Having come from a SLR and Dslr background, this camera I believe will be a first model in the dominance of DSLRs in the enthusiast/pro sector.
It is amazingly fast, sharp, bright and versatile.
Just allow a lot of time to adjust to the menu system and controls.
I am an operator in a power station, and this system has left me scratching my head on more than one occasion.
I think the flexibility of the control system can be a little daunting.
If using the battery grip, you must remove it each time you want to charge the battery in the camera.
1 battery goes in the grip, one remains in the body of the camera.
Not ideal, however the camera can be set to always use the battery in the grip first.
I bought this so I can take heaps of photos and videos in 2D and 3D.
I was waiting for the Nikon Coolpix P340 but went into the store and asked about other options. My criteria included wi-fi, RAW and manual mode. For a little extra cost and a heavier camera I have the Canon PowerShot G16 which I am enjoying. I'd happily recommend this camera to anyone wanting a compact with RAW. the wi-fi works well and I like that with my iPhone I can add geotag data to the metadata of the RAW image. I just have to remember to have the location tracking on when I'm capturing images.
Short battery life. Very hard to set up. Not for professional use
This Camera is awesome, I got some really great photo's the first time I used it. I was amazed at how simple this camera was to use for the first time. I would definitely recommend this Camera for a Beginning photographer
I bought this camera and accessories on advise from a travel adviser. Not having anyone local to help me (I live in country WA Geraldton) I am having great difficulty following the instructions in the online tutorials. I can take a photo and use the magnifying things but so far all the technical things elude me. Wish there was a book on Canon SX50HS for Dummies. Hopefully I will be able to operate the thing before we take off on our European holiday 19th June.
This is the perfect camera for the serious photographer who has limited finance. As such it is a cheaper alternative to the 5D Mark III and gives comparable results. It is easy use and a great improvement on my former camera, the 50D. So far I have yet to find any down side to the 6D and recommend it to for professional as well as amateur use.
Great service in store at Highpoint, answering all my questions and helping me to choose the camera that would suit me. It is easy to use and online manual is extremely helpful. Love the zoom and clarity of shots. Thanks a million Ted's. xx
The new 14-42mm power zoom is so compact it makes this camera feel more like a compact than an interchangeable lens camera.The image stabiliser is very effective especially in low light.The built in flash is also a great feature. The battery life is also excellent 5 days in Japan and no recharge necessary.this camera is the perfect travel companion.
Ideal for the photographer who wants SLR features at a low price, with a great zoom.
Obviously picture quality not as good as a full frame SLR, but is better than a compact compact, and the viewfinder very useful in very sunny situations.
Great features, which can take some mastering, but are easy to use for a photographer who has used a full SLR before.
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