Canon PowerShot SX 60 IS 100x Zoom Mentioned Again [CR1]

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<p>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.</p>
<p>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!</p>
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PicaPica

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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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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.
 

Orangutan

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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.
 

K13X5C

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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.
 

LookingThroughMyLens81

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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.
 

Lee Jay

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PicaPica said:
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.

1200mm%20comparison.jpg
 

Lee Jay

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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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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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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.
 

Rienzphotoz

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I'd get it for those occasions when I want to spot a distant bird ... and for the fun of having a 2000mm fov.
 

Stig

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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?

thank you
 

Lee Jay

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Stig said:
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?

thank you

Look a few posts up.
 

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Lee Jay said:
PicaPica said:
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.

1200mm%20comparison.jpg

A T2i has a 1.6 crop factor so a 100-400L @400mm will get you to 1.6 x 400 = 640mm.
Combine that with the 1.4x TCIII and you get 640 x 1.4 = 896mm
No where near 1200mm so these 2 photos cant both be 100% crops @1200mm equivalent
You need another 1.4 extender to get to 1200mm with the T2i
 
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100 said:
Lee Jay said:
PicaPica said:
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.

1200mm%20comparison.jpg

A T2i has a 1.6 crop factor so a 100-400L @400mm will get you to 1.6 x 400 = 640mm.
Combine that with the 1.4x TCIII and you get 640 x 1.4 = 896mm
No where nearer 1200mm so these 2 photos cant both be 100% crops @1200mm equivalent
You need another 1.4 extender to get to 1200mm with the T2i

Ithink that's one of the reasons he posted the pics. Price per IQ is too good for the sx50. On the other hand, if IQ and AF speed is very good, (maybe put in the 70d AF tech, then it's compelling to have such a long zoom.
 

K13X5C

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For those considering a SX60, and assuming it is mild upgrade from the SX50, (what else would Canon do ?) you may want to take a look at the links below. They are what convinced me to give the SX50 a try and I'm glad I did. Canon really did a good job with it. Even without the 100X zoom the 50X, 24-1200mm, is very useful. If I'm shooting outside it goes with me, whether I have a DSLR along or not.

If you want a bargain, the SX50 is now $319 at Amazon, the list price is 429 and was selling for no less than 399 up until a few months ago. It is #4 at Amazon in their point & shoot digital camera sales. I'd expect the SX60 to sell at something very close to 430 for a while, or more.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/cameras/canon_sx_50_review.shtml

http://stokesbirdingblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/red-shouldered-hawk-canon-sx-50-up-close.html

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2082775@N20/pool/?view=md
SX50 Flickr group
 

Stig

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Lee Jay said:
Stig said:
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?

thank you

Look a few posts up.

yes, I have seen that, thank you,

however, as somebody already pointed out, 400*1,4*1,6 is not 1200, also, I think at this point we are talking about an MF only combo, with crop sensor at who knows what ISO (its f11 and 1/1000s)...

but I also understand that I asked about a camera, that is in the rumor stage, so never mind ;)

basically though, for a moment it seemed here, that there is no reason for a big white lens (or, to be honest, for me to buy the Tamron 150-600 for my 6D), when you can have 2000mm with IS and AF in pocket size, and that just doesn't sound right, or?

so what is it (and again, I'm sorry if its a stupid question, but I don't know much about superzooms) that's the trade off, slow AF, ISO...?
And if so, than in good light, with stationary subjects... will the SX beat the cropped picture from an FF DSLR with a 600mm lens, or are the small lenses and small sensors not that good?
 
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