare to RM300 to RM350 Eyefi card
3. Easy to use - your camera turns itself as wifi hotspots and you can browse your photos & videos on your phone / pc or mac just by using the webbrowser. Type "ez" on the the address bar and it start displaying your pix and vids
4. It has special app (FREE) from Apps Store (IOS & Android) too to make it more easier.
5. Operation is simple, you can either download one or all. You can also set password of this hotspots and change its name.
6. It also come with 8GB storage and it also come in 8, 16, 32GB capacity which i think it's not necessary to have bigger than 8GB since the purpose of these wifi cards is to have infinite storage, unless you dont have IOS or Android devices for you to quickly transfer when you're on the go.
7. It has a small switch to on/off the sharing option below the card. It will be an advantage if it also on/off the wifi to safe the camera battery.

Disadvantage

1. When it becomes a hotspots, your iphone and mac also must switch to this hotspots to be able to operate. So no internet connection at that moment. I just wish this thing operate using bluetooth instead of wifi since bluetooth 4.0 is already fast.
2. The sharing sites on the Apps are all china based, i wish they change it to facebook, twitter, flickr, youtube, instagram etc in future app update. But you can always use your IOS device to share to those sites though after you have downloaded your photos or videos in your device. It's not really critical perhaps it's useless too since you cant connect to internet.
3. Video thumbnails only visible after you have downloaded it to your device. Hopefully they tweak this in future update by parsing the camera video thumbnail.




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post Mar 10 2013, 12:35 AM

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This miniature effect so freaking awesome.

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post Mar 10 2013, 01:04 AM

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Another Komtar 200X Zoom from 30 KM away in good light.





Dang I just realized Quicktime sharing reduced my video from 1080p to 720p to youtube. Dont use Quicktime sharing next time
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post Mar 10 2013, 08:19 PM

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Im still on chapter 3 in the manual and testing few more scene effects today.

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post Mar 10 2013, 08:24 PM

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Slo-MO Video



Freaking Youtube compressed my video so bad

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post Mar 12 2013, 07:43 PM

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My new leatherette camera case to match the macbook air bag. Just arrived today

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post Mar 12 2013, 08:32 PM

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Morning Shot

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Penang 2nd Bridge Progress

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Morning Sun

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Sun Spots
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post Mar 14 2013, 08:00 PM

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My New 1200Lux Cheapo "Speedlite" - Just arrived today from HK

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It also come with white diffused filter

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The brightness can be controlled and comes with battery and charger too. Suitable for making video at night or in dim room. The light can be mounted on the adjustable tripod. Can use umbrella or bounce to the ceiling for more natural light effect.

Recommended to independent low budget porn film maker. Can rest assure the quality of your porn with this video light coz 1200lux is very bright. No canon speedlite come this close, not with this price tag.

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chokia really good shots of miniature and the flower there! the night shots are really sharp and no noise!
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post Mar 18 2013, 01:10 AM

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Ok Milky Way Galaxy just rose above the horizon at 12.45am just now and i just shot it with my cam right from my balcony. Look

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Okok im kidding. With bright city light like that no way we can get the shot like that.

But i would like to call all astronomy enthusiast for a weekend getaway / camping at the most dark places in Penang away from man made lights to shoot the real deal of this Celestial Body, mother of all creation to all of us on earth and billions of other solar systems in the whole Galaxy. The Milky Way.

I read a guide somewhere that April is the right time to catch this when Scorpio / Sagittarius Constellation are in perfect alignment to our sky and there's no moon around to block the galaxy's light.

I think our DSLR-like camera has all the ability to produce nice shot of the galaxy.

So where? Gertak Sanggul, or Mukahead? Please suggest.


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post Mar 20 2013, 10:56 PM

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Ok i need few things to master before i can go shooting something that far... talking about 27K light years to the center of Milkyway to something nearer for now at 384,400 km from earth. Ladies and Gentlemen presenting to you.... The Moon.



Right from my balcony at 6.30PM today and you can take picture while zooming too:-

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I dont have aperture or photoshop to edit so these are still raw photos can be touch up later.



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post Apr 2 2013, 08:28 PM

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Look what i picked up from Harvey Norman Sale last weekend?

Screw ball head ok you dont need it, this baby can pan and tilt smoothly for video and photo without even increase weight for carrying more heads

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It's reversible effortlessly and go barrel scrapping low suitable for SX50 0cm macro capability. We can see bacteria cells duplicating. Duh

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It can also go high

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With so many 360 Angles

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If thats not high enough you can also make it a mini monopod

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Manfrotto Photo-Video Kit MK394-H

Dropped from RM380 to RM306 @Harvey Norman and it's Manfrotto from Italy. You cannot get this low anywhere. I've searched the whole ebay.
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post Apr 2 2013, 09:27 PM

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Oh i forgot another thing, if you're so paranoid that this thing will topple over due its light weight you can add extra weight or counterweight for stability. Just hook it to the center column

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Here some official videos for the product





Read : http://www.manfrotto.com/394-photo-movie-kit-qr
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post Apr 5 2013, 12:32 AM

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Testing its built-in timelapse feature

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post Apr 7 2013, 11:08 AM

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This shot from this guy back in Nov 2012 using his SX50 really blows everything you thought you know about this camera. Without using any tripod point and shoot this video to the night sky in standard resolution and uploaded to youtube.




I linked directly the default photo from youtube as you can see from the above video without playing video it here :-

http://i3.ytimg.com/vi/aEawtWokSF0/maxresdefault.jpg

Then i cropped and readjusted the color for above photo and even with youtube compressed the video/image, the result is still mind blowing:-

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Jupiter in full glory, the bands, the red great spot the size of earth and its moon Io, Europa and Ganymede (Calista is out of frame)

Haih I wish i can get this shot too in full resolution but Jupiter is way behind the sun now but saturn rises everynight. Only problem, penang is so cloudy and rainy now. It will be a groundbreaking discovery in the world of photography if i can get the shot of saturn with its ring and moon. Like Duh.

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post Apr 10 2013, 04:55 PM

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This camera is my first digital camera and i was having a hard time whether to buy a cheap entry level DSLR or this RM1899 bridge camera cause i've been reading that DSLR is a prehistoric giant in so many articles and forums. As a modern man like me, i never see my self carrying all these extra weight around just to take picture, either on vacation or casual outing.

And here's another article LOL

http://www.factsfacts.com/DSLR/

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post Apr 12 2013, 11:24 PM

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Friday Evening Rush




Another timelapse video in HD
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post Apr 13 2013, 10:21 AM

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I'm actually quite interested in this camera. Can you show more pictures taken with it, macros and etc? Does it take good pictures under low light? What about fast movements like kids playing around?
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post Apr 14 2013, 01:09 AM

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QUOTE(Chocobos @ Apr 13 2013, 10:21 AM)
I'm actually quite interested in this camera. Can you show more pictures taken with it, macros and etc? Does it take good pictures under low light? What about fast movements like kids playing around?
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1st im not a photographer been using camphone my whole life and my knowledge on photography is only a month old limited to the time i have with this camera which is on weekend but I'll try to take some photos.

So lets jump to bokeh shots in low light.

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These photos are straight from camera.

You can get that shallow depth of field just like any other telephoto lens

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Sometimes you dont need so shallow DOF to blur all the background detail that also telling story

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post Apr 14 2013, 01:24 AM

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Ok lets continue our low light photography

In auto mode, coz no tripod, tons of indonesian in the dark and did not know how to play with shutter speed

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Then after few weeks learned about exposure

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Then create my own orb

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post Apr 16 2013, 02:03 AM

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Some 0cm macro shots in low light

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post Apr 16 2013, 06:10 PM

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Dicapac WP-S5 - Preparing for coral diving trip

Just arrived today at my office from Korea.

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With and without my camera inside. [R] Camera 1200mm telephoto barrel fully erected. tongue.gif

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More: http://www.dicapacmalaysia.com/dicapac-model/252-2/



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post Apr 16 2013, 11:13 PM

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To Steve

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R.I.P

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post Apr 17 2013, 12:59 PM

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These bird shots from Bob Thompson using SX50 HS are damn cun.

