Its possible, but the SX50 already has a large body and the lens is a large diameter and pretty long.I must admit this is pretty impressive for a 1200mm P&S
Impressive!!!I must admit this is pretty impressive for a 1200mm P&S
That's got to be the understatement of the year......
This is making me re-think my strategy for a hiking camera.... I have been avoiding P/S cameras because they quality just was not there.. things appear to have changed!
I had to spend some time in LR4 to make it look like that . However, I think that I will never own a proper
Now I'm curious, if it is possible to make a 1200mm zoom P&S with a little larger sensor, like the one in G15. How big could it be? That would be something really cool, even if it had no wide angle, like 12x 100-1200mm eqv. dedicated super-tele-zoom.
I think you know this, but it is not a 1200mm lens, it has a 4.3-215mm lens, so the crop factor is 5.58.
The G15 has a crop factor of 4.5, so the lens would need to be about 267mm which would make it longer and bigger in diameter. The body would have to get bigger than the SX50 because of the lens size. The length and diameter are determined by the 267mm focal length and the f/6.3 aperture. Its a size versus focal length compromise.
Yes, I'm aware of that and I don't mind if it had a Rebel-size body with built-in 55-250mm or even 70-300mm caliber optics.
The trend is toward smaller sized bodies, I'd doubt if they make a bigger P&S, but email Canon with your wish.
Well, it is smaller than the real 1200mm lens, much smaller ... and less expensive