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Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 29, 2014, 05:22:22 PM »

We continue to receive little bits of information about the upcoming Canon PowerShot SX60 IS. We should be seeing this highly popular superzoom some time in the spring.


The latest we’ve heard is the camera will have a 100x zoom and will have a focal length range of 20-2000mm. This goes along with what most sources have previously said. I’d get one just for the fun of 2000mm!


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Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« on: March 29, 2014, 05:22:22 PM »

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 05:58:08 PM »
you think the 2000mm will be worth it?

what i have seen from extrem superzooms so far it´s maybe fun for a day.

i had a fuji superzoom bridge and it looked just bad at the long end.


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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2014, 06:12:33 PM »
It will be good for UFOs or is that dust on the lens  :)

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2014, 06:16:40 PM »
I bought a SX50, and it was very good, but I had trouble with the small buttons, and the zoom moved much too fast.  hopefully, it will have a touch screen and two speed zoom.
 
 

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2014, 06:41:27 PM »
It will be good for UFOs or is that dust on the lens  :)

Same thing, right?  Also works for distant Blobsquatch sightings.


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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2014, 06:43:46 PM »
Seriously, though: if the IQ, handling and performance are reasonable for the price, I might get one.  This is about as close as I'm going to get to a 1DX+600II+2x tele.


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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2014, 07:04:41 PM »
I have the SX50 and can say that an extended focal range, beyond the 24-1200, 50X optical zoom of the SX50, is not one of the improvements that the SX50 replacement needs, as I see it.
What it is does need is a wider maximum aperture, a cleaner button layout and ideally a larger sensor. I'm not holding my breath for the larger sensor, but surely a bit wider aperture is doable, as f/3.4 on a tiny sensor is quite limiting. It does a great job when scouting local locations because the zoom can pull in good detail from quite a distance and saves me a lot of walking time, but in low light situations, indoors at night for example, it's a tough go. Granted it is a point and shoot camera that is optimized for outdoors, and it is very good at that, and very few P&S are really good indoors, but a little more attention to low-light situations would expand it's uses nicely. It doesn't have to cut into the S120 territory to be more useful.
The SX50 button layout on the back is frustrating for those with larger hands, and older hands. I've missed shots because the wrong button was accidently brushed against and activated at just the wrong moment. I have DSLRs and other P&Ss and don't have that problem, it's just the SX50.

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2014, 07:04:41 PM »

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2014, 07:54:21 PM »
I'd go for a Powershot SX60 if it was beefy and built like the old Sony R1 and the Fuji HS bridge cameras. The Canon design is just too small and unsteady in my hands with it's tiny zoom lens. I can hold a regular DSLR just fine but not one of those SX-series cameras since they don't have the heft and bulk.

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2014, 08:52:05 PM »
i had a fuji superzoom bridge and it looked just bad at the long end.

Check this out.  This is a T2i+100-400L+1.4xTC III versus an SX50.  These are 100% crops from more than 800 meters away.

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2014, 09:21:02 PM »
I'm interested in this camera as a lower-cost, wider focal-length range camcorder with an EVF.  Camcorders tend to have wide focal length ranges OR EVFs, but not both, and the ones with EVFs start at around twice the likely price of this camera.

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2014, 10:09:29 PM »
I must say, that's a pretty good result from the T2i.

I'm really looking forward to getting an SX60HS, having something so compact with such a diverse focal length range is going to be fantastic.
I'm a fanatic for value/cost ratios, and this thing has it out the wazoo (if it actually performs as we expect, it's still entirely possible that the last 1,000mm of focal length is going to be there just for marketing).
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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2014, 11:40:05 PM »
I have the SX50HS and it has quite surprising IQ.  If the SX60 has comparable IQ it is definitely a camera I would have my eye on.  It would be very interesting to see what the min and max apertures are.
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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2014, 11:52:33 PM »
I'd get it for those occasions when I want to spot a distant bird ... and for the fun of having a 2000mm fov.
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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2014, 02:31:11 AM »
Looks like a fun camera to have for paparazzi.
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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2014, 04:17:41 AM »
ok, 2000mm got my attention, but I don't know much about these cameras... so, a question to someone who does...

how would a picture from SX60 at 2000mm compare to lets say 6D + lets say Tamron 150-600 at 600mm, cropped to the same frame?

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Re: Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2014, 04:17:41 AM »