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Source : http://www.flickr.com/photos/jingbar/tags/...owershotsx50hs/
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post Apr 19 2013, 08:35 AM

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Ezshare apps get updated today. Now they add Facebook, Twitter and Skydrive!

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Now you can quickly kpoh the picture you took to other kpohcees in fb & twitter right after you took it rclxms.gif
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QUOTE(chokia @ Apr 16 2013, 06:10 PM)
Dicapac WP-S5 - Preparing for coral diving trip

Just arrived today at my office from Korea.

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With and without my camera inside. [R] Camera 1200mm telephoto barrel fully erected. tongue.gif

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More: http://www.dicapacmalaysia.com/dicapac-model/252-2/


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post Apr 20 2013, 12:58 PM

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There is something about the colours that I don't really like when it's zoomed to the max
I wonder if without zooming, will the colours be like that too
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post Apr 20 2013, 10:38 PM

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Talking about color, how about this one by Tomasnomas, he is hummingbird expert been shooting this particular bird since 2007 and few days ago he shot this with SX50 HS.

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Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/77847989@N00/8662294724/

Check out his hummingbird sets.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77847989@N00/...ith/8662294724/

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post Apr 21 2013, 08:15 PM

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Planet Saturn using SX50


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Default photo direct link from the youtube video below. You can see the ring and one of its 60 moons, Titan which is the size of Mercury (2nd largest moon in our solar system after Ganymede (Jupiter's biggest moon)




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post Apr 22 2013, 08:30 AM

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Thanks a lot chokia for sharing infos and pics. I went to a shop to have a look at it but unluckily it wasn't in stock.
They showed me the new Nikon P520. The zoom is satisfying but too bad it doesn't have RAW format.
Now still haven't decided yet which camera to buy. Interested in this, Nex 6 and Pana FZ200.
Actually, I'm interested in too many cameras, haha sweat.gif
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post Apr 22 2013, 11:26 AM

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QUOTE(Chocobos @ Apr 22 2013, 08:30 AM)
Thanks a lot chokia for sharing infos and pics. I went to a shop to have a look at it but unluckily it wasn't in stock.
They showed me the new Nikon P520. The zoom is satisfying but too bad it doesn't have RAW format.
Now still haven't decided yet which camera to buy. Interested in this, Nex 6 and Pana FZ200.
Actually, I'm interested in too many cameras, haha  sweat.gif
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not sure about other brand but canon is also supported by camera hacking community, which is good cause these people are dedicated to improve the camera functionalities that were not advertised. It's like Jailbreaking your Iphone or rooting your android phone.

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Apart of RAW that already native to SX50, Here are some of the features by CHDK (Canon Hack Development kit) that are not native to SX50 :-

1. Shutter, Aperture, ISO overrides
2. Can set up to 64s exposure compare to the native 15s
3. Depth OF Field Calculator
4. Auto Timelapse video making in any Mode and not just in miniature mode
5. Motion Detector
6. Battery indicator in %
7. Ultra-fast shutter speeds - up to 1/10,000"
8. High-speed Flash Sync at all speeds up to 1/64,000 second
9. File browser


More here http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CHDK_User_Manual


Beta version for SX50 was released few weeks ago http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/SX50

i will try this when they release the full version (non beta) since my card reader is also old card reader cannot read SDHC.

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post Apr 23 2013, 12:09 AM

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An advantage of having a superzoom camera you can shoot other people model from far. LOL

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These shots were taken while waiting for friends for buffet lunch last sunday from inside Sharkey restaurant in E&O Hotel at least 50 feet away but they looks like she was just infront of my camera.

I wonder how much those freaking photographers (yes two of them) paid this underage school girl after exploited her to do all sort of posing in public places like this.

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The apply on shallow depth of field is abit annoying.
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post Apr 23 2013, 08:26 AM

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QUOTE(0300078 @ Apr 23 2013, 05:55 AM)
The apply on shallow depth of field is abit annoying.
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Ok ill touch up them later but for now, lets do some shopping:-

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The leatherette casing (on 1st page) i bought last time looks ugly now with this new real cow leather casing which i just received. Unlike the old one this has canon logo embossed all over the place including the handgrip strap.

it also come with a camera bag that has canon logo too to put nasi lemak for picnic in the park. How convenient.
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Talking about canon, i also did some research on the next printer i want for printing photo in A3 size. It will be brilliant to frame your photos and hang it around the house rather than all dump into flickr. i also want it to be able to scan those old photos from my school days as well and maybe able to direct print on CD too. And all preferably canon brand.

but unfortunately canon doesn't have All in one A3 printer yet but they do have some amazing printer (& cheap)

i found few candidates: (Canon model number really confusing - lower doesnt mean poorer)

1. Canon PIXMA iX6560 Price : RM788



Pros : Print A3 : resolution 9600 X 2400 dpi with 4,608 nozzles
Cons : No scanner


2. PIXMA MG6370 Price RM 698.00



Pros : all in one : resolution 9600 X 2400 dpi with 6,656 nozzles
Cons : Not printing A3

So i have to wait until canon come out with All in One A3 Printer or choose other brand like brother.


3. MFC-J2510 InkBenefit (MFC-J4510DW) Price RM899



Pros : All in One and print A3, really beautiful design
Cons : 1,200 x 6,000 dpi (not so high dpi compare to Canon) and no CD printing

4. Epson inject printer famous with nozzle blockage problem - so i'll try to avoid them totally

5. Other brand like HP either looks like mini photostating machine or simply ugly (and bulky)

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post Apr 29 2013, 01:33 PM

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Not sure what kind of photography art are these but they look interesting. Sort like HDR or something. Check it out collection shot by Mertonian in his SX50 Set:-

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More : http://www.flickr.com/photos/mertonian/set...57631699107128/
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Tonite I engaged topless models from korea, us and thailand for photoshoot the camera itself. Look!

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post Apr 30 2013, 05:22 PM

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Waah, didn't realise this topic thrived. Very good job chokia. You've been reading up on the manual, I haven't, no wonder my pics were average to say the least. Will be trying to get some good pics in my rounds to the Kedah this weekend. smile.gif

Reminder to self: Please read manual
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Tonite I engaged topless models from korea, us and thailand for photoshoot the camera itself. Look!

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post Apr 30 2013, 10:11 PM

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QUOTE(SeanConnery @ Apr 30 2013, 05:25 PM)
No non-male topless models?  shocking.gif
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That will bring a repercussion of thread closure by Uncle Chong. cry.gif

Anyway as i was browsing to find another accessory for the camera and watched videos comparison in youtube, i found Ifootage products surprisingly innovative perhaps surpassing any other brands offering similar product in term of portability and practicality. Ifootage has only few products but they're all very impressive. Check them out:-

WILDCAT : Video Stabilizer



Wildcat in action




MOGOPOD : Advanced Monopod



Mogopod in action



MINICRANE - Portable Crane



Minicrane in action




Check Out More : http://www.ifootagegear.com/en/

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Our Star Rises and falls Time lapse - Penang Bridge Background


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post May 3 2013, 02:21 PM

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Ok my macbook air is running out of space every day using this camera. I'm looking for a new portable storage. So lets compare two world's fastest.


Elgato Thunderbolt SSD




Speed : 270Mbps
Biggest Storage : 240 GB
Price : EU499.99 (RM2000)
Source: http://www.elgato.com/en/storage/thunderbolt-ssd-240gb



Seagate Hybrid SSD (SSHD)



Speed : 600Mbps
Biggest Storage : 1TB
Price : $129.99 (RM415)
Source: http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drive...e-hybrid-drive/


It's a no brainer right.
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The other night i was setting my camera to shoot saturn, then all the sudden the dang weather changed with thunderstorm and all, Saturn disappeared and without knowing what setting to shoot lightning, quickly set to sports mode. And yes i got this shot but Sports mode really bad for low light condition thus the building all noisy even though the composition was right.

