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Old 23rd February 2010, 23:09   #3796
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I heard but I have not seen or used it. I have seen and used the 500D. Kya karun not all of us are furtunate!

BTW what does the 550 have that the 500 does not? Anything significant?
Well, some of the new/better features in the 550D

18mp CMOS (same as 7D)
63-zone metering (35 zone in 500D)
1080p @30fps (jittery 1080@20fps in 500D)
Exposure compensation +/- 5EV (+/- 2EV in 500D)
ISO 6400 as standard (only available as expanded iso in 500D)
SDXC compatible (now you can use those expensive 64GB cards)
Slightly better LCD and burst rate.
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Old 24th February 2010, 09:40   #3797
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Thanks a ton, for sharing this information.
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Old 24th February 2010, 11:09   #3798
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Well, some of the new/better features in the 550D

18mp CMOS (same as 7D)
63-zone metering (35 zone in 500D)
1080p @30fps (jittery 1080@20fps in 500D)
Exposure compensation +/- 5EV (+/- 2EV in 500D)
ISO 6400 as standard (only available as expanded iso in 500D)
SDXC compatible (now you can use those expensive 64GB cards)
Slightly better LCD and burst rate.
Thanks Robin,
None of these changes, however, will really change the handling of the camera.

Rdura, is a Exposure Compesation of +/-5 EV really nesscary? I have never needed more than +/-2 EV, then again havving not tried +3 or -3 EV I'd never know.
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Old 2nd March 2010, 00:48   #3799
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Guys, any pointers on where I can buy 46mm filter for my FZ35 in Bangalore. All the places I have asked had filters starting from 52mm onwards. I am looking for a UV filter.
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Old 4th March 2010, 00:00   #3800
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Nikon has released the Coolpix L110 camera. There are just some minor upgrades to the previous L100. At approx 15,000 bucks, is it a good buy?
http://www.nikon.co.in/productitem.p...367-58b7d29958
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Nikon has released the Coolpix L110 camera. There are just some minor upgrades to the previous L100. At approx 15,000 bucks, is it a good buy?
http://www.nikon.co.in/productitem.p...367-58b7d29958
I was using the L100 and got very bored as it did not allow me to edit any settings not even the ISO.

Looking at the tech specs of L110, I still see there is no manual mode but at least it allows you to choose the ISO.

If you're looking at a "point-n-shoot" with a decent zoom, this should be for you. If you're one looking for some creativity and would like to tweak the way you shoot, look elsewhere.

EDIT: Red L110 looks hot

Some other options

1. Fujifilm F70 EXR
2. Canon SX120 IS
3. Sony Cybershot DSC H20
4. If you can stretch to 18.5K, get the Panasonic Lumix FZ35. (Grey Market price)

All of the above cameras have very good auto modes as well as manual modes that give you lot of options to explore.

Good luck

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Old 4th March 2010, 22:50   #3802
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Thanks for the advice para_7k! The H20 has 10X zoom while others have 15X. And it's also priced on a higher side. I am looking for something below 15k. There are also a new range of Fuji super zoom cameras priced in my budget. Will have a look at those also.
The Panny FX35 no doubt is the best mega-zoom camera but I'll have to wait for some months for the price to come down to 15k.
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Thanks for the advice para_7k! The H20 has 10X zoom while others have 15X. And it's also priced on a higher side. I am looking for something below 15k. There are also a new range of Fuji super zoom cameras priced in my budget. Will have a look at those also.
The Panny FX35 no doubt is the best mega-zoom camera but I'll have to wait for some months for the price to come down to 15k.
Among the ones I listed, only Panasonic has 18x. All others have only 10x.

I guess you're talking about the Fujifilm S2000 HD. It offers HD video and also gives you full manual control.

One of the users told me that it does not produce the best pictures in Auto mode and it requires some user input to get the best out of it.

It is really a good VFM for 13k.
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Old 6th March 2010, 10:29   #3804
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Guy's I have one more choice, which is Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

One of my cosine is very much in to the world of photography and he suggested me this option. I will buy camera soon now as I am planing a Leh trip in June first week.

Please give me your comments on this camera as, I value this threads view much higher then anything else.
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Guy's I have one more choice, which is Canon PowerShot SX20 IS

One of my cosine is very much in to the world of photography and he suggested me this option. I will buy camera soon now as I am planing a Leh trip in June first week.

Please give me your comments on this camera as, I value this threads view much higher then anything else.
This is a good camera. Other than RAW mode for patient shooters, it has almost all the bells and whistles of a bridge camera.

At what price are you getting it ? The price in Chennai with Canon's warranty is about 29K. I feel that it is overpriced.

If you get it at around 22k (probably grey market) , it will be a great VFM
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rjvora- I have the SX20IS & I am very happy with the results

Yes the price is very high in India, I got it for around 18k($369) from Amazon, US.
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Thank you very much for the positive response. Only thing I am thinking now is the cost and its variation. Today the cost of dollar is around 46, it means camera should be somewhere around 17K (369$) and what offer I have got is Rs. 27K.

Let me check the grey market.
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Sony has released new camcorders and I was looking for the SONY Flash drive Camcorder DCR SX44. I believe first time SONY is giving the SD card support additional to Duo Pro. Have any one got it, how is the performance and quality.
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Old 10th March 2010, 16:26   #3809
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if anybody else is as eager as I am to see the fuji HS10
Vivek, I wasn't but I am now after seeing the camera details and features on the website & brochure.

@ All and experts: I was waiting to buy the Canon EOS 500D within a month or two as my Olympus E-20 [fixed lens SLR] is now very old and 5.2megs seem outdated. Just heard last week that the Canon EOS 550D is announced, so I want to wait a while to see the differences and also if I'm not going to head for the 550D, I can wait for the 550D's price to reduce a few Ks.

Meanwhile, I'd got attracted by an ad I saw last weekend in Chennai, for a Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD available for Rs. 13,999/-. Read a lot of reviews & saw review videos where everyone seems to claim its just ok and that the 2000HD doesn't quite produce brilliant images or videos. Being quite cheap, I looked around for bridge cameras around that range, then got attracted by Canon SX20 IS where someone in the forum [bangalore specifically] wrote he got it for 22500 [can u see my initial interest being stretched to 22+k already?]..

Now the latest reference I got from the pages here is Fujifulm FinePix HS10. Gathered quite some over yest night and from initial information, I think it's a great package for $499.00, though I'm sure when it retails here, it should be close to 30K or more..

Does anyone here know when FinePix HS10 might retail in India?? Is it worth waiting for or do the Canon SX20 IS and Sony HX1 perform equally well? I'm very interested in the full HD video recording the HS10 is capable of, so I don't have to immediately buy a standalone HD video camera..

I'm just trying to get the opinion of the optics experts here.. Thanks.
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Did you know that Boeing makes cameras?
Here is a story: Boeing announces compact, energy-efficient 3D camera
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