07-30-2018 04:30 AM
Hi newsense52, I have joined forum to thank you for the info re. focusing issue SX60, your information was very useful as I was thinking of ditching this new camera as it would not focus at all using small amount of zoom, when using in dull, overcast weather. Obviously living in the UK I would never get to use it due to that being order of the day for our weather. Just a small point if you forgive me, but I thought the small wheel to left of viewfinder was a dioptre adjustment, maybe I misunderstood you. Anyway, many many thanks for helping me, Don
07-31-2018 05:38 PM
The small wheel IMMEDIATELY to the right of the viewfinder is the diopter adjustment.
I disagree with the statement that the SX60HS is a "point and shoot camera": it is a bridge camera which is a compromise between the small sensor of a P&S and the controls of a DSLR with a super zoom. Perhaps the P&S comment was meant for the sensor alone? I don't know...
I use a lot of DSLRs and I also have a SX60HS and find no problem in any mode that I have tried when conditions are appropriate. ( I do not use the camera on manual focus.) The issue is that because it has a small sensor it performs best when there is a lot of light and contrast and less so in less favourable conditions. As has been pointed out a grey day may not be its forte!
It may be that a different camera might be a better choice for your conditions and needs. If weight is the issue then perhaps the EOS M5 or M50, of even (if you want to out of the Canon brand) a micro 4/3 unit. Still none of them has the lens reach of the superzoom.
07-31-2018 10:58 PM
08-01-2018 05:43 PM
I have found that when focusing in Av then I often get a small yellow box I think that I need to refocus but then it goes when I switch to Auto
Have you read the manual on this... it is well explained there.