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Haih cant wait to install the motion detection hack from CHDK.
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Canon gives you tips to zoom birds with Uncle Lawrence LOL



In full HD


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Some exotic animal shots by chris butterfield

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and more birds

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Check out his bird collection shots with SX50 HS

http://www.flickr.com/photos/57683491@N05/...57632630052893/


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post May 9 2013, 02:50 PM

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Ok i successfully dumped the new CHDK firmware into my cam. It's still beta though but just for the sake of trying.

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The available guide is like so confusing and complicated so i compiled them into one simple step (in few sentences) duh:-

1. Dump all content into the root of your existing SD card (no need new card or format anything- just take the one you're using in your camera) after you unzipped it and ON the cam with play button. Press the menu button on the 1st tab go down to "firmware update". Take out the card and lock it to avoid overwrite. Insert the card again and ON the cam with play button. Done. You'll see your screen like the above pix.


The CHDK Firmware sx50hs-100c-1.1.0-2763-full (BETA)

Dont worry the firmware will trick the cam to save your pic in the card eventhough in the lock position. The lock is just to prevent the cam overwrite the firmware.

Just click the S button to switch to load scripts (Motion detector, HDR bracket, intervalometer-time lapse etc)

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post May 10 2013, 09:47 AM

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Last night still cloudy, i saw only 3 stars in the whole wide angle of the eastern night sky from my balcony and after checked via Stellarium, one of them is Saturn.



can see the shape as it tilted sideway confirmed by stellarium (below pix) but not clearly defined due to the cloudy sky

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Expert said need to combine multiple shots in multiple exposures to get better result, problem is i do not know how to do that. And the thing about all these planets and stars viewed under 200X zoom are not stationary. You can easily see they move out of your frame within miliseconds.
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This camera is just made to win. Sorry Sony fanboys. Nice attempt on sony part to compete in 50X zoomer.

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http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-PowerSho...-Shot-DSC-HX300

http://versusio.com/en/canon-powershot-sx5...-vario-sonnar-t


SX50 may not have Panaromic mode out the box but it has stitch assist in SCN mode to stitch up to 26 shots for panorama picture. It also has HDR in the menu with 3 shots in diff exposures combined, Infact with CHDK this function extends to further bracketing. CHDK also overrides SX50's shutter speed to as fast as 1/100000 to 2048 secs (34min) and ISO to 80000

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OMG here's another one.

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Oh keep trying people. Leica you there? Hallo. Wir man kann einfach gefälschte DOFf/1.1 mit Bokeh2 aber man kann gefälschte 50X zoom ohne telephoto lens, dass die kosten arm und bein, genau wie ihre kamera.
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No mic jack? no problem, not like it needs external mic or anything. The stereo mic is sufficient even for concert.



Here is a cheap solution how to deflect wind sound


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Macrolicious Collection by Erick Llorente

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OMG yes , something that will bring you to closer to God.

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How about the Ten Commandments?


Check out the whole collection http://www.flickr.com/photos/91986226@N08/...57632571116457/
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Birdilicious!! Bird photography will never be the same again with Canon SX50 HS (no tripod, no gigantic telephoto lens, no full frame, cropped frame or micro four third sensors are needed)

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Check out the whole birdie collection by the talented Erick Llorente http://www.flickr.com/photos/91986226@N08/...57632646799504/
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25th April 2013, Hong Kong Harbour Timelapse (Click below pix to play)

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Shot with Canon PowerShot SX50 using a fabulous Bluetooth Camera Remote Control (raydio master RDM-ST1) and an Apple App on ipad mini by © Bob Thompson



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More : http://arpdevices.com/

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Im not a fan of b&w photo but this collection is totally exceptional.

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His shot combining B&W with HDR. Check out his marvellous Street Photography collection here http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcnittygritty/

Another collection but with full color by Constantin Florea

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/costiflorea/8...57633294102552/

My kind street photography kinda subtle with a bit splash of colors.

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SOOC at E&O Hotel with my office colleagues
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I almost ejaculated (literally) when i did all these comparisons

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http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-PowerSho...ny-Alpha-NEX-3N

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And I finally "cummed" with this one

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Weekend Gateway Spam : Paparazzi in the making

(All photos are SOOC in automode taken from far)

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The real paparazzis also there.

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Morning sun in Penang can be very dramatic sometimes

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The sun like so angry til the whole frame turns red.
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awesome picture.! i need to buy this one.. thanks smile.gif

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Hey I’ve been reserving the above spot for so long, who asked you to post first on the fresh page? LOL I’m kidding.

I’ve been busy attending my friends’ weddings this school holiday. All these people are still blurred that the world has been overpopulated with 7 billion people and yet they ‘re on the way making more babies.

Oh Stop Breeding! LOL I’m kidding

Anyways, with this camera tagged along with me like a wedding photographer or something, i also kpoh taking photos at weddings. (Ok there’s a difference there )

So Let’s share some photos

1st wedding May 25 In Pondok Upeh Balik Pulau and this one featured in Star Paper. I saw The Star cameraman with huge white telephoto lens like so bane to walk pass through the kampong crowd and inside tiny kampong house with limited spaces. So pity him and he was going like shutter frenzy pressing that camera button nonstop.

Me on the other hand just sat at one spot and shoot. Look !

See Kampong boy also can look so cute with all that bokeh in the background

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How about kampong men with 3D effect?

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How about kampong women with HDR effect?

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How about Kampong beeoches making fun of other kampong beeochees?

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How about the bride became a victim of a wedding planner with bad taste. What the hell they put on her is totally beyond me.

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Here’s the newspaper cutting, probably out of 5000 photos he took that day only two can be used.

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Yeah yeah finally you can ride “two horses”. I got it.
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The second wedding last week at Kampong Seronok. She’s like the most beautiful girl in the whole kampong. (Duh) This time i was not busy taking photo but rather busy performing my unpolished singing talent (or rather screaming ) at the wedding.

Of coz she engaged her own professional photographer.

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And professional musician

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Here’s a slideshow of some photos with me singing in the background.



Yeah who could have thought Brunos Mars’ voice range is half octave less than Mariah Carey. I could suffer hemorrhoid if making singing as a career; especially by singing his songs in original keys like what I did in the above video.
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Hi,

i just got myself a SX50 and really trilled about it, after spending years of pen cameras from ep1 till ep3, with some epls in between and I have no complaints but thoroughly enjoyed the pen cameras; with pany 14mm and 20mm as my primes. I have gotten myself a 70-200mm MF lens but never really enjoyed using it because the lens is heavy. So I am wondering how it feels to have those really powerful zoom camera, albeit small size so I can carry it around just like the pen cameras. I have been eyeing ultra-zooms for sometime and finally, Canon sx50 hs came along. I waited and see what kind of reviews it will receive, just to be sure. And plenty of good reviews came pouring in. I am thrilled. So, here I am.

So I had bought myself the adapter for filter 67mm (since this is recommended by Canon + a UV filter (for protection of course) & and a CPL.

I am now looking for a small bag, to house the sx50. Preferably black and heavy duty nylon like those you find on SnapR. Yes I have the SnapR 35 but it doesn't fit. It fits the Pen cameras perfectly but not sx50, dang!

Can the owners here post pics of their bags? Recommendations?

Thanks
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QUOTE(bobds78 @ Jun 15 2013, 07:24 PM)

Can the owners here post pics of their bags? Recommendations?

After 1983, anyone caught wearing a fanny pack/ belt pack / belly bag / Buffalo pouch / hip sack / phany pack /hip pack/ bum bag / moon bag / waist bag / waist pack or waist pouch as what we call it here in Malaysia was committing fashion crime. These bag around your waist was a fashion no-no back then. Starting last year they make a comeback and even Hollywood are wearing them in style

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So currently me having tried to look like an invited guest rather than like a photographer-replacement at my own friends's wedding or any event for that matter, i hid my camera in this waist pouch. Coz im not obligated to be called by one table to the other to take their picture and send to them later just because i bring the camera.

Im still looking for better one to show here.

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drool.gif whoah! nice!

I mean seriously but, nevermind, it all comes down to personal preference in the end.

