12-02-2014 10:17 PM
The Canon sx 50 hs is an amazing little camera with great zoom capability and clarity. I have had it a little over 1 year. The new sx 60 hs has a few new features that I love...the wider angle lens, and the create custom effects. However, the stability of the camera is very shaky when zooming out. I am questioning the value of upgrading from the 50 to 60.
My shots are more abstract....zooming in on structures, eyes, etc. I can take photos from my car with the 50 but not sure that would be possible with the 60. I appreciate any input....or, is there another canon with the long zoom lilke by 50 with a few of the 60's features.
Thanks so much for your input,
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12-08-2014 09:05 AM
I had a SX50 HS and recently bought a SX60 HS. I haven't really had any problems and the image stabilization works great. If you plan on shooting with the tele maxed out at 260x you would probably be better off using a tripod or rather than using digital zoom shooting using 50 or 65x optical zoom and use your software for digital zooming.
Another option might be only using the SX50 equivelent zooming when shooting handheld as the stabilization appears to be just as good or better than on the SX50.
12-08-2014 02:46 PM
That is an aweful lot of zoom range to try and hold steady. The longer the focal length, the greater the shake will be, and the more a tripod or monopod is needed. Even long zooms for DSLR's have a difficult time with camera shake at the very long end of the zoom if not supported with a tripod. Any slight movement of your hand is greatly magnified at the long range and getting a steady shot can be near impossible. I would set up on a tripod and start to zoom in on the subject, then make adjustments to keep the subject centered in the view, then once you have the composition the way you want, zoom in the rest of the way. Then set a delay of at least two seconds for the shutter when you do take the shot. A remote trigger would be even better to avoid any possible camera shake.