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Wed Feb 22 00:00:00 MST 2012sailorbev Rating:2.0
I used the camera three times for a period of no longer than half an hour of underwater use. And I did turn it off when not in use. Each time I had to install 2 new batteries...total of 6 for not even 1 1/2 hours use. Not worth the hastle!
Fri Dec 09 00:00:00 MST 2011lynguini7 Rating:5.0
Mom needed a new camera so I decided to get her one like mine because it would be easier to teach her with one that I have been using. I love this camera, I have had an Kodak easy share for 2-3 years and have had no problems and get great pics.
Tue Nov 27 00:00:00 MST 2012bcb1976 Rating:5.0
I work in a environment were you have to take lots of photos and this camera has not failed me yet. This is my second camera like this from PENTAX to order. May also look for the WG-2 16 MP with or with out GPS tagging... Pentax makes some really nice cameras!!
Thu Jan 05 00:00:00 MST 2012vanness55 Rating:5.0
I was going on a 7 day cruise & did not have a camera that took good pictures, it was only 2 weeks before we left for our cruise when I ordered this camera, so I was taking a chance ordering this camera so close to the day we were to leave for the cruise but, to my delight I was not disappointed. We went to Jamaca, Grand Cayman, & Cozamel, the memories this camera caught for me are priceless. Not only was it a fantastic cruise it was my 24 year old sons first cruise & having the pictures of all the enjoyment we had, again is priceless.
Wed Dec 28 00:00:00 MST 2011zenw Rating:4.0
Pictures from the camera in 2-D are very disappointing, but those in 3-d, both the actual 3-D seen on the camera screen, the MPO files separated and put into anaglyph mode with a great free program like stphmkre, and the jpgs created at the same time are really very nice and far better than I had expected... in clarity, sharpness, detail, and color. I like the camera better than I had thought I would. A tip in making anaglyph pictures for use with the red/green lens glasses is to make them black and white. The 3-D effects are much better with no ghosting.
Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 MDT 2011tlynn721 Rating:1.0
I had an FE-330 a couple of years ago and thought this would be an upgrade. First, the company sent the wrong memory card. It was easily replaced and I was happy that everything arrived in time for my birthday party. Then I started trying to take pictures. Almost every one of them came out horribly blurry. 2 of the pictures are so blurry that you can't make out anyone's face. I returned the camera and am going back to my previous brand.
Thu Aug 14 00:00:00 MDT 2014rayleslie Rating:4.0
I do not have the $$ for the Camera I would want yet, but I wanted something with a long lens to compliment my 40mp Lumia 1020 cell phone. Decided this might be the answer and took the chance. It performs very well with great lossless optical zoom up to 46x (the lens to do this on a DSLR would be more expensive than this camera was). It takes great pictures at all ranges. But it is a compromise, at $** VS $** to $** for a fully functional DSLR. You'd expect that, here's what I miss. 1.) Manual Focus. (But the Auto does a great job most of the time) 2.) Image Stabilization at long zoom (I use a tripod, most of these are not action shots) 3.) Remote Shutter Release (I use timer when I need super stability) Finally, this camera offers a fine platform to learn how the ISO, Aperture, Exposure, White Balance etc work together and affect your pictures. Might never need more as a non professional (except for bragging rights). Enjoy.
Thu Jan 03 00:00:00 MST 2013ncherani Rating:4.0
There are some great in-depth reviews out there on this camera already. So I just want to add my personal likes and dislikes about this camera since buying it about a month ago. I have previously owned the Canon S2 and the SX20, and have used and abused them well in my travels. Furthermore, I've made some great photos and videos with these cameras, and have created several good quality DVDs and Blu-rays of my travels). With the promised better low light shooting and the greater zoom that the SX50 has to offer, I jumped at the upgrade. I'm glad so far that I did. Likes: “It's the zoom, stupid!” No seriously, I love to zoom in on wildlife and people from a distance. I travel a lot and this allows me to take photos of people without the need to ask first (and thereby not get a posed shot). The 50 times zoom works really well and quite frankly is astonishing. I like the larger LCD screen. It frames the 4:3 aspect photos a lot better. I have always loved and used the articulation feature of the screen I mostly use Manual mode, but I love playing with the HDR (High Dynamic Range imaging. This effect shoots three exposures and combines them to produce a tone-mapped effect with color effect options including Sepia, Black and White an Super vivid colors). I've taken some really nice shots with this, although at lower light situations it's best to have a tripod (which I plan on buying soon). Shooting in low light situations. I have gotten some pretty good shots with hardly any noise at both 800 and 1600 ISO. Far better than earlier versions of this Canon. (Yes, I know: the Panasonic is better at this. But the Panny is a couple hundred bucks more expensive.) The High Speed Burst HQ (accessed via the “SCN” preset menu) is pretty cool, shooting up to ten frames at, I believe, 13fps. I'm ok without the 4 x AA batteries. The SX50 is significantly lighter than the SX20 because of the use of a propriety Li-ion battery instead of the AAs. Sure the battery life is not so hot, but I bought 2 extra Li-ions from non-Canon manufactures at about 9 bucks each. I am pleased with the speed of the auto focus. It did not take long to focus on and shoot some wildlife, all of which can easily and quickly slip away. Dislikes: I don't like the viewfinder. Hard to frame anything using it. This definitely keeps me from giving the SX50 a 5 star rating. The super slow motion feature is at a high frame rate (240 frames per second), but at a very low quality. You can't really use it in making your DVDs or Blurays (at least I haven't found a way yet). I guess you can just use it for a playback on the camera's LCD. The quicker slow motion setting (120fps?) has better quality, though still not HD. Panning, while shooting the high quality HD video, is horrible. It created a very choppy looking video I took of the ocean. I will have to test to see if the lower quality setting (which the SX20 has—which panned nicely) is any better. Although the SX50 has the ability to shoot in RAW format, I have not seen the need for it. As I progress in my understanding of how to use it with post processing software, it might be useful. For now, I am happy with the JPEGs I get. The quality of the camera's build feels cheaper. They used a plastic which, although lighter, feels and looks cheaper. I am however, getting used to it. Final thoughts: I am reading more photography books to learn how to more effectively utilize the impressive features of the SX50. I am looking forward to taking it backpacking in Yosemite this summer, and South East Asia next winter. I also hope it will be more useful in capturing low light photos of my 6th grade students inside the classroom. Though not perfect, it feels so far like a good upgrade from the SX20. I am happy with my purchase.
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