What about flashes? what kind of flashes you guys use?
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I come across the Metz 24 af-1 and it has received quite popular support. Its small and has vertical bounce only, which is all i need. What you guys think? Has anybody any experience with it?
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Chokia, you should conduct classes on how to use SX50 effectively. Extremely nice photos.
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Or probably Rokinon D20AF flash? Also a smallish flash having the same GN with Metz 24 but costs cheaper.
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Chokia, I love your sense of humor, haha!
SX50 is a good camera esp. for its zoom capability
am thinking of getting it as my secondary camera
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Ok, I solved the bag problem already. I got a Kata dc-433 from jimmychoo of Lelong for just rm105 and he says its there last one. Love it. Its an old model, now replaced with DL433 same size but costs slightly more.

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And now comtemplating a smallish flash between Metz 24 / Metz 20 / Rokinon 24 / or the cheap CY-20 for less than rm50 on eBay.

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Chokia, you should conduct classes on how to use SX50 effectively. Extremely nice photos.
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Hiyo im not qualified la but i know the trick to get those bokeh straight out of camera (SOOC)

Since our telephoto lens is very long 1200mm (35mm equivalent). So those camwhores out there must sell not just arm and leg but 2 kidneys and a heart to afford them to buy for their DSLR body. Look at these 1200mm lens.

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I dunno about you, but im not going to fall under the unparalleled charm and beauty carrying that thing around just to take picture.

So that's why tutorial or tips on how to get nice bokeh come abundant only to lens with biggest aperture instead of telephoto lens because that's the lens they can afford to buy. And they also will tell you to do street photography you should be closer to the subject but most of the time you can see they make it black and white when the photo turned ugly.

We dont have to listen to them coz long telephoto lens can create nice bokeh without even trying. So zoom out to the max 1200mm and shoot. Distance yourself from the subject coz it's unethical to take out your camera infront of people face and it's not natural too since people emotion and reaction change when they saw camera and i dont think anyone like their photo taken by stranger.


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Chokia, I love your sense of humor, haha!
SX50 is a good camera esp. for its zoom capability
am thinking of getting it as my secondary camera
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Ok, I solved the bag problem already. I got a Kata dc-433 from jimmychoo of Lelong for just rm105 and he says its there last one. Love it. Its an old model now replaced with DL433 same size for slightly more.


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Similar with this bag right? Can you hook it to your belt?

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And now comtemplating a smallish flash between Metz 24 / Metz 20 / Rokinon 24 / or the cheap CY-20 for less than rm50 on eBay.
Are you a strobist? Kinda hard to master IMHO. I prefer to use light coz it is easier to control and you can see the result on the display without pressing the shutter or even the need to adjust the flash location and brightness like strobe/flash photography.

Like these photos were hard to take, the Apple Sign light was so bright behind ruined lights from the screen and backlight keyboards from the MBA and Iphone. I also wanted to show the dim apple logo to glow even though with lights coming in every direction. I have to place light in some angle bounce from the ceiling to compensate the metering so can get some balance. I think it will be more difficult to use flash.

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Anyways i might change my mind if you can show me your work that can only be produced using flash and not light.

Do those flashes you listed come with remote trigger?
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Hi chokia,

"Similar with this bag right? Can you hook it to your belt?"

Yes, just 1 size smaller as there are 1 more model in between that one and mine.

"Are you a strobist? " Not at all.

"I prefer to use light coz it is easier to control and you can see the result on the display without pressing the shutter or even the need to adjust the flash location and brightness like strobe/flash photography. "

Agreed that nothing beat natural light, IF there's sufficient amount, definitely, without question.

Why I need a smallish flash is because its more discreet and it can churn out powerful light just when you need it. I think GN24 or anything around this is nice for people photography, you don't need to get that close and you can play around with ISO to go the distant. I am still new to flash photography so I cannot say much here, not an expert at all.

" Do those flashes you listed come with remote trigger?" Nope, but can always get generic ones selling plenty around.


By the way, those photos you took, good light balance. Nice

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Triple Planets Conjunction - Jupiter-Venus-Mercury

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Incredible patience. Nice
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Incredible patience. Nice
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Yeah and we all missed it, the next time these planets align and visible at dusk like that is in 2015 (source: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/scien...unsettriangle/)

By that time Canon will come up with 100X optical zoom DIGIC 7 (BSI) BackSide Illuminated CMOS 40MP fullframe Powershot camera to kill all portable telescopes market and bring astrophotography to the masses.

But before that happen lets see how far patience took this Gre Guy with his SX50 into shooting the celestial objects.

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[L] Saturn and [R] Orion Nebula

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/30496606@N05/...57633821126176/

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Ok now my turn for astrophotography.

Milkyway Galaxy shot tonite (first time) at Permatang Damar Laut since Gertak Sanggol so far and so remote. and celcom no line

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These two kids kacau me, asked so many questions
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Boeing 747 just passed by
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Couldnt see the galaxy with naked eyes so just blindly made that shot.

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Whoa!!! Nice bro...we are getting somewhere now
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Whoa!!! Nice bro...we are getting somewhere now
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Yeah we are definitely getting near especially when those ancient photon particles from the galactic centre travelled at the speed of light 26,000 years ago to reach Orion Arm where our solar system and planet earth resides, filling up the surface area of my tiny camera sensor.

Tiny my ass!



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Muah..ha..ha..ha! doh.gif

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Few more photos after Lightroom5 treatment :-

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Another boeing just flew across.

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Manual focus to ∞ | f3.4 | 60"| ISO125 | Light painted the foreground with 1200lux LED light at the end of exposure.

60" was just too long as stars started to create trail. Since the weather back to cloudy, rainy and hazy there will be a very slim chance to do re shoot with different settings.
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Canon show you how to make timelapse video with SX50 HS





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Unnoticeable Perversion : What A Great Vacation Camera!


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There has been a development recently (this month) in the superzoom section which are pretty impressive on paper.

KODAK PIXPRO AZ521 - 52X Zoom

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/kodak-pi...n-preview-22359


PANASONIC LUMIX FZ72 - 60X Zoom

http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/compact/fz70_fz72/


CANON POWERSHOT SX60 HS - Rumor with sample photo:-

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I predict that it will be a 60X zoomer to compete with the Lumix, announcing in Sept and release before Xmas this year.

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Fresh from the oven CHDK 1.2.0-3001-0 FIRMWARE - Build Aug 3, 2013

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Much cleaner and less confused interface and menu

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Changelog 1.2 - Major changes

+Current stable, released July 30 2013. The following major features were implemented for 1.2.
+intermittent Lua crashing bug fixed (finally. Also backported to 1.1)
+Improved UI - discussion thread http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=8151.0
++ menu items renamed and sometimes moved for clarity
++ input of numeric values simplified
++ the "Disable Overrides" menu item is now understandable
++ Tv override input value can be in Ev step, seconds or HHMMSS format
+Remote capture over USB
+Improved DNG performance, now very close to framebuffer raw
+Support raw operations on DNG
+Improved memory usage by moving more code to modules
+Fast integer based trigonometric functions for Lua
+new editor for User Menu
+scripts can be added to the User Menu
+menu option to enable Lua native calls
+menu option to disable keyboard shortcuts
+improve console mode with menu options to extend the visibility time of console or review (scroll back) console output
+loadable palette values allow a better range of colors in the UI (not implemented on all cameras)
+auto operation of internal / external flash enabled when other exposure values are in "M" mode
+enhanced UI for script parameters : @value allows use of named input values rather than just numeric
+scripts can be set to always use the default parameter values in the code rather than stored parameters
+ISO input for override, bracketing and auto-ISO now use approximately the same units as Canon UI ("market" ISO)
+addition of an annoying "help" window that continuously pops up in <ALT> mode until you figure out how to disable it from the CHDK menu

Download and dump all into your SD card, just overwrite previous version. No formatting needed and don't forget to lock your card after that.

