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Canon Power Shot SX20 review update

man on roof with ladder in foreground


The first bit of feedback I have on the new Canon Power Shot SX20 comes after only a few weeks of experimentation.

It's been my experience that the automatic setting is not quite acceptable in most situations, that is to say the picture either has the color off or it's a bit too washed out. Anna has some good examples of this on her more in depth review.

The good news is that the manual mode is easy to use and understand. Making this camera maybe not a good choice for someone who struggles with basic point and shoot units.

The above picture was taken today by Anna on the SCN setting.



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strider in the background

An example from last week of the Canon Power Shot SX20's automatic feature. Keep in mind this was towards the end of the day and what most folks would consider a low light situation. I didn't think it was that dark and have had other cheaper digital cameras in the past to handle this a lot better.

Notice how the green leaf material is weak and the wood chips seem washed out?

I should have went back and re-shot the image in a non automatic setting...but then I wouldn't have got our employee of the month in the background and I didn't know any better back then.

Comment by mark Thu Sep 16 16:38:53 2010





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