Canon Powershot SX50 HS : CHDK Firmware 1.2.0-3001 (Aug 3, 2013)
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QUOTE(chokia @ Aug 4 2013, 09:32 AM)
Fresh from the oven CHDK 1.2.0-3001-0 FIRMWARE - Build Aug 3, 2013

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Much cleaner and less confused interface and menu

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Changelog 1.2 - Major changes

+Current stable, released July 30 2013. The following major features were implemented for 1.2.
+intermittent Lua crashing bug fixed (finally. Also backported to 1.1)
+Improved UI - discussion thread http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=8151.0
++ menu items renamed and sometimes moved for clarity
++ input of numeric values simplified
++ the "Disable Overrides" menu item is now understandable
++ Tv override input value can be in Ev step,  seconds or HHMMSS format
+Remote capture over USB
+Improved DNG performance, now very close to framebuffer raw
+Support raw operations on DNG
+Improved memory usage by moving more code to modules
+Fast integer based trigonometric functions for Lua
+new editor for User Menu
+scripts can be added to the User Menu
+menu option to enable Lua native calls
+menu option to disable keyboard shortcuts
+improve console mode with menu options to extend the visibility time of console or review (scroll back) console output
+loadable palette values allow a better range of colors in the UI  (not implemented on all cameras)
+auto operation of internal / external flash enabled when other exposure values are in "M" mode
+enhanced UI for script parameters :  @value allows use of named input values rather than just numeric
+scripts can be set to always use the default parameter values in the code rather than stored parameters
+ISO input for override, bracketing and auto-ISO now use approximately the same units as Canon UI ("market" ISO)
+addition of an annoying "help" window that continuously pops up in <ALT> mode until you figure out how to disable it from the CHDK menu

Download and dump all into your SD card, just overwrite previous version. No formatting needed and don't forget to lock your card after that.

Canon Powershot SX50 HS : CHDK Firmware 1.2.0-3001 (Aug 3, 2013)
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Hi chokia, thanks!

By the way, how do I go about updating my unit? Sorry, I am new to this cam.

many thanks

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Hi chokia, thanks!

By the way, how do I go about updating my unit? Sorry, I am new to this cam.

many thanks
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Download and dump all into your SD card, just overwrite previous version. No formatting needed and don't forget to lock your card after that.

Canon Powershot SX50 HS : CHDK Firmware 1.2.0-3001 (Aug 3, 2013)
Easy just like the above.

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Use the zoom lever & control dial to override number you wish to change. Have fun!
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Talking about fun, these kids were having so much of it with SX50's native 240fps video function (SloMo)


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UPDATE : EzShare now fits your Iphone 5 & photos can straight go to camera roll

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Disappointed by heavy rain to witness Parsied meteor shower last nite, my nephews and nieces channelled their energy to something more fun at grandma's house!

And they're having a light painting blast!
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The Moon and Star of Raya
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Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri & Happy Holiday


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I think this year not many people (dpreview & flickr) were lucky to get the shot of parseid meteor shower few nights back, and most photos only have one meteor instead of SHOWER of meteor. Spookwoman from flickr managed to get few shots with her SX50...

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one lucky shooting star with faint milkyway at 15" ISO80 in the background
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I think she also felt not to waste her nights of waiting for the meteor but to shoot more exciting subject like the fireworks

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Now that the real shower of lights

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More of her SX50 HS photostream here http://www.flickr.com/photos/94338156@N03/

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Some wild ducks (Mallards) shots I gotten from one of the ponds near my house. Lucky to see them. They breed there and comes every year. I caught two couples early in June and they have ducklings now in August. By the time I post this, they are gone. The last pic shows the ducklings on the left, about 10 of them. Some light PP done.

the couples, seen in the month of June 2013

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one of the couples with ducklings now, August 2013

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I know it's hard to shoot wildlife, by the time we're composing and testing few settings, they'll go away. I admire those people with great patience in flickr to shoot all these recently with their SX50 :-

Wildlife

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Concert

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Source: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=sx50&s=rec
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This Raynox DCR-250 Macro Conversion lens kinda interesting piece of accessory for our sx50.

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But I'm waiting for ringgit to appreciate, now im in financial curfew to purchase anything online due to ringgit like no value. I wonder if can get cheaper at local shop.
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bro chokia, i'm also a noob wanting to upgrade from compact digicam to something better. was looking at canon sx500is. how does it compare with the sx50hs? pricewise, the 500 is much cheaper & only 30x zoom.
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bro chokia, i'm also a noob wanting to upgrade from compact digicam to something better. was looking at canon sx500is. how does it compare with the sx50hs? pricewise, the 500 is much cheaper & only 30x zoom.
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If you are not in urgency better save money because Canon is announcing better superzoom next week with Digic 6 sensor (SX50 is Digic 5, SX500 only Digic 4).
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Almost wanted to buy a SX50 last week, but the shop has no stock.
Maybe is good to wait for new model.
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You know those engineers in Canon are great in optics and sensors, but usability is the least important in their design. So we have to get creative.

I think most cameras have problem with the battery accessibility when the tripod plate attached and someone in dpreview shows us how to overcome it though it may not works for all plates with different sizes.

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Source: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3540971
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QUOTE(syk @ Aug 31 2013, 09:23 PM)
Almost wanted to buy a SX50 last week, but the shop has no stock.
Maybe is good to wait for new model.
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Today canon rumors still mentioning the new superzoom :-

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sos : http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/09/the-next-eos-m-cr2/
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You know those engineers in Canon are great in optics and sensors, but usability is the least important in their design. So we have to get creative.

I think most cameras have problem with the battery accessibility when the tripod plate attached and someone in dpreview shows us how to overcome it though it may not works for all plates with different sizes.

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Well, not MOST CAMERA, just the ones with smaller bodies. All the higher end DSLRs have the battery door aligned in vertical instead of horizontal at the base plate.
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These low light shots from SX50 by mustafa nazif really astounding.

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Check out more : http://www.flickr.com/photos/poethica/

He is a digital artist and professional photographer and you can see all his previous photo collection in his photostream shot with 5D Mark III.
And thats a difference between me and him. It's not about the camera, sensor size and expensive lenses, it's all about skill.

In the hand of the pro, bridge camera like SX50 can produce amazingly quality images without doubt.

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Hey superzoom can shoot baby photos too. Not many pictures in flickr but still...

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Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/89666484@N03/

Seriously at 13fps high burst mode in full resolution or its native shutter speed as fast as 1/2000 can be extended to 1/100000 " with CHDK there is no reason you wont be able to capture the most hyper active toddler even your wife gave birth to baby lipas.

SX50 captures in flight hummingbird, freeze rotating blades, fast moving jet plane in the sky, don't tell me your children's movement can top that speed. I mean what planet are you from?
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Check out these beautiful shots by Ronei Pehls yesterday with his SX50

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More : http://www.flickr.com/photos/96942180@N03/
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If you're to check out recently shot photos by various SX50 owners, you'll definitely see pictures of the moon. These few really caught my attention:-

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Essa lua do cerrado!

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Flying to the moon

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Luna anaranjada

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Darkside of the moon with Venus in the background


Check out more : http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=sx50hs&s=rec

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this camera is nice
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Gleiton Filho shows off his creativity with bunch of interesting shots he took using sx50

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He probably sums up this cam capability by taking it from 0 cm macro to the street, from bright light to low light, from the sky to saturn.

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See them all : http://www.flickr.com/photos/gleitonbastos/with/9711278829/
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One thing great about Gerald L. Campbell is his marvelous black and white street photography collection. Here his recent shots with SX50

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Check out the whole collection. Who could have thought that all these are taken using a superzoom:-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dcnittygritty/with/9729190846/

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OMG .. much better than my SX20.

How is the shooting speed?
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OMG .. much better than my SX20.

How is the shooting speed?
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Install Exif Viewer extension for chrome https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/e...pkbplhkoiekndck

Then go to flickr click on the picture you want to view and click original. Once you mouseover the original photo, you can see the basic exif data of the photo including shutter speed on the top left.

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Flickr is back online, here are some eye candies from SX50 Flickr Group

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More : http://www.flickr.com/groups/2082775@N20/
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Amyshaped is a concert goer, but she doesnt always have the privilege to be in the front row and bringing huge DSLR without getting confiscated at the entrance. So she sneaked in with SX50 in her jacket and the camera did a good job getting shot from far, in low light and fast moving artist on the stage.

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This is how far her seat from the stage

New Kids On The Block (NKOTB) anyone?

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Check more NKOTB, 98 Degrees, Kelly Clarkson in concert all shot using SX50:-

http://www.flickr.com/photos/amyshaped/set...57635167222558/

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Cinematic Shot with SX50 in HD



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This guy didnt even realize he shot the Moon and Venus while testing the camera




Another video guide how to shoot Jupiter (in spanish)




But i still like this handheld Jupiter Shot with its moons below



And yes you can see Jupiter's bands and great red spot clearly, here the screen-shot from the video above link directly from youtube

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/aEawtWokSF0/maxresdefault.jpg
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Probably need to use one for event photography in November, should I wait for SX60 to come out? Wonder how much will the pricing be and whether the vari-angle screen will still be available or not..
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QUOTE(chokia @ May 4 2013, 07:13 AM)
The other night i was setting my camera to shoot saturn, then all the sudden the dang weather changed with thunderstorm and all, Saturn disappeared and without knowing what setting to shoot lightning, quickly set to sports mode. And yes i got this shot but Sports mode really bad for low light condition thus the building all noisy even though the composition was right.

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hi chokia......ur posts on this thread are pretty amazing & very helpful....i was trying out motion detect scripts from the CHDK wiki page for the sx50 hs. but none of those are fast enough....most scripts are incompatible....for the few that work the camera takes quite sometime to detect the motion and click a photograph. have you tried any motion detect script that u found suitable? pls share....thanks!!!
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Hi, anyone know where can i buy the adapter ring to fix the Raynox DCR-250 with SX50HS please? i search in google only Lensmate got sell but it's at America. hope can find in malaysia.
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Hi, anyone know where can i buy the adapter ring to fix the Raynox DCR-250 with SX50HS please? i search in google only Lensmate got sell but it's at America. hope can find in malaysia.
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Ebay dont have meh? I thought the box come with the clip on adapter? I also want to buy DCR-250 from ebay but wait until ringgit appreciate.

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Anyway today i play with adobe photoshop cc a lil bit since there's no way to get the below composition in real life so have to tipu with photoshop

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Happy Moon Cake Festival - I hantam so many in the office (free) and the starbucks one (pic) also very nice.
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Looks like Canon delay SX50 successor in October instead of September

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http://thenewcamera.com/list-of-rumored-pr...n-october-2013/


I really wish it doesnt look like a DSLR or bridge camera, should have slimmer body like Sony NEX line or better without body like QX100


Imagine Superzoom like this :-

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Some accessories that can be used for all SX cameras
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Color of autumn by SX50

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Bon Jovi in Concert

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That stupid Canon Software has just frozen my Mac with Marvericks. So in the midst of searching the problem i found out that Marvericks is not yet supported.

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So i removed all that four canon softwares with cleanmymac and reboot, then i found out that Mac can detect SX50hs natively without any driver or software from canon. So good riddance!

Tested with iPhoto, PhotoShop CC & Lightroom 5, they all read the camera without any canon softwares:-

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So dont bother to install any canon driver / softwares if you buy any powershot camera cause your computer can read the camera just fine.




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SX50 Light Festival


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Happy Deepavalli தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துகள்


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Lets zoom something out of nothing


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SX50 landscape timelapse


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Hi, sorry hijack thread a bit smile.gif. Letting go my baby SX50 coz I rarely use it and kinda need money. Letting go cheap. Check out my thread here:
https://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?act=ST&f=226&t=3014224

cheers.
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QUOTE(chokia @ Oct 8 2013, 08:37 PM)
Noob question..
Are those pics edited?
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Some amateur photos, please comment.
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Noob question..
Are those pics edited?
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Here is how you could check.

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In flickr you click on the picture and click on the 4 dots to open scroll down menu. Click on the "View exif info"

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You can see all the info including what camera the picture was taken with and what software it was used to edit.



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Here is how you could check.

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In flickr you click on the picture and click on the 4 dots to open scroll down menu. Click on the "View exif info"

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Oh ok. Thanks.
The colors looks so surreal.
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Im amateur also, try play with curve and use smart sharpen in ps cc and your pix will pop.
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Im amateur also, try play with curve and use smart sharpen in ps cc and your pix will pop.
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Oh.. Means original pics won't look like that huh?
Needs a bit of ps magic...
I like it to look natural.. Hehe
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Oh.. Means original pics won't look like that huh?
Needs a bit of ps magic...
I like it to look natural.. Hehe
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There are a lot of pixel peepers in this forum, they themselves edit their photo before post it here regardless how good their camera is. Post Processing is part of photography, it's no camera competition but rather how creative one produces a photograph which include the composition, colour, dof, sharpness etc as one piece of art work.

Lol i cant believe i just said that.

Anyway SX50HS won Best Superzoom Camera Award of 2013

http://cameras.reviewed.com/features/2013-...r-camera-awards


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Gorgeous Composition by Paul S Wheeler

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QUOTE(chokia @ Nov 13 2013, 05:30 PM)
There are a lot of pixel peepers in this forum, they themselves edit their photo before post it here regardless how good their camera is. Post Processing is part of photography, it's no camera competition but rather how creative one produces a photograph which include the composition, colour, dof, sharpness etc as one piece of art work.

Lol i cant believe i just said that.

Anyway SX50HS won Best Superzoom Camera Award of 2013

http://cameras.reviewed.com/features/2013-...r-camera-awards
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Gorgeous Composition by Paul S Wheeler

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Great. I bought an award winner.
One step at a time. I'm learning bout manual shots... So ps editing not my priority now. Hehe
The more I look at those pics the more amateur I think I am.
Love the super zoom. Took a pic of a star last night.. Haha

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Love the super zoom. Took a pic of a star last night.. Haha
Dont forget to use Stellarium to know the location and name of the star and planet you're zooming

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Dont forget to use Stellarium to know the location and name of the star and planet you're zooming

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Why use stellarium ?? i personally use google maps(android) and it can show the location and the name of the stars in
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Why use stellarium ?? i personally use google maps(android) and it can show the location and the name of the stars in
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You mean google sky? not available for IOS too bad.


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You mean google sky? not available for IOS too bad.
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How about planets? not sure it's available for IOS or not,
but this app is amazing,not only it show the location of the planets/stars
but it also show the location of the milikyway,(which is really useful when photograph it ) icon_idea.gif
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Opps,Typo  tongue.gif
How about planets? not sure it's available for IOS or not,
but this app is amazing,not only it show the location of the planets/stars
but it also show the location of the milikyway,(which is really useful when photograph it ) icon_idea.gif
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Ok i found one for IOS

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Ive tested it shows exact location of the moon now. just that it cant augmented realitize the sky yet coz it doesnt use the iphone cam
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Orion Nebula at 1.4K light years from earth (no telescope, no filter, no stacking and blindly shot at 1 minute exposure)

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60 sec f/6.3 ISO 6400 146.3 mm (not even full zoom)

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Canon drag again revealing SX50 successor to January 2014 in CES

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Canon will be announcing new PowerShot cameras for CES as per usual.

Two cameras we’re told could be coming are a PowerShot SX60 HS, Canon’s big zoom range compact. We’re told the camera will take a bit of a “new direction”, though we weren’t told what. We’re also told that a redo of the PowerShot G1 X with an APS-C sensor could also be coming. Though the source says they haven’t heard much about the development for “some time now”.

I think it’s almost a guarantee we’ll see an SX50 HS replacement, I’m not sure the G1 X will get a direct replacement though.

CES could also be a good place for the new EOS M to make an appearance, but we can’t confirm that to be the case.

Remember too, that it’s the Consumer Electronics Show, we generally don’t see prosumer level gear getting announced.


Source : http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/11/powersh...014-in-january/

Since i already sold by S120's build-in starmode, 1080p 60fps video, BG Defocus, f1.8, 1/1.7" sensor, wifi and most importantly the size ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2DRAU9QBM4 ) , it will be a nice companion to compliment SX50.

Unless the "new direction" is integrating S120's features in SX60 or follow Sony's QX Lens-Camera or Nokia Lumia 1020 zoom direction?

Bring it On Canon. I just want a very significant direction that could smoke your competitor far behind. How about Digic6 1" sensor and 100X Optical zoom without looking like DSLR or bridge camera.?

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Jupiter last night


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more Jupiter & its moons and our moon handheld shot at dusk few days ago



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Hi Chokia

I actually found such enthusiasts in this forum on this particular camera.

I actually purchase this camera just last weekend for our short holidays. But then finally today as i was viewing the photo taken.

Cant see that the picture taken was as stunning as the one you have posted.

I actually use Auto most of the time, and i also found that my movie recorded from this camera, has slight flickering and also cracking along the movie taken.

Dont know if its normal? am using class 10 and also 4 sd card, both has the same effect on the movie shot taken.

Hope to hear from you soon, in sharing the experience.

Cheers
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post Dec 10 2013, 12:45 PM

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Tips given by photographer to me is just take many shots of the some subject. Then choose the best one. i believe they dont just simply display any photo they took especially if it is SOOC,

So there's no secret there.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=sx50hs&s=int
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post Dec 16 2013, 09:52 AM

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Bird bird

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post Dec 18 2013, 09:30 PM

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More concert videos shot with SX50! Click picture to play

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post Dec 20 2013, 04:01 PM

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Will the image blur if use the zoom at maximum?
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post Dec 20 2013, 06:52 PM

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Will the image blur if use the zoom at maximum?
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See for yourself

http://www.flickr.com/photos/birdman_of_beaverton/
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post Dec 23 2013, 09:47 AM

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Canon Patent - Powershot with 100X Optical Zoom

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Patent details

Description and self-interpretation of the patent literature

Patent Publication No. 2013-242430,2013-242431
Publication date 2013.12.5
Filing date 2012.5.21

Example 2
Zoom ratio 48.37
Focal length f = 4.30-13.30-208.00mm
Fno. 2.87-5.00-7.07
Half angle ω = 37.77-16.25-1.07 °
94.75-94.56-138.99mm overall length of the lens
BF 10.40-19.43-10.43mm
13 pieces of 10-group lens configuration
Two four-sided aspherical

Example 5
Zoom ratio 94.44
Focal length f = 3.60-14.51-340.00mm
Fno. 3.50-5.00-9.00
Half angle ω = 42.12-14.95-0.65 °
95.91-97.40-165.41mm overall length of the lens
BF 10.48-21.86-2.28mm
13 pieces of 10-group lens configuration
Three 5-sided aspherical

Source: http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-12-20

Ok please put 1" sensor in it, wifi, gps, 3" Touchscreen & EVF with 960k resolution on both, star mode software and rechargeable without removing battery.

Wow 100X optical x 4 digital, Jupiter shot will look like the moon.

Make it happen Canon!

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post Dec 23 2013, 12:36 PM

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Canon Patent - Powershot with 100X Optical Zoom
Source: http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-12-20

Ok please put 1" sensor in it, wifi, gps, 3" Touchscreen & EVF with 960k resolution on both, star mode software and rechargeable without removing battery.

Wow 100X optical x 4 digital, Jupiter shot will look like the moon.

Make it happen Canon!
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I don't see any problem on that except the sensor,1 inch will result in 2.5 crop mode and
it need a bigger lens in order to maintain that 100x zoom
but i do like them to put a manual zoom style lens biggrin.gif
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post Dec 24 2013, 07:58 AM

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Canon Europe issues Safety Advisory for Zinc bis content on new SX50's viewfinder batch (produced between 1 September and 15 November 2013) that may cause skin allergy.

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FAQ: Important announcement regarding PowerShot SX50 HS
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It has been confirmed that the rubber section of the viewfinder on a limited number of units of the PowerShot SX50 HS compact digital camera may change color (turn white) after a short period of time.

The rubber section of the viewfinder on a limited number of PowerShot SX50 HS digital compact cameras produced between 1 September and 15 November 2013 may turn white after a short period of time. After investigation and analysis with the rubber manufacturer, we have determined that zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate) is the substance that causes the rubber surfaces to turn white (see surfaces in image below).

The amount of this substance that has been detected on any individual unit is minimal but in rare cases, depending on individual sensitivity, contact with this substance may cause an allergic skin reaction.

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PowerShot SX50 HS viewfinder rubber
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Affected Products

Only a limited number of units of the PowerShot SX50 HS compact digital camera that were produced between 1 September and 15 November 2013 are affected by this phenomenon.

The serial number of any unit can be used to check whether an individual camera is potentially affected by this phenomenon – see the base of the camera.

This phenomenon may occur in cameras of which the first and second digits from the left in the serial number are “69”, “70”, or “71” and the sixth digit of the serial number is “1”.
(Example serial numbers of cameras that may be affected)
“69xxx1xxxxxx”, “70xxx1xxxxxx”, “71xxx1xxxxxx” (‘x’ can be any number)

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PowerShot SX50 HS serial number
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About Zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate):

Zinc bis is not used in the production of this product. However, the quantity of rubber accelerator used in the affected production lots was slightly higher than usual. As a result the rubber section of the viewfinder may turn white due to a chemical reaction with the rubber accelerator and other substances. High temperature and high humidity may contribute to this condition. Zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate), which becomes deposited on the rubber surface, is created as a result of this chemical reaction.

About any possible reaction:

Although only a minimal amount of zinc bis (N,N’-dimethyldithiocarbamate) can be detected on any one single unit, when this substance is in contact with the skin, in rare cases and depending on one’s health and physical conditions, allergic skin reactions may develop. In addition, if eyes are rubbed with hands adhered with this substance, symptoms such as red eyes may develop.

As a precautionary measure, thoroughly wash your hands with water if they have come in contact with rubber parts that have turned white.

Allergic skin reactions:

In the event that the substance in question is absorbed into the body through skin contact, it may invoke a sensitization response. An allergic skin reaction may be induced as a result of sensitization when the skin has been in contact with the foreign substance. Please note that the occurrence of an allergic skin reaction on contact with this substance depends on length and type of contact with the substance, individual health and physical conditions, and individual skin sensitivity. Not everyone will be affected by allergic symptoms and the severity of any such allergic reaction will depend entirely on the individual.

If medical symptoms develop, please consult your physician.

Solution:

We will provide a free repair service for all cameras identifed as having been affected by this phenomenon. This free repair service will begin on 13 January 2014.

If your product is one of those identified as potentially affected by this phenomenon, you are kindly requested to contact one of our authorised service facilities.

If you have any further enquiries please contact us using the e-mail support or telephone support option.

We offer our sincere apologies to customers who have been inconvenienced by this. Canon strives to provide the highest quality products to our customers, and we spare no effort in our quality management to make sure our customers use our products with confidence. We hope our efforts will earn your understanding.


Source : http://www.canon-europe.com/Support/Consum...tcm:13-1119442#


Mine the serial number starts from 59xxx1xxxxxx so not affected, pls check yours and get it change.
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post Dec 30 2013, 12:00 AM

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While i was busy participating the Moonlanding Hoax thread in RWI section, someone has captured some kind of "landing" with his SX50. Moon doesn't have atmosphere to create any form of burning entrance or explosion, so left everyone clueless what they are. (He should've zoomed 200X in fullHD instead.)



Imagine SX50 successor with 100X optical x 4X digital = 400X, anyone can see what's going on the lunar surface live yet find the landing sites and debunk any claim of hoaxes SOOC.
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post Jan 9 2014, 08:56 AM

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Samseng so kiasu introduced superzoomer at CES2014 which look like Canon IDX

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Im still waiting for canon sx60 HSor even sx100 HS, it seems these two are a no show at CES2014 as predicted.

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post Jan 11 2014, 03:18 AM

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Kodak AZ651 is world first company to announce 65X optical zoom, however Kodak was also first to announce Kodak SZ251 – 52X Zoom but that never went to sale, Kodak AZ651 features 24 mm wide-angle lens, 1080p HD Video; 3.0” articulating LCD; OIS and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The AZ651 is scheduled to go on sale in spring 2014.
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post Jan 12 2014, 11:31 PM

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Yeah Canon should just scrap SX60HS and straight away go for SX100 HS

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Attached Image We’re told to expect a replacement to the PowerShot SX50 HS in the spring for an early summer launch. Apparently this camera sells better in the spring and summer than it does in the winter.

We’ve seen a patent for a 100x zoom lens for a compact camera, perhaps we’ll see such a lens in the new big zoom PowerShot camera.


http://www.canonrumors.com/2014/01/canon-p...the-spring-cr2/
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post Jan 14 2014, 09:37 AM

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Time to shoot Jupiter, it rises as early as 7PM in the northeastern sky



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post Jan 21 2014, 01:58 PM

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Hi any idea of how much and also brand required if we want to get a UV lence, lence hood, and also the direct power supply for this sx 50.

cheers
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post Jan 23 2014, 08:41 AM

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QUOTE(WTF! @ Jan 21 2014, 01:58 PM)
Hi any idea of how much and also brand required if we want to get a UV lence, lence hood, and also the direct power supply for this sx 50.

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Accessories

http://www.ebay.com.my/sch/i.html?_from=R4...=sx50+accessory


ACK DC50 is around RM273 (ori) but generic one from China only RM40

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post Jan 27 2014, 11:30 AM

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which one would you be recommending, was thinking to invest in one, since our type of battery may go obsolete later, then rendering the camera useless, apart from those rechargeable AA, type.

Hmm actually dont have e bay account, and did not buy any from online before also.

Cheers

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which one would you be recommending, was thinking to invest in one, since our type of battery may go obsolete later, then rendering the camera useless, apart from those rechargeable AA, type.

Hmm actually dont have e bay account, and did not buy any from online before also.

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Ebay account is easily created, do it if you are getting more stuffs in the future. I would recommend, for UV filters, try get this brand from Hongkong or China, the brand is NICNA, its multi-coated, be careful coz a lot of them are plain glass! How to differentiate? Multi-coated glass gives a greenish tinge when hold at a certain angle against light while the plain glass has no tinge.

And there appears to be 2 filter size available to the sx50, a 58mm and a 67mm (use adapter). Why 2 you may ask. Some said the 58mm will yield vignetting (blackening of corners) at the widest end while the 67mm will have none. Frankly, I didn't use any. I always recap it everytime after use.

Just get any generic hood that works will do just fine.

As for after-market batteries, I have found that the brand "DSTE" from either Hongkong / China is very good and doesn't cost a bomb!

For direct power supply, no idea though because I haven't tried any yet.

Hope that helps.

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cheers it really help, but the problem is getting it would be the issue.

Just new in this type of camera, us to just own a minolta XG, great camera, but battery cannot get or expensive.

Some one point me to 1U canon shop, dont know how much would it cost.

Tks

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cheers it really help, but the problem is getting it would be the issue.

Just new in this type of camera, us to just own a minolta XG, great camera, but battery cannot get or expensive.

Some one point me to 1U canon shop, dont know how much would it cost.

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Yes, you might get what you are looking for in Canon shop but I am pretty sure they will cost a bomb ha ha..! Anyway, why not? That's the fastest route.
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True also, it may cost a bomb, before getting bomb from them, can i know what is the price that you got for the uv lense and also the hood.

At least a guideline of not being slather, just like that.
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QUOTE(WTF! @ Jan 29 2014, 09:20 AM)
True also, it may cost a bomb, before getting bomb from them, can i know what is the price that you got for the uv lense and also the hood.

At least a guideline of not being slather, just like that.
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I didn't use any UV filter on my sx50 for now but might get one soon, The Nicna 58mm UV pro1-d is less than RM35 free postage from HK as I found out from eBay. I had bought a few NICNA brand UV filter s like 2x49mm for Pana 20/1.7 & 14/2.5 and 37mm for Oly 14-42.
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Found one pro1-D slim multi coated 58mm mc uv lens, dont know if its the same as what you have describe.

If not mistaken if we were to proceed with the filter we need to add:

1. Filter adaptor
2. 58mm lense cover

Lense hood it is worth to invest in one too.

If so can you help to place an order for me too?
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post Feb 7 2014, 03:50 PM

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Nikon release 3 zoomers today

P600 - 60x
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http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/02/07/ni...g-on-zoom-range

Still 2012 specs, Nothing innovative IMO still 1/2.3", no GPS, 120x digital zoom (how to make Jupiter / Saturn video with 120x )

P530 - 41.7X - nothing special too

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S9700- 30x
The S9700 on the other hand is the opposite. With small body it reach 30x zoom, built in wifi, gps & slowmotion video .

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I wish in the future all superzoomer will be compact like this.

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Amazing Timelapse by Nicki Hermosilla



Click full HD 1080p

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Published on Feb 4, 2014
My first time lapse video! Used a canon SX50HS with a remote timer and Final Cut Pro X for editing. The camera has CHDK installed


Impressive for a first timer.
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I just shot this timelapse (select 720p)



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post Feb 10 2014, 05:33 PM

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It was rumored 7 months ago that sony will replace its HX300 50x zoom to 70X optical zoom, but news today says 63X

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post Feb 18 2014, 06:10 PM

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Interesting comparison of world current top superzoomers (which nothing to drool for)

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Nikon P600 and Sony H400, both announced approx at the same timeline, the Nikon P600 features 60X optical zoom and Sony H400 features 63X optical zoom, but don’t jump to a conclusion yet… take a look at the details below before buying your next megazoom camera.

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It’s look like Sony was eager to break all megazoom records without putting a bit attention on core specification of the camera (however you pay approx $180 less than Nikon P600), the Sony H400 packed with a 63X Megazoom lens and a CCD sensor with limited ISO range and only 0.71 fps continuous shooting speed.

Nikon on the other features CMOS sensor, 60X optical zoom and more ISO range, hence you will get sharper and cleaner images compared to Sony H400.

Nikon P600 records also full HD video at 60fps and Sony H400 is limited to HD video recording with 30fps frame rate (only).

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The display unit of Nikon is vari-angle, so you get excellent flexibility while composing your images.

The Nikon P600 features smaller size, less weight and comes with longer battery life compared to Sony H400.

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Verdict: We highly recommend you to buy Nikon P600  since it gives you 16 MP CMOS sensor, 60x Nikkor Zoom (only 3X less than Sony H400), more ISO range, fast continuous shooting speed and Full HD video recording with flexible display unit.


Source: http://thenewcamera.com/nikon-p600-vs-sony-h400/
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Canon Recalls to Repair 14,000 PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Cameras

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The PowerShot SX50 HS is a black compact digital camera. The words “PowerShot SX50 HS” are printed on the top of the camera.  The affected cameras have serial numbers beginning with “69”, “70” or “71” and have “1” as the sixth digit of the serial number.  The serial number is on the side or bottom of the camera housing.



http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Canon-...igital-Cameras/
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I want to sell my Canon SX50 HS.

Excellent condition like New. Use less than a year, the reason of letting go is because i want to upgrade to EOS for advance experience smile.gif

Package come with:-
1. CANON PowerShot SX50 HS
2. 8GB SD Card
3. Camera Case
4. Screen Protector


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From a new source (thanks) comes the rumor that Canon will soon release the successor of the popular Powershot SX50 HS IS, the Canon Powershot SX60 HS IS. The announcement is expected before summer 2014, possibly in the next two months .

There are some new tidbits on the specification front. The Canon Powershot SX60 HS is said to have a 15MP sensor, and to get faster on the wide end. While the SX50 has a maximum aperture of f/3.4, the Sx60 HS is rumored to have f/2.8. The SX60 HS is also said to be wider, 20-1200 in 35mm equivalent instead of the current 24-1200. That would be a 60x zoom, and it fits with the naming scheme: the SX50 had a 50x zoom, so it sounds plausible the SX60 might have a 60x zoom. Finally, there should be improvements for the auto-focus (which is already pretty quick on the SX50).

That’s all I have for the time being. Stay tuned for more.


Source: http://www.canonwatch.com/canon-powershot-sx60-hs-coming/


Why dont come up with 100X zoom straight away. Too late already

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